This foreign exchange firm has processed £60bn since it was founded in a London basement by Jonathan Quin, 41, and Nick Robinson, 42, in 2004. It expanded to Australia in 2008, followed by the US and Asia, and its customers include individuals and businesses, such as Virgin Money. World First is chaired by former Bank of England deputy governor Sir David Clementi, 67, and is backed by US private-equity house FTV Capital, which bought a minority stake in 2013. Annualised international sales hit £30.4m in 2015.
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