This Ilkley-based company provides anti-money-laundering services to more than 4,000 businesses in the UK and overseas. Its platform provides a single source for checks, due diligence and monitoring for money-laundering compliance, by cross-checking and verifying identities. Demand for its services has accelerated since the UK introduced new regulations in 2017, helping revenues grow to £8.1m last year. It was launched in 2011 and is led by chief executive John Dobson, 69, who co-founded consumer data firm Callcredit, which was acquired last year by TransUnion for $1bn.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank86
CompanySmartsearch
ActivityAnti-fraud technology developer
LocationLeeds
Average 3 year sales growth56.21%
Latest sales £000s8,129
Staff82
Founded2011
Websitewww.smartsearchuk.com

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