Unicom offers cut-price telecoms and broadband services via BT’s network to a customer base of 65,000. Located in Manchester, the firm claims to supply more than 400m minutes of calls a year and prides itself on its customer service. Founded by chief executive Simon Clarke in 1998, it says it acquires up to 600 new business customers every week and has expanded into web design and hosting. Sales grew 53% a year from £13.2m in 2004 to £31m in 2006, with profits rising to £5.2m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank95
CompanyUnicom
ActivityTelecoms services provider
LocationManchester
Average 3 year sales growth53.27%
Latest sales £000s30,976
Staff466
Founded1998
Websitewww.switchingon.com

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