Sheffield based company makes Financial Times debut

Sheffield based digital technology consultancy company, Razor, has been named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by the FT1000.

The list published by the Financial Times and Statista charts the 1,000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2016 and 2019.

Razor was initially set up as a side hustle in 2009 and announced the news across their social media channels on 2 March.

CEO and Co-Founder, Jamie Hinton, said: “When we established Razor in 2009, the business looked very different. It started as a side hustle with a few very special people. 

“We had a passion to master the technology which fascinated us – we had a desire and hunger to learn and create, to deliver and feel that buzz of seeing something be used by so many people and know that we made that happen. 

“It was nothing more than this that gave us the drive. It is only through the strength of our people, the teams we have built and our incredible partners that our business and its impact has become a reality.”

The accolade is an additional success for the northern business, which despite the coronavirus pandemic, has recruited 19 new team members in the past year and began working with a number of new clients.

Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership said: “Seeing an organisation with a Northern heart achieve this accolade is brilliant and a shining example to technology companies within the Northern Powerhouse and beyond.

The rising number of jobs Razor has created in our region despite the pandemic conditions has been nothing short of remarkable. Razor is definitely a company we’re watching to see what they can possibly do next.”

Razor will be featured on the list for one year in total, with a recognition logo now visible on their website to highlight their success.

Razor’s CEO said: “We hope this new little logo on our website will inspire even more brilliant brains to join our movement. Bring on the future and June 21st when we can get together as a team and actually celebrate this.”

Written by Yasmin Wakefield

Trainee journalist at The University of Sheffield.

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