Founded by brothers Jason and Simon Betteridge in 1998, Ridgian designs custom software for database integration and management information systems. It also produces mortgage-application software, which can be adapted for other financial products such as credit cards and loans. The company’s clients include such high-street names as Barclays and Alliance & Leicester. It has also developed technology that allows viewers to download 3D images of buildings from the web, and has recently opened an office in Amsterdam. Sales at the Birmingham company have grown by 83% a year from £456,000 in 2000 to £1.5m in 2002.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank48
CompanyRidgian
ActivityFinancial software developer
LocationBirmingham
Average 3 year sales growth83.25%
Latest sales £000s*1,531
Staff18
Founded1998
Websitewww.ridgian.co.uk

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