This online insurance broker says it helps 80,000 small businesses a month compare insurance and lending quotes in a matter of minutes through its portal, Simplybusiness.co.uk. The company was founded in 2000 by Brad Liebmann, who provided the initial seed capital of €1m. Since then further funding has come from Prudential and Brit Insurance. With a customer base that includes construction firms, shops, pubs and buy-to-let landlords, the London company has raised its sales 40% a year from £2.2m in 2004 to £6m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank95
CompanyXbridge
ActivityOnline insurance broker
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth39.60%
Latest sales £000s5,991
Staff116
Founded2000
Websitewww.xbridge.com

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