International Track 200

Neil Hutchinson’s business began life in 2004 as an online marketing agency for companies wishing to improve their rankings in search-engine results. It has since developed “Invisible Hand” technology, which notifies internet users of cheaper prices on alternative websites and generates commissions for subsequent sales. The London company also runs a collection of e-commerce and price-comparison sites, and it acquired uSwitch in 2009. International sales at the business, which counts Hilton, North Face and eBay among its clients, increased by 287% a year, from £3m in 2007 to an annualised £45.4m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank2
CompanyForward Internet Group
ActivityMedia developer and investor
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa286.69%
International sales £000s†45,355
Total sales £000s†50,808
Staff46
Founded2004
Websitewww.forward.co.uk

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