Skyscanner and I Spy named among fastest growing tech firms

Flight comparison website has been ranked as one of the UK’s fastest growing travel technology companies.

It has taken 19th place in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100, appearing for the second consecutive year. Skyscanner was the highest rated online travel business.

The list ranks Britain’s private technology, telecoms and digital media companies by their average sales growth over the last three years. Skyscanner announced sales growth of 94% and currently generates downstream revenues of more than $1 billion.

Chief executive Gareth Williams said: “Our position has undoubtedly been driven by our rapid growth in domestic and international markets, the successful acquisition of Zoombu and expansion via the launch of our newly opened Singapore office which all support our ambition of becoming number one worldwide.”

The Tech Track 100 also featured digital marketing agency I Spy in sixth place. The agency works with a number of leading travel brands including Teletext Holidays and On The Beach, for which it has achieved significant results advertising on Facebook

Chris Whitelaw, I Spy marketing president, said: “We are delighted to have been ranked as the top digital marketing agency and to feature so high in the list. 

“Our growth over the last three years has undoubtedly been driven by the fantastic results our brilliant team have delivered for our clients and of course the development of our proprietary Facebook advertising management technology, Upcast. 

“Growth in use of our Upcast technology continues at great pace and we look forward to becoming the number one social advertising tool worldwide”.

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