Having previously founded, and sold, telecoms company Interroute, chairman Simon Taylor, 48, and chief executive Nick Razey, 52, established Next Generation Data in 2007. Two of their previous offices were destroyed in terrorist attacks — one by the IRA in London, and one in New York on September 11, 2001 — and this made them realise how vulnerable city-centre locations could be. The company’s data campus in South Wales is the largest of its kind in Europe, providing data hosting for companies including BT and IBM. It also offers partnerships for regional IT firms to service their clients. Sales at the Surrey business reached £8m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank55
CompanyNext Generation Data
ActivityDatacentre operator
LocationSurrey
Average 3 year sales growth61.61%
Latest sales £000s8,023
Staff33
Founded2007
Websitewww.nextgenerationdata.co.uk

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