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World First, the international currency expert, has placed seventh in the Annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

 The list is compiled of Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over the latest two years of available accounts.

World First is the highest placed financial services business in the list after another year of considerable international growth across Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The business employs more than 400 people globally in London, Sydney, Austin, Singapore and Hong Kong with licenses to serve clients in over 45 countries.

World First also recently launched a new service in Japan providing access to the Japanese market for online sellers around the world and later this month will open an office in Amsterdam.

A typical international track company has total sales of £25m-200m, average two-year international sales growth of 15%-340% p.a. and has between 10-1,000 members of staff.

Other leading businesses on the list this year include Pret A Manger, Brewdog, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Skyscanner. Former successful entrants include Markit and Specsavers.

Commenting Jonathan Quin, CEO of World First said:

“I am delighted by the progress we have made in moving up the list and into the top ten for the first time. It is excellent recognition of the hard work the whole team puts in to help us continue on our international growth trajectory. Our recent launch in Japan is further proof of our ambition to expand to help individuals, businesses and online sellers around the world , and we are also set to open our first office in the Netherlands later this month. It is always nice to win awards, especially in the company of some great British businesses that are going global in this year’s Track 200 list.”