Hot 100 2012 – 19: Parabis

The basics

Company name: Parabis
What they do: Claims handling for insurers
Headquarters: Croydon
The boss: Tim Oliver

The financials

Latest turnover (£,000): 17,646
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 53
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 1,659

The details

Crash your car and you’ve got a chance of talking to one of Parabis’ employees. The firm handles claims for insurance firms, bringing together lawyers and rehabilitation professionals under one roof. 

Chief executive Tim Oliver says: “What sets us apart isn’t just cost, it’s quality. We have thought about the entire process, so that from day one, hour one, the customer is put on a smooth path which will process their claim through to settlement as soon as possible.” 

Growth has been organic, helped by a handful of small acquisitions, and may even speed up now that Duke Street private equity has taken a majority share in Parabis. 

“Duke Street may give us the finance we need to grow in currently non-core areas,” says Oliver, who will remain chief executive.

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