IT consultant Graeme Cox had to travel long distances to clients’ sites. However, during one three-hour commute, he discussed with Stuart Fraser an idea that would allow them to set up their own business. “We saw a need for an IT security provider in Scotland,” says Cox, “and we had plenty of time in the car to formulate the business plan.” Today Edinburgh-based dns includes Scottish Power, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clifford Chance among its customers. The company’s sales grew 99% a year from an annualised £503,000 in 2000 to £2m in 2002.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank37
Companydns
ActivityIT security consultancy
LocationEdinburgh
Average 3 year sales growth98.83%
Latest sales £000s1,990
Staff28
Founded1999
Websitewww.dns.co.uk

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