Fjord designs digital customer interfaces (equipment or programs designed to communicate information from one system of computing devices or programs to another) for clients in broadcast media, telecoms, finance and technology. The business researches customers’ needs, conceives and designs the interface and offers marketing support for the product launch. Clients include the BBC, for which it designed the iPlayer, as well as Orange, Nokia and Yahoo! Olof Schybergson, Mark Curtis and Michael Beeston founded the company in 2001, and, last year Beringea paid a reported £2.4m for a 26% stake. Sales have grown 90% a year, from £1.7m in 2006 to £11.9m in 2009.
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