When someone types a word into a search engine such as Google, this London company positions a relevant advertisement in the search results. Last year Traffic Broker won a contract with Hilton International to handle all of its global search marketing. It also works with the likes of Amazon, O2 and Dell, and runs its own websites, such as Omio.com, which compares prices and deals on mobile phones. The company was founded by chief executive Neil Hutchinson in 2004, and its sales have grown 109% a year from £4.8m in 2006 to £43.8m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank12
CompanyForward Internet Group
ActivityMedia developer and investor
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth109.40%
Latest sales £000s*43,787
Staff47
Founded2004
Websitewww.forward.co.uk

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