Vistorm

Charles Sharland, a former Hewlett-Packard salesman, sold his prized collection of motorbikes to start Vistorm in 1991. The company began as a computer reseller but now focuses on developing software and infrastructure for IT security. Its sales have increased 79% a year, from £5.6m in 1998 to £17.8m in 2000, when it made large losses. It raised £25m in venture capital last year from a group of investors led by 3i.

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Company details
Year2001
Rank60
CompanyVistorm
ActivityManaged services provider
LocationOxford
Average 3 year sales growth78.58%
Latest sales £000s17,792
Staff157
Founded1991
Websitewww.vistorm.com

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