Founded by Mark Gordon, 47, in 2003, and operating from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, Evolve Telecom provides mobile communication services to businesses. Through organic growth and acquisitions, the company says it is now the second largest Vodafone platinum partner in the UK with more than 70,000 customers registered on the network. Sales at Evolve reached £20.3m in 2013, helped by the acquisition of Fenchurch Communications in March. Co-director Paul Althasen, 50, joined the business in 2007, and Evolve now has satellite offices in London, Cambridge and Cardiff.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank39
CompanyEvolve Telecom
ActivityTelecoms services provider
LocationEssex
Average 3 year sales growth73.78%
Latest sales £000s20,261
Staff106
Founded2003
Websitewww.evolvetele.com

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