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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”

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
Henry Williams

Henry has been writing for since 2015, covering everything from business finance and web builders to tax and red tape. He’s also contributed to many of our industry-renowned annual indexes, including Startups 100 and Young Guns, and created a number of the site’s popular how to guides. Before joining the team, he reviewed films for a culture website, and still harbours ambitions of being a screenwriter.


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