UKFast is Ambassador for North West in Hot 100 List
UKFast has stood up for the North West on the national stage once again, having been named in the Real Business Investec Hot 100 – a list dominated by London and South East companies.
The Hot 100 is an annual list of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses, recognising the firms that show how to withstand, or even prosper in, an economic downturn.
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: “It’s wonderful to see so many technology firms in the list but I want to see more northern companies in the Class of 2014.
“The North West was at the heart of the first factories and mills; it was one of the fastest growing business communities during the industrial revolution. Now is no different. The North West is the greatest creative region in the UK and the home of the industrious revolution. I believe this region will be a breeding ground for some powerful businesses over the next 20 years.
“I’m delighted to see UKFast in the list in the middle of what has been our most successful awards season ever and in the week that we launch our revolutionary new cloud range eCloud.”
UKFast’s turnover grew 25% in the past year to hit the £20m mark and it is predicted to reach £25m by 2014 as part of its aim to reach £100m turnover by 2020.
UKFast is one of Europe’s fastest-growing technical companies as ranked by Deloitte and the Sunday Times Tech Track. Last year CEO Lawrence Jones was named Ernst & Young North Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, while his team collected the Greater Manchester Award for Innovation and Data Center ‘Special Assignment’ Team of the Year at the DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2012. In addition to winning the Data Centre Solutions Awards Private Cloud of the Year, UKFast was named the 7th best medium-sized workplace in the UK and 31st in Europe by the Great Place to Work Institute.
UKFast also celebrated the opening of the company’s first wholly-owned data centre, MaNOC 4 – where along with MaNOC 5, 6, and 7 UKFast’s newest data centre facilities will provide a further 20,000 sq ft of rack space in Manchester . Previous accolades include being named the ISPA UK’s Best Hosting Provider four years consecutively. UKFast has over 400,000 web domains on its network and over 4,000 clients across all industries. Clients include Virgin, Microsoft and UKTV. UKFast is a founding-member of the Cloud Industry Forum.