Founded in 2005 with a contract from Carphone Warehouse, this digital marketing agency now counts Google, Expedia and Barclays as customers and has offices in London, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Singapore. Essence is led by co-founder and chief executive Matt Isaacs, 41, who started the year by snapping up Point Reach, an American mobile advertising agency that has Walgreens and eBay as clients.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank221
CompanyEssence
ActivityDigital marketing agency
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*148.1
Operating profit £m*2.9
Main shareholdersMatt Isaacs (40%), Andy Bonsall (24%), Andrew Shebbeare (24%), other management (12%)
Staff278
Founded2005
Websitewww.essencedigital.com

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