Clients including Carluccio’s, Wagamama, Fuller’s, Marston’s and Jamie’s Italian use Fourth Hospitality’s web-based software to manage invoicing, purchasing, stock control, menus, human resources and payroll. The business has spent the past 12 months expanding in Britain as well as overseas, most notably in Spain and America. Earlier this year it also acquired a company that develops menu planning and nutritional management software. Fourth Hospitality was founded by husband and wife Derek and Edwina Lilley. Its sales grew 96% a year from £1.1m in 2006 to £8.4m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank16
CompanyFourth Hospitality
ActivityHospitality software developer
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth96.09%
Latest sales £000s8,438
Staff118
Founded1999
Websitewww.fourthhospitality.com

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