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Zen’s founder Richard Tang was quick to spot the commercial potential of the internet and the company says it was one of the first providers in the market when it was founded in 1995. Zen supplies broadband connections to homes and businesses, and claims to be adding up to 2,000 subscribers a month to its present total of 35,000. Customers include Sony Europe and Umbro. Sales have risen 96% a year from £1m in 2000 to £7.8m in 2003.

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Company details
Year2004
Rank39
CompanyZen Internet
ActivityInternet services provider
LocationRochdale
Annual sales rise over 3 years95.88%
Latest sales £000s7,809
Staff50
Founded1995
Websitewww.zen.co.uk

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