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Razor recognised by Financial Times and Statista in the FT1000 Europe's fastest growing companies 2021

Razor listed in the FT1000: Europe’s fastest-growing companies – a ranking published by the Financial Times and Statista, charting the 1,000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2016 and 2019.

On March 2nd, Razor was named in the FT1000 for the very first time in its history, fast-tracking this digital transformation powerhouse onto the international business stage.

A huge accolade for the company - which was established in 2009 - the listing is a public and visible acknowledgement of the remarkable growth Razor has achieved in the past five years; honouring businesses with the highest percentage growth in revenue between 2016 and 2019.

As an organisation that prides itself on working with giants of British manufacturing and forward-thinking companies, this recognition, which sees Razor amongst the best of Europe couldn’t be more fitting with their ambitions and cause.

Perhaps most interestingly, Razor’s inclusion on the list and extraordinary growth also reveals a trend for an increasing number of businesses exploring digital transformation strategies and technology like AI, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning.

Commenting on the ranking, CEO and Co-Founder of Razor, Jamie Hinton said: “I have to thank every single member of my team who has worked so hard and truly pushed the boundaries to get Razor where it is today - to this incredible position where we make these important and recognised rankings.

“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.

“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.”

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.

"Our goal is to forge a strong and sustainable future for the North and it is moments like this that really matter - where we see the collective efforts of the private sector and the public sector coming together to achieve more for our important region.

“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”

Phil Doye, CEO of leading Yorkshire tech company Boxxe, partnered with Razor commented: “Companies like Razor and people like Jamie Hinton are rare commodities. So, it doesn’t surprise me at all that Razor are now finding their way onto rankings like the FT1000.

“Jamie has built an organisation that stands for global transformation and brought together a team of talented and ambitious individuals working towards the same cause and the same goals. I have no doubt this is what has helped them grow so quickly and so responsibly.

“Now Razor has reached this milestone they have a tremendous opportunity to accelerate even faster, especially as more and more companies are coming around to what technology could do for them and their customers.”

Despite the pandemic, Razor has recruited 19 new team members in the past year and began work with a number of new clients - achievements truly indicative of their growth mindset and the positive working culture which makes it all possible.

Razor will be featured for one year in total. The full report and ranking are available to view at the Financial Times website.

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