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Finalists announced for Northern Tech Awards 2016

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Manchester, 11 March 2016

GP Bullhound identifies the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in the North

GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, has selected the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the North ahead of this month’s Northern Tech Awards taking place in Liverpool on 23 March.

This list of 50 private companies demonstrates the depth of technology excellence operating in the North and includes businesses such as Skyscanner, Sky Betting and Gaming, Missguided, Mobica and Nomad Digital, widely seen as having enormous potential for global expansion. The 50 companies have grown their combined revenues by 90% to £1.12bn in 2015.

Over half of all the selected firms specialise in enterprise software, demonstrating the strength of the Northern software scene. Meanwhile 26% of companies are in IT services, the others specialising in Ecommerce or digital media.

28% of the companies are based in Manchester, 16% are from Yorkshire and 14% reside in Newcastle. The rest of the digital businesses profiled are remarkably widespread, from Blackpool to Sunderland and Chesterfield to Glasgow, demonstrating great diversity in where technology companies are being built in the UK today.

These 50 companies form the shortlist that will be profiled at GP Bullhound’s Northern Tech Awards, to be judged by the likes of David Rowan, Editor of Wired, Sir Terry Leahy, ex-CEO of Tesco, and Alex Baldock, CEO of Shop Direct. The final ranking and judges’ awards will be announced on the night at an invitation-only dinner at The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, on 23 March 2016.

The Northern Tech Awards 2016 are supported and sponsored by Barclays Bank, Squire Patton Boggs, William Currie Group, Berenberg, Business Growth Fund, Enterprise Ventures, Frazer John Recruitment, Inflexion, Liverpool Vision, London Stock Exchange, Scottish Equity Partners and Tech North.

The list in full in alphabetical order:

Agenor Technology
Angel Solutions
Apadmi
Aql
Aspire Technology Solutions
Azzure IT
Bede Gaming
Blue Prism
Carfinance247
Centriq Group
Chess Telecom
Cloud Technology Solutions
Cyberhawk Innovations
Degree53
Dialogue Group
Ebecs
ESP Group
Evoke Creative
Evolution Funding
Exco InTouch
Godel Technologies
Houseology
Intechnica
Interact
Metronet
Missguided
Mobica
Mobysoft
Nomad Digital
Nucleus
OnTrac
Orange Bus
Performance Horizon
Pinnacle Data
PJA Distribution
ProVu Communications
RealityMine
ResponseTap
SafeGuard
Scott Logic
Sky Betting & Gaming
Skyscanner
Stroma
Sykes Cottages
The Nostrum Group
TheLADbible
Tyres on The Drive
Utiligroup
WorkCast
Zuto