In 1997, managing director Chris Panayis set up Freedom2Surf to provide web hosting services and broadband lines to residential and business users, which now include Bosch Siemens. This St Albans internet services provider has doubled its customer base in three years to 39,000 and its sales have grown 121% a year from £1.4m in 2002 to £6.7m in 2004. It is currently launching 1,300 hotspots to provide wireless internet access in restaurants and airports for business travellers.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank22
CompanyFreedom2Surf
ActivityInternet services provider
LocationHertfordshire
Average 3 year sales growth120.52%
Latest sales £000s6,686
Staff18
Founded1997
Websitewww.freedom2surf.net

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