Lycamobile’s customers use its prepaid mobile SIM cards to make high-quality, low-cost international calls. Founded in 2004 by Subaskaran Allirajah, 41, the London group says it has 30m customers and employs over 7,000 people. It operates across Europe and Australia and launched in the US in March. Sales are UK consolidated trading and the company moved from loss to profit in its latest year.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank4
CompanyLycamobile
ActivityPrepaid mobile telecoms provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*633.3
Operating profit £m*11.3
Main shareholdersSubaskaran Allirajah (90%), Milind Kangle (8%), other (2%)
Staff1,165
Founded2004
Websitewww.lycamobile.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda