Reading Room

A background in chartered accountancy has stood co-founder Margaret Manning in good stead since founding the website development company Reading Room with husband Simon Usher in 1996. The company was set up with seed capital from friends, before Octopus Asset Management injected £1m in 2005. A tight rein on the budget and contracts from large clients such as Glaxo, BBC, Porsche and Royal Mail have resulted in sales growth of 60% a year from an annualised £2.3m in 2005 to £9.5m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank50
CompanyReading Room
ActivityDigital communications agency
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth60.27%
Latest sales £000s*9,532
Staff150
Founded1996
Websitewww.readingroom.com

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