Providing foreign-exchange and international payment services to both private and corporate clients, this company distinguished itself by also having FSA authorisation to offer foreign-exchange advice to customers. Already operating out of the UK, France, Gibraltar and Australia, co-founders Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson will shortly add an American office. Sales, which represent the margin taken on trades, rose by 63% a year, from £1.9m in 2007 to £8.3m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank65
CompanyWorld First
ActivityInternational payments provider
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years62.75%
Latest sales £000s8,281
Staff67
Founded2004
Websitewww.worldfirst.com

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