This foreign exchange firm was founded by chief executive Jonathan Quin, 44, and Nick Robinson, 45, in 2004 and now has seven offices worldwide. Overseas sales hit £56.4m in 2017. It is backed by US private-equity firm FTV Capital, which bought a minority stake in 2013, and it is reported to be in sale talks with China’s Ant Financial.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank179
CompanyWorldFirst
ActivityInternational payment provider
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa36.13%
International sales £000s56,350
Total sales £000s85,905
Staff641
Founded2004
Websitewww.worldfirst.com

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