This Southampton company’s core business lies in designing and developing bespoke software for clients, mainly in the financial-services industry, which accounts for 85% of sales. iMeta says that some 90% of Northern Rock’s intermediaries use its technology to help sell and track mortgages. Sales of two proprietary products – an online banking system and a customer-data management system for investment banks – account for 15% of turnover. Founded in 2000 and led by directors Adrian Roe, Ben Marsh, Nick Canfor and Steve Strong, the company has grown its sales 56% a year from £1.5m in 2004 to £3.5m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank91
CompanyiMeta
ActivityBusiness software developer
LocationSouthampton
Average 3 year sales growth55.69%
Latest sales £000s3,523
Staff43
Founded2000
Websitewww.imeta.co.uk

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