This Manchester company claims to host hundreds of thousands of domain names on its internet servers. Customers such as UKTV and BP employ it to host their websites, and it has been named best hosting provider for four years in a row by the Internet Services Providers’ Association. Founded in 1999 by husband and wife, Lawrence and Gail Jones, the company is expanding by organic growth and acquisitions and is planning to buy two new data centres this year to bring its total to four. Sales have risen 67% a year from £1.4m in 2005 to £6.4m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank38
CompanyUKFast
ActivityInternet hosting provider
LocationManchester
Average 3 year sales growth66.75%
Latest sales £000s6,425
Staff57
Founded1999
Websitewww.ukfast.co.uk

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