Based in London, Thunderhead provides software to the likes of Saga, Barclays and American Express so they can personalise their communications with customers and send them more relevant information. The company offers a single program to manage communications in any medium, such as print, email and messages sent to smartphones. It claims this can free up to 70% of IT resources and increase customer loyalty. Founded in 2001 by chief executive Glen Manchester, Thunderhead has boosted its sales 35% a year from £7.4m in 2006 to £18.3m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank98
CompanyThunderhead.com
ActivityCommunications software developer
LocationNortheast London
Average 3 year sales growth35.07%
Latest sales £000s18,289
Staff98
Founded2001
Websitewww.thunderhead.com

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