This company was founded by two different sorts of business prodigy, who met at a helicopter club. The chairman, Denys Shortt, 40, is a serial entrepreneur. The managing director, Andrew Butt, 21, founded his own company at the age of 14 to sell computers and make repairs. Their company designs intuitive, web-based software to help customers like J Sainsbury manage documents and online content. It also created an interactive GCSE revision website for Collins that provides students with feedback on their performance. Sales have risen 100% a year from £253,000 in 2001 to £1m in 2003.

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Company details
Year2004
Rank50
CompanyEnable International
ActivityManagement software developer
LocationStratford-upon-Avon
Average 3 year sales growth99.82%
Latest sales £000s*1,009
Staff12
Founded2000
Websitewww.enable.com

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