Northern Tech 100 League Table


The North's fastest growing tech companies

The Northern Tech 100 league table ranks the top 100 fastest-growing tech companies in the North, celebrating some of the region’s most exciting startups and scaleups.

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 programmes.

The league table was borne 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.

PositionCompanySectorLocationGrowth rate (%)Description
1In Touch NetworksEcommerce & MarketplaceManchester236%An online network for hiring board members and senior freelance professionals
2Chameleon TechnologyHardwareHarrogate165%Designs and manufactures in-home displays for smart metering systems
3The Car Buying Group
Ecommerce & MarketplaceWakefield154%UK-wide car buying service with regional offices across the UK
4Fruugo.comEcommerce & MarketplaceUlverston139%Global online marketplace, offering retail services in 17 languages and 21 currencies
5The Lead AgencyDigial AgencyLiverpool137%End-to-end customer acquisition service spanning multiple markets
6Social ChainDigital AgencyManchester132%Global social media marketing agency
7Origin BroadbandIT ServicesRotherham103%The UK’s sixth largest broadband company
8GiacomEcommerce & MarketplaceHessle91%The largest cloud marketplace in Europe for IT support professionals
9Hedgehog LabIT ServicesNewcastle86%Technology consultancy creating apps for smartphones, tablets and wearables
10MatillionIT ServicesAltrincham84%Delivering cloud-native data integration technology
11BigChange AppsEnterprise SoftwareLeeds82%They have 15,000 paid subscribers serving over 600 SMEs and enterprise customers
12Outplay EntertainmentBetting & GamingDundee78%Developing free-to-play games, such as Crafty Candy, Mystery Match and Angry Birds Pop
13Hyperdrive InnovationHardwareSunderland77%Designed the battery technology used in the world's quickest street legal electric car
14Castlight FinancialData AnalyticsGlasgow75%Castlight developed the innovative Affordability Passport, which aims to change the way financial retailers make credit and lending decisions
15AccessPayFintechManchester71%Allowing back-office finance systems, band accounts and payment networks to talk to one another
16TVSquaredData AnalyticsEdinburgh71%Same-day measurement and optimisation opportunities for TV advertisers
ResultingIT ServicesManchester71%Independant consulting firm who help large companies run complex IT
18ReduEnterprise SoftwareCounty Durham67%Social, mobile and data-driven affiliate marketing business
19LADBibleDigital AgencyManchester66%Social media and entertainment company based in London and Manchester
20Looking4.comEcommerce & MarketplaceLeeds65%Global price comparison and booking website for airport parking and transfers
21Currentbody.comEcommerceCheadle64%Beauty tech products for consumers to use at home
22Cloud Technology SolutionsIT ServicesManchester64%Tailored cloud solutions and devices
23PeakData AnalyticsManchester64%Subscription services that uses artificial intelligence to drive data analytics
24ZerolightEnterprise SoftwareNewcastle64%3D visualisation platform for the automotive sector
25Evolution FundingEnterprise SoftwareChesterfield63%Automotive funding and retailing group
26Cubic MotionEnterprise SoftwareManchester63%Unique technology and services for advanced machine vision
27IDHL GroupDigital AgencyHarrogate62%One of the UK's longest-established SEO, PPC and web development agency
28Performance HorizonEnterprise SoftwareNewcastle58%Technology developer which assits marketing departments to drive company sales
29Godel Technologies GroupIT ServicesManchester53%Sells and deploys Microsoft business software products to support SME's
30Shield Safety GroupEnterprise SoftwareManchester56%One of the UK's leading providers of food, fire and health & safety software services
31EcometricaEnterprise SoftwareEdinburgh55%Provides a platform to allow orangisations to make smarter decisions and build long-term value
32ProofIDIT ServicesManchester55%Identity and access management services
33Converge Technology SpecialistsIT ServicesDaresbury55%Hosted and managed IT support services
34Trak Global GroupIT ServicesCrewe54%One of the world's largest telematics companies
35Quint GroupFintechMacclesfield52%Innovative fintech group operating in consumer finance market
36Planixs GroupEnterprise SoftwareManchester50%Leader in cloud-based business analytics, intelligence and optimisation solutions
37InVentry LtdEnterprise SoftwareLeeds49%Market leader for visitor management and sign-in solutions
38The Hut GroupEcommerce & MarketplaceManchester48%One of the world's largest online beauty and wellbeing businesses
39VolcanicEnterprise SoftwareManchester48%SaaS web platform to power recruitment company websites
40Sky Betting & GamingBetting & GamingLeeds45%One of the UK's leading online bookmakers
41M24SevenIT ServicesManchester44%Internet infrastructure provider, offering connectivity, hosting security and VOIP
42UInsureFintechManchester42%Insurtech products
43RradarEnterprise SoftwareHull43%Using technology to deliver legal support for businesses
44Opencast Software Europe LtdIT ServicesNewcastle39%IT consultancy working with government, finance and new tech enterprises
45Purple Wifi LtdData AnalyticsOldham38%WiFi and location SaaS solution offering
analytics and marketing tools
46Evoke CreativeDigital AgencyWirral37%Interactive digital solutions for major blue-chip clients
47Bede GamingBetting & GamingNewcastle37%Powers some of the largest online gambling operators and lotteries worldwide
48E-Days Absence ManagementEnterprise SoftwareNottingham34%SaaS solution for employee leave tracking and absence management
