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Hot 100 2012 – 92: Texthelp Systems

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The basics

Company name: Texthelp Systems
What they do: IT for individuals with learning difficulties
Headquarters: Antrim
The boss: Martin McKay

The financials

Latest turnover (£,000): 12,339
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 30
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 3,847

The details

This company started out in 1996 producing software products to help dyslexic children improve their reading and comprehension. It has since expanded its range of products to help anyone with reading and writing difficulties, whether in the classroom at home, at work, or for people for whom English is a second language. 

Texthelp now has 100 staff. It is based in Antrim, Northern Ireland, and has a US office in Massachusetts. 

As an innovative company, Texthelp is looking at taking its reading and writing technology into the cloud and onto smartphones. Founder Martin McKay remains as chief technical officer. 

Ebitda has more than doubled to £3.85m.

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