Warrington-based AppSense develops virtualisation software that enables staff to work remotely. It was founded in 2000 by Charlie Sharland, a former electronics salesman, who sold one business and used his savings to buy out Appsense. Goldman Sachs has a stake in the business which saw its turnover jump 244% and employment by 196% in the five years to June 2013.
Latest turnover: £62m
Five-year rise in turnover: 244%
No. of employees: 498
Five-year rise in employment: 196%