In a bid to escape to the country, Michael Houghton, a chartered accountant, set up Epinet Communications in 1985. From a barn in Cheltenham, the company builds websites and e-commerce systems for clients such as Alton Towers and the British Heart Foundation. Sales have grown 69% a year, from £460,841 in 1998 to £1.3m in 2000.

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Company details
Year2001
Rank68
CompanyEpinet Communications
ActivityCommunications software developer
LocationGloucestershire
Average 3 year sales growth69.13%
Latest sales £000s1,318
Staff14
Founded1985
Websitewww.epinet.co.uk

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