Claranet climbs 55 places in recognition of a successful year, cementing company’s position amongst fastest growing privately-owned businesses
Claranet has achieved the rank of 123rd in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for 2018, rising 55 places from last year. Published on Sunday 7th October, the league table ranks the fastest-growing privately-owned businesses in the UK. Claranet’s placement in the league table for the third year in a row comes during a sustained period of growth.
Claranet has developed via acquisition and organic growth to become one of the leading providers of hosting and cloud, network, communications, and cybersecurity services to over 6,500 customers across nine countries (UK, US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, and Brazil). Claranet supports these customers through IT consulting, managed services, and training.
In keeping with Claranet’s desire to maintain its momentum, 2018 has seen further moves to expand the company’s portfolio of services and capabilities. This was spearheaded by the acquisition of cloud and infrastructure specialist Union Solutions in May, which strengthened Claranet’s cloud consulting presence across the retail, legal, and financial sectors, and the Italian Azure experts XPeppers in September. Additionally, Claranet grew its group cybersecurity offering by acquiring global ethical hacking training and penetration testing experts NotSoSecure in July and combined this with previous acquisition of Sec-1 to create the global Claranet Cyber Security unit.
Charles Nasser, founder and CEO of Claranet, commented:
The IT services industry continues to be an important partner to UK business success, helping them win against increasing competition across the UK, Europe, and beyond. Despite a constantly evolving and ever competitive market, we have been able to consistently maintain our progress through acquisitions and organic growth. What began as an ISP 22 years ago is now an expert in the migration and running of critical applications and infrastructure 24/7, and our acquisition of NotSoSecure this year means our cybersecurity offering is more comprehensive than ever before."
Despite our growth, we remain committed to developing the close, trusted relationships that our customers need to succeed in the long term and achieve their own market-leading results.”