Over half the turnover of this digital marketing agency is generated in North America, from clients including Google and HP. Recent work includes promoting Google Maps as a travel tool for holidaymakers. The London firm, founded in 2005, has six international offices, with global chief executive Christian Juhl, 42, based in San Francisco. Founding partner and executive chairman Matt Isaacs, 43, is based in London. Sales rose 21% to £256m but margins were tight.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank101
CompanyEssence
ActivityDigital marketing agency
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*256.5
Operating profit £m*1.0
Main shareholdersMatt Isaacs (40%), Andy Bonsall (24%), Andrew Shebbeare (24%), other management (12%)
Staff458
Founded2005
Websitewww.essencedigital.com

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