PRESS RELEASE: Unruly Crowned 2nd Fastest Growing Tech Company In The UK At Deloitte Tech 50 Awards

09.11.2012 by Eddie Tomalin
Deloitte, TechFast50, UK Fast 50

Unruly has been ranked the second fastest-growing tech company in the country.

Co-founder Sarah Wood was handed the coveted accolade at the Deloitte UK Fast 50 awards dinner last night. Unruly finished second overall, was the London regional winner and sector winner in the software category.

This year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 highlights the dominance of London, with six of the top ten companies coming from the capital. Overall, technology companies from London make up 42% of the ranking and account for 79% of the combined revenue of the Fast 50.

Wood said: “London is a great place for a business like ours. The creative and technology sectors are strong, and the blend of start-ups makes it a really vibrant centre.

“The Government has helped to harness invention well over the last few years, building a perception of London as a city that can build technology businesses. Sometimes we don’t celebrate our successes enough and they are out there.”

The awards, which acknowledge the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, is in its 15th year. They are sponsored by Taylor Wessing, international law firm, and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, a venture and growth capital investor.

The combined revenue generated by the Fast 50 winning companies is £1.5 billion, the highest it has been for the last five years and 38% higher than last year.

This year sees an increase in companies based in the South East featured in the Fast 50. One fifth (22%) of the companies are located in the region, compared to 16% in 2011, and 18% in 2010.

David Halstead, Deloitte partner leading the Technology Fast 50, said: “The success of the South East demonstrates the growing influence of London and the importance of being in proximity to it.

“The Fast 50 awards are an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition for their successes and achievements. This year’s ranking highlights the importance of being innovative and finding a niche product or service, to beat the recession.”

You can see the full list of winners here.

Unruly has now automatically been entered into the Fast 500 EMEA Programme, which will be announced on November 30.

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