More than 16,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use this firm’s business management software for functions such as finance, supply chain and human resources. Customers, which include Hamleys, Blenheim Palace and Cineworld, are served from the firm’s 20 UK offices. Under chief executive Chris Bayne, 48, sales grew to £143.1m last year, fuelled by the completion of 14 acquisitions since 2015, including four digital learning and compliance businesses this year. It was valued at £1bn in its latest funding round, in April last year: investors include HgCapital and TA Associates.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank70
CompanyThe Access Group
ActivityBusiness software developer
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth66.83%
Latest sales £000s143,135
Staff1,332
Founded1989
Websitewww.theaccessgroup.com

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