This Soho visual-effects specialist does work for films and advertising. Its projects have included Guardians of the Galaxy, Paddington and Avatar, and it won its second Oscar in 2014 for ground-breaking work on the space epic Gravity. Framestore was founded in 1986 and now has offices in London, Montreal, New York and Los Angeles. Malaysian investment fund All Asia Digital Content took a 30% stake in the business in 2013 to fund its expansion into Asia. Co-founder and chief executive Sir William Sargent, 58, oversaw international sales of £40.4m in 2014.
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