This Cheshire firm’s software — developed by a 45-strong R&D team — matches car buyers with providers of finance. It says its technology facilitates more than £22m of loans each month, and it recently launched a new mobile app. In February, Car Loan 4u raised £8m from Scottish Equity Partners, and with more people researching and buying cars online, sales reached £11.5m this year. The firm was set up in 2006 by internet entrepreneurs James Wilkinson, 33, and Ryan Dignan, 29.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank30
CompanyZuto
ActivityCar finance specialist
LocationCheshire
Average 3 year sales growth87.97%
Latest sales £000s*11,453
Staff220
Founded2006
Websitewww.zuto.com

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