The North’s fastest growing tech companies

The Northern Tech 100 league table ranks the top 100 fastest growing tech companies in the North.

How has the number 1 company grown so fast? What are the fastest growing sectors? What does this all say about Northern tech?

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The league table was produced in partnership with GP Bullhound and the Northern Tech Awards.

Northern Tech 100

The Northern Tech 100 League Table

PositionCompanySectorLocationGrowth rate (%)Description
1THE CAR BUYING GROUPEcommerceWakefield191%UK wide car buying service with regional offices across the UK
2TVSQUAREDEnterprise SoftwareEdinburgh163%More than 360 brands, agencies and networks across 48 countries use TVSquared
3THE LAD BIBLEDigital MediaManchester133%Their flagship brand followed by half of all UK men aged 1-24
4DOUBLE ELEVENBetting / GamingMiddlesbrough119%Video games publisher and developer with clients including Sony, Microsoft and Warner Brothers
5TRAK GLOBAL GROUPTelecoms ServicesCrewe108%Founded by Nick Corrie; an economics graduate, former RAF officer and experienced businessman
6PURPLE WIFIEnterprise SoftwareOldham105%Allows businesses to monitor their physical spaces and promote their brand
7PROFILE FINANCIALFintechPreston101%Improved retirement prospects for over 12,000 customers so far
8ACCESSPAYFintechManchester93%In 2016, they were awarded £1m funding from Barclays
9ZEROLIGHTEnterprise SoftwareNewcastle90%Clients include Audi AG, Pagani Automobili, VW and Toyota Motor Europe
10CONTROL F1Enterprise SoftwareHuddersfield87%Clients include Globavista, Johnson & Johnson, the NHS and Risk Technology
11HEDGEHOG LABEnterprise SoftwareNewcastle87%Offices in London, Boston, Austin, Copenhagen and Hyderabad
12BIGCHANGE APPSEnterprise SoftwareLeeds85%They have 15,000 paid subscribers serving over 600 SMEs and enterprise customers
13HYPERDRIVE INNOVATIONHardwareSunderland84%Designed the battery technology used in the world's quickest street legal electric car
14PIMORONIEcommerceSheffield80%Pimoroni's first product, Pibow, has now sold over 175,000 units
15TYRES ON THE DRIVEEcommerceHolmes Chapel80%Founded in 2011 by Dominic Clark, a former senior manager at Michelin.
16RESDIARY.COMEnterprise SoftwareGlasgow76%A restaurant reservation system. Processing over 9.7m diners globally every month.
173SQUAREDEnterprise SoftwareSheffield73%Won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation
18REDU GROUPEnterprise SoftwareSeaham72%Delivers high volume incremental sales for brands and retailers
19RRADAREnterprise SoftwareHessle69%Trains and advises its clients to help them avoid risks
20CLOUD TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONSIT ServicesManchester65%Deliver tailored digital transformations to organisations in 47 countries
21INVENTRYEnterprise SoftwareLeeds63%The market leader for site access and visitor management products, trusted by over 3,000 schools
22CURRENTBODY.COMEcommerceCheadle62%Partners with leading brands in the market, including L'Oreal and Unilever
23TRIBEPADEnterprise SoftwareSheffield62%Their software is currently used in over 120 countries
24GIACOM WORLD NETWORKSIT ServicesHull62%Provides over 4,000 IT professionals and resellers with access to cloud services
25PERFORMANCE HORIZONEnterprise SoftwareNewcastle59%Based in Newcastle, with offices in the U.S.A., Japan and Australia
26DEGREE 53Digital MediaManchester58%Based at The Sharp Project in Manchester; a creative digital business hub
27EVOLUTION FUNDINGFintechChesterfield58%Provides market-leading motor finance products to consumers
28LPW TECHNOLOGYHardwareRuncorn56%Develop and supply metal 3D printing powders, hardware and quality control software.
29AZZURE ITIT ServicesSheffield53%Sells and deploys Microsoft business software products to support SME's
30SHIELD SAFETY GROUPEnterprise SoftwareManchester53%The No. 1 provider of Food, Fire and Health & Safety services and software
31GODEL TECHNOLOGIES EUROPEEnterprise SoftwareManchester53%Employs over 300 people; more than half of their management team are female
