• December 14th, 2011
  • Dafiq Hussein

Telecoms provider eze Talk has been named one the fastest growing technology companies in Europe in the “UK Deloitte Technology Fast 50”. This is an independent ranking of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies. The telecoms company saw off great competition to take the top spot in the award for their region, Crewe.

eze Talk also ranked 87th in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the “Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA” award.

Both these awards were based on percentage growth over a five year period.

Steve Walsh and Mike Taitt, the Founding Directors, were congratulated on achieving 1,547% growth over the past five years.

Mr Walsh has been quoted saying: “We’re not in business to win awards but the great thing about the Deloitte awards is that it is recognition from respected and independent industry experts who understand that achieving such levels of growth over a five year period – especially in the midst of a recession – is not just about acquiring new customers.”

He added: “It is about retaining existing customers by consistently delivering the highest standards of customer satisfaction. We don’t use overseas call centres and handle all customer enquiries here in the UK with our own dedicated in-house team. This means we’re able to closely control and monitor customer service.” You wouldn’t need to necessarily worry too much about making cheap calls abroad when contacting their customer enquiries team then.

Furthermore, Mr Taitt has commented: “We are hugely ambitious. Like most entrepreneurial businesses, growth is at the forefront of our plans.” Wise words indeed!

It’s great to see a UK business growing so well in what has been a rather tough and turbulent economic time in the past four or five years. Here’s to more home-grown businesses performing well and growing quickly – it could have a hugely positive impact on our economy in the near future!