Think Analytics crowned Scottish Exporter of the Year

Think Analytics crowned Scottish Exporter of the Year

Think Analytics has been crowned Scottish Exporter of the year at the HSBC Scottish Export Awards in association with Scottish Enterprise.

The Glasgow-headquartered firm, which was shortlisted for both the most entrepreneurial exporter of the year and small exporter of the year awards, was crowned the overall winner at the sell-out event at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel last night (23 March) attended by over 400 people. 

Think Analytics was commended for its innovative search and recommendations software which it licenses to major TV media companies in over 30 countries and in 36 different languages. The software helps analyse the viewing habits and interests of viewers, reaching 150 million people worldwide.

The company is a real success story for Scotland’s burgeoning tech sector having trumped Silicon Valley companies in recent years, and with further growth anticipated, its management team are expecting to turn Think into a US$100m company over the coming years.

BQ managing director Bryan Hoare praised Think for its entrepreneurial exporting achievements. He said: “ThinkAnalytics is just one of a whole bunch of entrepreneurial Scottish Exporters that we have seen enter the awards this year.

“We’ve been surprised by the depth and breadth of the entries and in Think we have found another first class exporter that Scotland can hold high in its regard amongst many other businesses trading successfully overseas. These awards are all about inspiration - saying to businesses across Scotland you can do it too.”

Alison McGregor, CEO of HSBC Scotland, added: “Tonight has been a celebration of some of our most talented businesses that are connecting Scotland to international opportunities.

“Encouraging more of this entrepreneurial spirit seen here tonight will help to rebalance the economy outside of London with direct benefits for Scotland. ThinkAnalytics has a very bright future ahead and we hope more businesses will follow suit and expand internationally.”

The other winners on the night included:

  • Large Exporter of the Year - Alba Power (Highly Commended - John McGavigan)
  • Small Exporter of the Year - Merlin ERD (Highly Commended - Fathom Systems)
  • Emerging Start Up Exporter of the Year - Cheeky Chompers (Highly Commended - Chocolate and Love)
  • E-Commerce Exporter of the Year - SST Sensing (Highly Commended - Trtl)
  • Export Team of the Year - Loch Duart (Highly Commended - Sports Labs)
  • Logistics Partner of the Year - Bullet Express
  • Professional Services Exporter of the Year - Genoa Black
  • Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year - Think Analytics (Highly Commended - Highlander International (Recycling)

Think Analytics was then selected unanimously by the judges from the category winners as the overall BQ Scottish Exporter of the Year.