32THE FLOOWHardwareSheffield53%Operates globally from Sheffield, helping make vehicles safer and cheaper for all
33BEDE GAMINGBetting / GamingNewcastle52%Newcastle, Northumberland
34PANINTELLIGENCEIT ServicesLeeds52%The only Sage certified BI solution for Sage 200 and Sage CRM
35INTECHNICAIT ServicesManchester52%Its co-founders implemented and optimised the system that sold tickets for Glastonbury 2005
36TELCOM NETWORKSTelecoms ServicesManchester51%Clients include Cirque du Soleil, the NHS, The Lad Bible, AlliedLondon and Uber
37ENGAGE INTERACTIVEDigital MediaLeeds51%Works with Northern household names including Yorkshire Tea, Jet2 and Leeds Building Society
38REASON DIGITALDigital MediaManchester46%Works with the UK's biggest charities, social enterprises and corporate responsibility departments
39INTERACTEnterprise SoftwareAltrincham46%Headquartered near Manchester, Interact has offices in New York, San Francisco and Sydney.
40HIRING HUBEnterprise SoftwareManchester44%Hiring Hub's clients include Morrisons, Capita, Nisa, Iceland and Ascribe.
41THE HUT GROUPEcommerceNorthwich43%The Hut Group serve over 400 million website visitors annually.
42ZUTOFintechMacclesfield43%Zuto currently employ over 300 people, affectionately known as 'Zutonites'.
43SKY BETTING AND GAMINGBetting / GamingLeeds43%Sky Betting & Gaming has offices in Leeds, Sheffield, London and Rome.
44MPD GROUPEnterprise SoftwareManchester43%Manchester-based MPD Group has secured £6.5 million in funding since 2013.
45TEAM17Betting / GamingWakefield42%In 2016 they secured a £16.5million investment from LDC
46RESULTINGIT ServicesWarrington42%Strategic suppliers to a number of large consulting firms
47CONNEXINTelecoms ServicesHull41%Founded and is currently led by Furqan Alamgir, an Imperial College graduate
48EVOKE CREATIVEDigital MediaBromborough38%Staff numbers have almost doubled over the past 18 months
49PARALLAXDigital AgencyLeeds37%Clients include British Airways, Nespresso, Hisense, American Express, Kerry Foods and easyGym
50UTILIGROUPEnterprise SoftwareChorley37%Market leading provider of SaaS software to the utilities and energy industry
51IMPULSEPAYFintechJesmond37%Clients include SpareRoom, Cross Country Trains, 192.com and Virgin Trains
52MOBYSOFTEnterprise SoftwareManchester36%Help over 70 housing organisations maximise income, create efficiencies and mitigate welfare reform
53AIRANGELEnterprise SoftwareWarrington36%Airangel's products cover nearly 100,000 rooms or units in twenty-seven countries.
54METRONET (UK)Telecoms ServicesManchester36%The business operates from Manchester, UK and Bucharest, Romania.
55ANGEL SOLUTIONS LTDDigital MediaLiverpool36%In 2012 their Liverpool-based office underwent a circus-themed refurbishment.
56MANDODigital MediaLiverpool36%Customers include Transport for London, TalkTalk, Thomas Cook Group and Warburtons
57CHESSTelecoms ServicesAlderley Edge35%In 2016 awarded 2nd place in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for'.
58MTECH IT SOLUTIONSIT ServicesLeeds35%Their customers include the Leeds Rhinos, Summer Boarding Courses and Springfield Care Homes.
59CONTRACTHIREANDLEASING.COMEcommerceHazel Grove34%The largest advertising portal for lease deals in the UK supporting over 300 brokers and franchised dealers.
60ADVANCERYIT ServicesBingley33%Clients include Safestyle UK and leading milk logistics company, SJ Bargh.
61SUMO DIGITALBetting / GamingSheffield32%Studios in Sheffield, Nottingham and Pune, India.
62AMPERSAND COMMERCEDigital MediaManchester31%Their clients include Harvey Nichols, Poundland and Bensons for Beds.
63OPENCAST SOFTWARE EUROPEIT ServicesNewcastle31%Their clients include HM Revenue & Customs, Betfair, Barclays, Catapult, Sage and the NHS.
64ASPIRE TECHNOLOGYIT ServicesGateshead29%Since 2013, the company has grown their workforce from 40 to over 100 employees.
65FAT MEDIADigital MediaLancaster29%Founded in Lancaster, the company has opened two more offices in Bristol and London
66SAFEGUARDEnterprise SoftwareSandbach28%Caters to companies of all sizes in mature and emerging international markets.
