This Manchester company claims its directory service could save you 34% compared with competitors’ products. However, Unicom’s main source of revenue comes from providing 70,000 small to medium businesses with telecoms and broadband through BT networks. The company was founded in 1998 by chief executive Simon Clarke and managing director Stephen Palmer. Good customer service has been the key to success as sales at Unicom have risen 41% a year from £13.2m in 2004 to £37.1m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank88
CompanyUnicom
ActivityTelecoms services provider
LocationManchester
Average 3 year sales growth41.17%
Latest sales £000s37,097
Staff349
Founded1998
Websitewww.switchingon.com

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