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As the mobile-phone market took off, dealer Clive Drake saw an opening and set up Rent-A-Phone in 1993 to cater for people who needed temporary use of a phone. Its sales have grown 69% a year from £866,000 in 1998 to £4.2m in 2001, when the Essex firm had 20 staff.

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Company details
Year2002
Rank98
CompanyWorldRoam
ActivityMobile phone hirer
LocationEssex
Annual sales rise over 3 years69.07%
Latest sales £000s4,186
Staff20
Founded1993
Websitewww.rentaphone.co.uk

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