This firm develops software for the insurance industry and gives it away free. It then takes a commission from the insurer on each transaction. The Brighton company, founded by Ralph Ehlers in 1999, says it is working with 22 leading British insurance companies. Consultancy and commissions have increased sales 52% a year from an annualised £741,000 in 1999 to £1.7m in 2001, when it made a loss.

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Company details
Year2002
Rank99
CompanyInsure-com
ActivityInsurance software developer
LocationBrighton
Average 3 year sales growth52.26%
Latest sales £000s1,719
Staff34
Founded1999
Websitewww.insur-e.net

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