67ELEMENTARY TECHNOLOGYEnterprise SoftwareLeeds27%An audio visual and interactive technology reseller working in education and enterprise marketplaces.
68PINK BOUTIQUEEcommerceNewcastle27%Pink Boutique ship between 2000 - 4000 items of glam clothing worldwide each day.
69MOBICAIT ServicesWilmslow26%Based in Wilmslow, Mobica has eleven R&D locations around the world.
70TPPEnterprise SoftwareLeeds26%Their software has supported NHS services for nearly twenty years.
71APADMIEnterprise SoftwareManchester26%Develops applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry devices.
72EBECSIT ServicesChesterfield26%Works with sectors including finance, insurance, manufacturing, distribution, retail and not-for-profit
73SYKES COTTAGESEcommerceChester25%Provide a cottage booking and management service to over 8,000 cottages in the UK and Ireland
74BETTER2KNOWEcommerceLancaster25%Helped thousands of people around the world get tested discreetly and quickly
75PROVU COMMUNICATIONSTelecoms ServicesHuddersfield24%The principal distributors for many leading brands of IP phones
76THE ESP GROUPEnterprise SoftwareHull24%Assists major transport operators, local and metropolitan transport authorities and national schemes
77WMGDigital MediaHarrogate22%Employs over 120 people across the group, with offices in London, Harrogate and Wetherby
78C365CLOUDEnterprise SoftwareWakefield22%Their customers include Bupa, Co-op, Sainsbury's, Heineken, RSLs and NHS Trusts
79VAIONITelecoms ServicesManchester21%Manchester-based Vaioni is a market leading provider of connectivity
80EVERYTHING DIFFERENTDigital MediaNewcastle20%Their clients include Sky, L'Oreal, Sage, Nexus and the NHS
81VENN DIGITALDigital MediaWilmslow20%Global platform allows users to edit content on their website from anywhere
82OPENCRMEnterprise SoftwareRichmond20%The company has worked with with customers in 14 countries with over 6000 users
83FRESH GENERATION UKDigital MediaManchester20%Digital next have launched 452 websites and generated over £515m in revenue for their clients
84PURE TECHNOLOGY GROUPIT ServicesLeeds20%A leading provider of ICT services and solutions to SME, corporate and public sectors.
85VISUALSOFTDigital MediaStockton-on-Tees19%Their client list includes TJ Hughes, Carpet Runners UK, Charles Clinkard, Gabor and Beauty Base
86RESPONSETAPEnterprise SoftwareManchester19%Supports more than 2000 clients worldwide, including British Gas, Aviva, Mercedes Benz and Virgin
87UKFASTIT ServicesManchester17%The firm has offices in Manchester, London and Glasgow
88PARCEL2GO.COMEnterprise SoftwareBolton17%The company runs websites and customer services for couriers such as TNT, Hermes, DPD and UPS
89UNIFORMDigital MediaLiverpool16%Uniform now employs 54 people, mostly in Liverpool but with a small outpost in London
90WAX DIGITALFintechManchester15%Their web3 software is deployed via the cloud to 260,000 users in over 100 countries
91NITESITEHardwareYork15%Nitesite’s products are exported to thirty-one countries, with a presence on every continent
92SIMPLEUSABILITYIT ServicesLeeds15%Their clients include EE, Playtech, Asda, Jet2.com, the NHS, McDonald's and Hermes
93SONOCENTEnterprise SoftwareLeeds15%Develops software that visualises speech from audio recordings
94BLUE LOGICIT ServicesLeeds14%Worked with industry leading vendors like Microsoft, Sonicwall, Sage, Netapp and Veaam
95DELETE AGENCYDigital MediaLeeds14%Operates out of London, Leeds and Munich.
96AXONIT ServicesMacclesfield14%Began as a single-source IT company and in 2011 shifted its focus to cloud computing
97CONTEXT PUBLIC RELATIONSDigital MediaMacclesfield13%Services include media relations, content marketing and social media management
984040 MEDIADigital MediaSouthport13%Created over 1,750 videos for over 1,000 clients around the world
99YOOMEEDigital MediaSheffield13%Designs and develops new digital services for social good
100INVOSYSTelecoms ServicesWorsley13%Recently expanded globally with the launch of its market-leading platform, Number Manager