Neil Hutchinson, 35, started this London business in 2004 as an online marketing agency. It has grown by launching and buying web businesses including price comparison site uSwitch, bought in 2009, and Factory Media, bought last year. International sales are mainly in Europe and the US and hit £88.8m in 2011.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank122
CompanyForward Internet Group
ActivityMedia developer and investor
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa39.90%
International sales £000s88,763
Total sales £000s139,293
Staff218
Founded2004
Websitewww.forward.co.uk

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