The “Class of 2018”

What happened after Top Tech: Yorkshire 2018? We caught up with some of last year’s winners to talk about their business and how being included in the report has helped their business continue to grow.

 

Crisp

Crisp is a cutting-edge social media safety and crisis monitoring firm.

Adam Hildreth, CEO and founder of the business tells us how being part of Top Tech: Yorkshire increased their local profile and makes recruiting new talent easier.

 
 

Pocketworks

Pocketworks is the mobile apps studio that is revolutionising smart labels on packaging.

Founder Tobin Harris talks about the past 12 months and the excitement of being part of Top Tech: Yorkshire.


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Vapour Cloud

Vapour Cloud is a cloud-first digital transformation specialist that delivers secure voice network and storage solutions to UK businesses.

Founded by Tim Mercer and Jason Sharp, the company is one of the north’s fastest growing tech companies. Since featuring in the Top Tech Yorkshire, Vapour Cloud has made huge developments towards achieving its expansion plans.

The company has recorded 500% growth in its cloud voice division over the past two years plus net recurring revenue of 96%. It is predicting company-wide growth of 50% for 2019.

Vapour Cloud has also successfully negotiated seven channel partnerships with Value Added Resellers and Avaya partners, has been hailed as one of the fastest growing mid-market cloud voice partners in the UK and boosted its senior executive team with the appointment of COO Andy Nash and account director Alec Stephens.

Commenting on the firm’s inclusion on the Top Tech Yorkshire, Tim said: “Featuring in the Top Tech Yorkshire was the icing on the cake of a really fantastic year for the team. It acted as independent recognition of the hard work we had ploughed into our ongoing growth, customer satisfaction and unswerving product innovation.

“I truly believe that Yorkshire is one of the most vibrant places to be when it comes to the tech scene, and this report is testament to that. We look forward to seeing who will feature on the 2019 line up.”


Synap

Synap is an award-winning online training platform that helps people to learn more in less time.

James Gupta, Founder and CEO tells us how Top Tech: Yorkshire has put them on the tech map in the region.

White Label Loyalty

The White Label Loyalty platform is being implemented worldwide providing tailored digital loyalty and powerful engagement tools to businesses.

Achille Traore tells us how they made lots of new connections through the report which has lead to a potential new business partnership.


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mTag

mTag Pro is a global private network for professionals which connects the world’s leading talent, media outlets, organisations, agencies and brands.

MTag’s mission is simple – to enable the redistribution of advertising spend to those that deserve it and provide a far more effective form of advertising for brands and retailers.

The company, which was founded by Tom Bateson and Fadzi Mkandla, has developed technology so that when a product is tagged in a photo and a consumer clicks on its link to visit the website where the product is sold, the advertiser for that product pays for the click. The click fee is split between all the contributors of each media asset.

mTag has prioritised the beauty market as its initial target with clients including Mac, Smashbox and Bobbi Brown, and since it appeared in last year’s Top Tech Yorkshire is heading for the big time.

Tom said: “It's clear that Yorkshire is evolving as the next hub for technological innovation after London and we want to be involved in making Yorkshire the nucleus of technology in the UK. We feel that events like Top Tech Yorkshire will serve to help facilitate this and we're extremely proud to be amongst all the other brilliant companies involved.”