49Connex OneEnterprise SoftwareManchester33%Cloud-based, omni-channel engagement platform
50Sykes CottagesEcommerce & MarketplaceChester31%Online, independant holiday cottage provider
51MobysoftEnterprise SoftwareManchester30%Social housing intelligence software applications
52ContractHireAndLeasing.comEcommerce & MarketplaceStockport30%Vehicle leasing website
53Azzure ITIT ServicesSheffield30%ERP solution provider, supporting small businesses with digital transformation
54The FloowIT ServicesSheffield30%Telematics provider delivering solutions to insurers, automotive manufacturers and fleet operators worldwide
55R2C OnlineEnterprise Software/td>Sheffield30%Fleet and workshop management platform
56MTech IT SolutionsIT ServicesLeeds29%IT solutions, including technical support and strategy
57Better2KnowEcommerce & MarketplaceMorecambe29%The world's largest private provider of online secual health testing services
58Aspire Technology SolutionsIT ServicesGateshead29%Hosted services, data centre solutions, communications and traditional IT support
59Praesto ConsultingIT ServicesDarlington29%IT consultancy specialising in Customer Relationship Management, CX, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management
60MusicMagpieEcommerce & MarketplaceManchester27%The UK's largest re-commerce business selling products such as CDs and books
61Parcel2GoEcommerce & MarketplaceBolton26%A market-leading parcel delivery comparison site
62ProVuHuddersfieldIT Services26%The UK's leading business-to-business distributor of VoIP hardware
63Virtual CollegeEdtechIlkley25%Providing online learning to 3 million learners
64Ripe ThinkingFintechManchester24%Insurtech company who make buying insurance simple
65Digital NextDigital AgencyManchester24%Leading search marketing and web development company
66AirangelEnterprise SoftwareWarrington24%Software services to some of the world's largest property owners and hotel chains internationally
EdtechLeeds23%Software company based in Leeds which aims to "reimagine how we do notetaking"
68MandoDigital AgencyLiverpool23%Digital customer experience solutions for regulated industries
69Lead TechData AnalyticsLeeds23%The largest independant financial services lead generator in the UK
70Wax DigitalEnterprise SoftwareHyde22%eProcurement and spend management software for mid- and large-sized organisations
71UniformDigital AgencyLiverpool26%Develops applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry devices.
72WaterstonsIT ServicesDurham21%Business and IT consultancy providing creative technology-based solutions to improve business performance
73MobicaIT ServicesWilmslow20%Technology solutions in the connected device market
74Firefish SoftwareEnterprise SoftwareGlasgow19%Sales and marketing SaaS platform that helps recruiters reach, engage and recruit top candidates
75VisualsoftDigital AgencyTeesside19%Digital agency for the retail market
76Vaioni GroupIT ServicesManchester18%Providing ethernet connectivity and cloud services
77ParallaxDigital AgencyLeeds18%Digital agency with an innovative side business SaaS product and CMS
78Caboodle TechnologyEnterprise SoftwareCrewe18%One of the UK’s leading employee benefits and engagement companies
79Elementary TechnologyHardwareLeeds17%Audio visual and interactive technology reseller in education and enterprise marketplaces
80ANSIT ServicesManchester17%Cloud services and products
81OpenCRMEnterprise SoftwareRichmond17%Cloud CRM
82UKFastIT ServicesManchester17%One of the largest independently owned hosting providers in the UK
83ZutoFintechMacclesfield17%Online car finance specialist offering tailored car loans for all circumstances
84NGC Network ServicesIT ServicesWakefield17%Telephony solutions for medium and large businesses across the UK
85IntechnicaDigital AgencyManchester17%Digital transformation and web traffic security and optimisation
86Blue LogicIT ServicesLeeds15%Managed IT services provider
87Hiring HubEnterprise SoftwareManchester15%Connects employers to top-rated, specialist recruitment agencies
88Apadmi/td>IT ServicesManchester14%Mobile application development company
89The Webinar VetEdtechLiverpool14%Webinars from expert speakers, so vets can fulfill their CPD requirements with minimum time and money
90Radius Payment SolutionsFintechCrewe14%Payment and fleet services company
91TribepadEnterprise SoftwareSheffield13%Specialist recruitment software provider, serving some of the UK’s best known organisations
92Nexus Vehicle RentalEcommerce & MarketplaceLeeds13%Business mobility provider
93MaginusIT ServicesManchester13%Enterprise Resource Planning and ecommerce solutions
94TPPIT ServicesLeeds12%Providing solutions for integrated electronic health records, patient-facing services, interoperability and research
95Sits GroupIT ServicesCramlington12%Cloud infrastructure service and support partner
96Elite GroupIT ServicesChorley11%Bespoke business IT, telecoms and unified communications solutions
97eBECSIT ServicesChesterfield11%Total Microsoft Business Solutions designing and delivering lean and agile solutions globally
98Everything DifferentDigital AgencyNewcastle10%Creative marketing consultancy group specialising in brand, insight and digitial performance marketing
99CascadegoEnterprise SoftwareLeeds10%Self-service system transforms the way businesses control, manage and deliver HR
=100Degree 53Digital AgencyManchester8%Digital agency specialising in bespoke web and mobile solutions, as well as UX, design and consultancy services
=100MitrefinchEnterprise SoftwareYork8%Market leader in human capital management software