NEWCASTLE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Performance Horizon, the global leader in digital partner marketing, secured the number 13 spot in an exclusive group of 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the North of England. The final rankings were announced at the fifth annual Northern Tech Awards, a prestigious, invitation-only event held at The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, on 23 March 2016.
Organised by technology investment bank GP Bullhound, the Northern Tech Awards showcase and celebrate the Top 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and the Top 20 Rising Stars of northern England’s innovative technology community. Performance Horizon’s inclusion in the shortlist demonstrates the continued strength of the Newcastle-based software company, which achieved 71 percent growth between 2013 and 2015.
“It was no surprise that Performance Horizon was included again in this year’s roundup of fastest growing technology companies,” said Hugh Campbell, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound. “They’re a great example of the type of company that makes the North of England such a strong and vibrant hub of technology innovation.”
The 2016 judges, most of whom have built and successfully sold their own technology firms, include Sir Terry Leahy, Annelies Van Den Belt (CEO Findbypast), Simon Calver (former CEO LOVEFILM), Sherry Coutu (Serial Entrepreneur), Suranga Chandratillake (Balderton Capital), Richard Flint (CEO Sky Betting & Gaming), Carol Kane (Co-founder Boohoo), Mark Pearson (Founder, Fuel Ventures), David Rasche (Founder and Senior NED, SSP), Mark Sebba (former CEO Net-a-Porter) and David Rowan (Editor WIRED).
“Being recognised by GP Bullhound as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Northern England for two years in a row is a great honour and testament to the continuous hard work of the global Performance Horizon team,” said Chris Blaxall, CFO of Performance Horizon.
The Northern Tech Awards 2016 were supported and sponsored by Barclays Bank, Squire Patton Boggs, Shop Direct, William Currie Group, Berenberg, Business Growth Fund, Enterprise Ventures, Frazer John Recruitment, Inflexion, Liverpool Vision, London Stock Exchange and Scottish Equity Partners and Tech North.
Major brands in travel, retail, finance and digital content rely on the Performance Horizon platform to drive customer acquisition, revenue increases and profitability gains through their online marketing partners. This includes the ability to optimize campaign performance, deploy creative, manage partner and product spend, adjust commission rates and run promotions on the fly, easily integrating data into existing workflows and systems via the open architecture as well as process partner payments globally.
For information about how your company can benefit from Performance Horizon and to request a demo, visit www.performancehorizon.com.
About Performance Horizon
Performance Horizon, the leading provider of SaaS solutions for digital partner marketing, enables brands to directly connect with their marketing partners to dramatically increase customer acquisition and drive high margin revenues from online marketing channels. With offices in the U.S., U.K., Japan and Australia, Performance Horizon's platform drives $3B+ in advertiser top line revenues across 155,000 marketing partners in over 170 countries. Performance Horizon is backed by top-tier investors, including Mithril, Greycroft Partners and DN Capital. For more information, visit www.performancehorizon.com and follow us @tweetphg.
About GP Bullhound
As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King.com, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound