The new Southern Tech 100, published this month, is a £6 billion array of diverse businesses from innovative pathfinders to ‘box shifters’
For the fifth year running, overall turnover has risen and now stands at £6.1 billion, up from £5.8b last year. Employee numbers have risen slightly, to about 18,600.
Cloud companies are making their way up the chart – from Pulsant to Cloud Distribution and from C4L to Cobweb Solutions.
Analysts believe 3D printing, the ‘Internet of Things’ and drones will be the buzz developments of 2015.
It remains to be seen whether any companies working in these fields will make their mark in the Tech 100. But there is no doubt that as technology requirements among businesses shifts from hardware to software and remote services, more change will come.
Sponsored by Barclays bank, the leading intellectual property specialists Marks & Clerk, business advisers Chantrey Vellacott and recruitment specialists GCS, the Southern Tech 100 is The Business Magazine’s annual listing of the top 100 private, independent technology companies in an area stretching from Banbury to the Isle of Wight.