Hot 100 2012 – 48: Kelway Holdings

The basics

Company name: Kelway Holdings
What they do: IT services powerhouse
Headquarters: London
The boss: Phil Doye


The financials


Latest turnover (£,000): 260,875
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 39
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 1,135


The details


Phil Doye started his busines at the age of 21, selling fax rolls, printer cartridges and cables to medium-sized businesses from his flat.

Now Kelway (Doye’s middle name) is a £261m-turnover IT powerhouse with 30 of the FTSE 100 on its customer books. The company has grown through acquisitions: it gobbled up Elcom in 2007 and, most recently, ISC.

And Doye has big ambitions: “This is a work in progress,” he says. “We are building a world-class company.”

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Phil Doye is a speaker at the 2012 Entrepreneurs’ Summit, in association with Investec and supported by the CBI, on June 13, 2012. Keynote speakers include: Travelex founder Lloyd Dorfman, business secretary Vince Cable, super-investor Luke Johnson and 20+ more speakers. Book here or contact Silvia Natalicchi on

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