Ten years ago, I started my first business.  I would like to say there was a ‘eureka’ moment – but it was far more desperate than that.  I had enough of not being in control of my own destiny – and believed I could pay my own way in the world.  I loved every minute of it.  However, after a few years, the dominant question I kept coming back to was ‘what is this for’?  Two years ago, with a new business partner, we had a grand goal to ‘build something of value’ what this means in reality is can we grow and sell our business?

I am 38 years old.

Key Financial Information and Ownership

The founding partners of  own 50% each of the company. Their objective is to build a business to such a value it can be sold for more than £5,000,000 in a 3-5 year time frame based on a multiple of profit and pipeline.

Our performance over the last few years has been OK.  We are not Facebook – but we are growing and profitable.  Our clients are large, complex businesses such as O2, SKY and Barclays.

Measure 2013 2014 2015 (plan)
Revenue £682K £964K £1.6M
Gross Profit £507K £677K £1.3M
Net Profit £214K £244K £600K