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If you’ve ever wondered who the top 100 tech companies in the North of
England are, look no further. This publication showcases and celebrates the
fastest-growing businesses in the region.
It marks the second Northern Tech 100 league table, a list produced by our
partner GP Bullhound, and it’s great to see so many companies remain on the
table, as well as seeing so many new faces join the ranks.
The Car Buying Group topped the table in 2017, and it’s impressive to see them
take third position in 2018 having doubled staff numbers in the past year and
grown 191% in three years.
New entries this year include the social media influencer agency Social Chain
and we were delighted to see data analytics firm Peak make it onto this year’s
table – a company that’s been on both our Northern Stars and Upscale growth
The league table was born out of GP Bullhound’s annual Northern Tech Awards.
We saw an opportunity to work together to shine an even bigger spotlight on
as many companies as possible, and that’s what this publication aims to do.
We want to celebrate the growth of the sector in the North of England, chal-
lenge the perception that most tech startups are based in London, share
insights from the companies that are blazing a trail, and openly discuss some
of the challenges the sector faces.
We’d love to hear your views on this year’s league table and the growth of
the tech scene in the North – let us know on Twitter using #NorthernTech100
and we’ll see you there.
V I C K I S H I E L
E D I T O R I N C H I E F
Head of Content & Learning, Tech Nation
@ V I C K I S H I E L O N T W I T T E R
Gerard Grech, Tech Nation
Hugh Campbell, GP Bullhound
Emma Rawlinson, In Touch Networks
Darren Jobling, ZeroLight
Coworking Spaces of the North
Laurence Newman, CurrentBody
Sarat Pediredla, Hedgehog Lab
James Hall, Parallax
Tech Nation Report 2018
Natasha Sayce-Zelem, Sky
Rod Knox, Virtual College