Plumbers, decorators and yoga teachers were all early adopters of handheld payment terminals, which use tech developed by High Wycombe-based Miura. Last year it raised £11m from Draper Esprit; distributor agreements with US firms Square, PayPal and NCR helped overseas sales grow to £20.2m. Miura is led by Ian Rutland, 53.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank27
CompanyMiura Systems
ActivityPayment hardware provider
LocationHigh Wycombe
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa97.52
International sales £000s20,209
Total sales £000s24,819
Staff44
Founded2008
Websitewww.miurasystems.com

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