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Network Rail, Warner Bros and Virgin all rent offices from MLS Group. The London company operates 42 serviced office centres, most of which it leases. It provides IT, telephones and secretarial services, along with desk space, to more than 800 businesses. Paul Williams founded MLS in 1997 when he started renting out surplus office space at his advertising company. MLS’s sales have risen 139% a year from £841,000 in 2000 to £11.4m in 2003.

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Company details
Year2004
Rank18
CompanyMLS Group
ActivityBusiness centre operator
LocationSE London
Annual sales rise over 3 years138.50%
Latest sales £000s11,408
Staff66
Founded1997
Websitewww.mlsbusinesscentres.com

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