More than one million domains are hosted by this London company, which provides the infrastructure and technical expertise to do so worldwide. UK2.net’s customers range from those requiring basic sites to those that need sophisticated applications, including a global cloud-based platform that enables the website to cope with the changing amount of web traffic as it rises and falls. Last April, LDC backed a £47m management buyout, taking an 80% stake and bringing in former Cable & Wireless chief strategy officer Phil Male as chief executive. Sales increased 58% a year from £7.2m in 2008 to £28.6m in 2011.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank53
CompanyUK2.net
ActivityInternet services provider
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth58.22%
Latest sales £000s*28,639
Staff193
Founded1998
Websitewww.uk2.net

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