The North’s 50 fastest growing tech businesses revealed

Startups 100-featured RealityMine and Tyres on the Drive named in list of companies with “enormous potential for global expansion”

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The 50 fastest growing technology businesses in the North of England have been named in a new index by  GP Bullhound, and features Startups 100 companies Manchester-based RealityMine and Cheshire-based Tyres on the Drive,

Recognised because of their “enormous potential for global expansion”, the businesses within the list are said to have grown their combined revenues by 90% to £1.12bn during 2015.

Other familiar Northern companies in the index include Edinburgh-based search engine Skyscanner, Manchester-based app developer Apadmi and online community The LADbible.

Manchester-based women’s online fashion platform Missguided, Salford-based call tracking service ResponseTap, and Macclesfield-based car finance company Zuto also feature.

Interestingly, Manchester is home to the highest number of companies on the list at 28%, while 16% are based in Yorkshire, 14% in Newcastle and the remainder scattered across the North from Blackpool, to Sunderland, and Glasgow.

The 50 companies form a shortlist of names that will be judged at GP Bullhound’s Northern Tech Awards on March 23 in Liverpool.

Hugh Campbell, managing partner of GP Bullhound, commented:

“These companies have shown the dynamic potential of Northern tech to consistently produce high-growth digital businesses. The digital economy is thriving and this is a cause for celebration.”

Henry Williams

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