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To improve the experience of buying glasses, Sideshow developed technology for Specsavers that allows customers to try on virtual pairs, comparing how they look with one swipe. The Bournemouth-based digital marketing agency uses technology to help other customers, for example working with easyJet to deliver live flight information and providing real-time coverage of Birmingham Pride for HSBC. Founded in 2008 by Chairman Tony Hill, 51, it has since acquired four other companies, Strawberrysoup, Thinking Juice, Bunnyfoot and Vertical Leap. Sales this year were £21.7m.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank73
CompanySideshow
ActivityDigital marketing agency
LocationBournemouth
Average 3 year sales growth65.93%
Latest sales £000s*21,744
Staff180
Founded2008
Websitewww.sideshowagency.com

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