This company helps to make playtime fun for children in some 2,000 schools across Britain. Playforce designs and installs bespoke playground equipment, doing anything from timber trails to outdoor classrooms. The company designs and sells the components, outsourcing the manufacturing and installation. Backed by a £5,000 loan from the Prince’s Trust, managing director Edward Webb has been hands-on since the early days, when he was selling the equipment and installing it himself. Sales grew 77% a year from £937,000 in 2003 to £5.2m in 2006.
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