Andrew Brode was working in publishing when he acquired RWS, Europe's largest technical translation and patent search business in 1995. The Gerrards Cross-based operation was floated on the stock market in 2003 by way of a reverse takeover.
Activity: Translation services
Latest turnover: £77m
Five-year rise in turnover: 40%
No. of employees: 532
Five-year rise in employment: 12%