In 1996 Andy Hogan, who founded Netservices, told Mark Vickers that if he met sales targets he would get a stake in the company. Now chief executive, Vickers has helped sales at the Manchester internet service provider grow 54% a year from an annualised £827,000 in 1999 to an annualised £1.9m in 2001. The firm is financed through retained profits.

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Company details
Year2002
Rank97
CompanyNetservices
ActivityInternet service provider
LocationManchester
Average 3 year sales growth53.52%
Latest sales £000s†1,948
Staff18
Founded1996
Websitewww.netservicesplc.com

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