Essensys, founded in 2006, provides cloud-based IT and communications services to over 5,000 businesses including British Gas, Huawei and Unilever. Its JEFF software automates the management of the company’s services from a single self-service interface. The company, led by founder and chief executive Mark Furness, 41, spends over £2m on research and development annually, and has just opened its first US office. It also hosts an annual conference on digital technology and business which last year included Lord Coe as a speaker. Sales reached £10.3m in 2014.
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