The devices created by this Swansea manufacturer use high-intensity pulses of light to target unwanted hair and stop growth at the root. The products scan the user’s skin tone before setting the energy level required. The company sells its SmoothSkin range in more than 30 countries, with mainland Europe and Asia the fastest-growing markets. In 2017, international sales rose to £30.9m, representing 94% of turnover. The company is backed by BGF chairman Sir Nigel Rudd and early Betfair investor Richard Koch, and is led by chief executive Giles Davies, 51.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank5
CompanyiPulse
ActivityHair removal technology
LocationSwansea
2-yr av intl sales growth pa167.26%
International sales £000s30,945
Total sales £000s32,874
Staff39
Founded2002
Websitewww.cyden.com

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