Fast Track 100

Holiday-makers can use this firm’s website to find hotels with no-alcohol policies, women-only leisure facilities and halal food. Two university friends, Enver Cebi, 40, and Elnur Seyidli, 41, founded the Reading firm in 2009 with Seyidli’s savings. It won £600,000 of angel investment in 2016, which helped it move to a larger office and develop its search platform. Turnover — measured by gross booking value — reached £17.6m last year, and the company has more than 300,000 registered customers in more than 84 countries. In September it raised £1.6m from investors in a round valuing the company at £41m.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank33
CompanyHalalBooking
ActivitySpecialist online travel agency
LocationReading
Annual sales rise over 3 years81.13%
Latest sales £000s*17,632
Staff49
Founded2009
Websitewww.halalbooking.com

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