Software produced by this company helps to run internet auctions. It can also assist firms that are bidding for contracts online. Buyers can quickly choose between suppliers by looking at the differences in price, service and delivery times. For example, Digital Union claims that PetroCanada, a Canadian oil and gas company, took only 45 minutes to renew contracts for all its photocopiers, saving £1m a year over its previous deal. Patrick Lawton founded the company in 1998. Its sales have increased 113% a year from an annualised £541,000 in 2000 to £2.5m in 2002.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank28
CompanyDigital Union
ActivityE-business software developer
LocationGuildford
Average 3 year sales growth113.34%
Latest sales £000s2,463
Staff32
Founded1998
Websitewww.digitalunion.com

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