Each month 25m people in 42 countries use this firm’s website and app to book airline tickets — double the number it achieved last year. Travellers can search for flights by time, price and airline. The Edinburgh company also doubled revenues, representing commission earned, to £65.8m in 2013, and plans to expand to 600 staff this year. Co-founder and chief executive Gareth Williams, 45, has opened offices in Beijing, Miami, Singapore and, most recently, Glasgow. Last October, Skyscanner secured investment from Sequoia Capital, valuing it at £500m.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank23
CompanySkyscanner
ActivityTravel search engine
LocationEdinburgh
Average 3 year sales growth95.52%
Latest sales £000s65,819
Staff377
Founded2003
Websitewww.skyscanner.net

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