1Spatial, the Cambridge-based spatial data firm, is one of only 40 companies to make it three years in a row on the LSEG list of 1000 Most Inspiring Companies. 75% of these companies are based outside of London.
The aim of the list is to “shine a light on what we know to be true: that these companies are the engine of the UK economy”, says Xavier Rolet, the CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group.
The landmark report identifies the UK’s most exciting and dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises. It explains that companies appearing every year since its inauguration have “exhibited impressive growth in a still recovering economy”. The 40 stalwarts have, it says, “displayed exceptional growth for a number of years and have consistently outperformed their sector peers”. Only four of these are from the east of England.
Marcus Hanke, Chief Executive Officer of 1Spatial said, “It is a real accolade for 1Spatial to be recognised in this report for the third year running. It’s a testament to the hard work and achievements of the global 1Spatial team and all our supportive customers and partners. We congratulation all the other companies in the 1000 Most Inspiring list and are proud to be part of the thriving technology economy”.
The LSEG report also takes a look Britain’s technology sector, which continues to outstrip GDP. It reveals that the UK tech sector has been growing faster than any other part of the economy for several years. 1.46m people are employed in UK digital industries and 12.4% of the UK economy is accounted for by technology and digital business, more than any other G20 country.
Notes to Editors
Infographics and a full searchable database of all of the 2016 companies can be found online at https://www.lseg.com/resources/1000-companies-inspire-britain/2016-report
1Spatial provides the software solutions and services that manage the world’s largest spatial big data. We work with users and creators of the largest geospatial databases on earth, helping them collect, manage, plan, maintain, publish and interpret location-specific information.
Our clients include National Mapping Agencies, Land Registries, utility and telecommunications companies, and government departments including emergency services, defence and census bureaus.
A leader in our field, we have over forty five years’ experience and a record of continual innovation and development. Today, with an ever increasing reliance on spatial and location-critical data, demand for our expertise has never been greater.
1Spatial is a Safe Software Platinum Value-Added Reseller and Solution Provider.
To find out more, visit www.1spatial.com
About the London Stock Exchange Group – 1000 Inspiring Companies
1000 Companies to Inspire Britain is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. As well as identifying 1000 companies, the annual report examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy.https://www.lseg.com/resources/1000-companies-inspire-britain
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