Norwich-based The Money Centre describes itself as “a mortgage broker with a difference”. It’s certainly making a difference in its sector: the buy-to-let broker has grown 39.6 per cent during the past four years and is now turning over £22.3m. Profits currently stand at £3.5m. Mark Alexander and Michael Woodfine founded the company in 1990, with Clive Mason becoming a partner four years later. The executive took a cautious approach to growth, only taking on staff in 1998. Having such a strong and steady base, however, has paid off and The Money Centre now employs more than 200 people with existing clients and customer referrals forming 80 per cent of the business.