Entries have now opened for the 2017 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards, ranking and recognising the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, based on the last four years of revenue growth.
In 2016, Deloitte’s 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK generated £884 million in total annual revenues, employed more than 7,100 people and recorded an average four-year growth rate of 1,240% in the 2015/16 financial year.
Since 1998 the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards have been recognising and ranking the fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. The awards showcase the UK’s dynamic technology ecosystem and some of the most exciting high-tech companies out there.
Last year’s winner: Brainlabs - With a staggering four-year revenue growth rate of 8,255%, London-based Brainlabs, the performance marketing agency, was named the overall winner of the 2016 UK Technology Fast 50 competition. Since being founded in 2012, Brainlabs has blended automation, data analytics and innovative strategy to supercharge their clients’ online advertising offering.
Daniel Gilbert, CEO and founder of Brainlabs, commented on last year’s award win: “Coming top of last year’s Fast 50 awards was a fantastic achievement for our hard-working team. The significance hasn’t been lost on us; since then we have carried this momentum on to become bigger and, more importantly, better than ever before.”
Claire Jolly, head of TMT for Deloitte in the North West, said: “The North West technology start-up scene is truly fascinating. For the last two decades the Fast 50 Awards have celebrated hundreds of companies from across the technology sector. This programme offers a glimpse into what the future tech scene might look like in the North West and beyond.
“The class of 2017 will follow in the footsteps of last year’s winners – including In Touch Networks and Cloud Technology Solutions from the North West – and other alumni such as WorldRemit, notonthehighstreet.com, Skyscanner and Just Eat. I would encourage technology start-ups from across the North West to apply for what is an excellent opportunity for businesses to showcase their achievements.”