World First, the Only Foreign Exchange Company on the ‘Hot 100’ List for 2012

Real Business and Investec publish their analysis of the UK’s fastest growing 100
private companies, having compiled the data from Companies House. The Investec Hot 100 companies are spread across the UK and from different sectors. World First was the only foreign exchange firm on the list, sitting at 20th overall, following three years of continued expansion.

Despite operating in a crowded market place, World First has grown from a start-up in
2004 into the UK’s 3rd largest foreign exchange company, with a GBP3bn transaction volume. They offer tailored hedging solutions for managing international currency transfers for both private clients and businesses.

Nick Robinson, who co-founded firm with fellow Managing Director, Jonathan Quin, said: “It may be a competitive market, but we felt that not enough focus was placed on the client experience when it came to foreign exchange.

“At World First there is always someone available to help when clients call and they will always speak to one of the team within a maximum of three rings, because we don’t believe in making people talk to machines.”

Jonathan Quin said: “We’re very happy to have been recognised on the ‘Hot 100’ list. We’ve had to work hard to secure new business, but it also helps that our existing client base is so loyal.”

“In the modern world, people are looking for fast, secure and easy to use systems when
it comes to things like foreign exchange transfers and that’s how we can help. With our
industry leading system, World First Online, we are setting new benchmarks for the