The 2012 awards dinner was held on 13 November at Vinopolis, London. The guest speakers were Warren East, chief executive of ARM Holdings, and Robin Klein, the serial investor and entrepreneur.
Warren East gave his views on how the technology sector would develop over the next 15 years. He said that security and energy consumption were the key concerns for those developing the next generation of hardware and software that will enable an explosion in mobile services. He added that government should look to the Tech Track 100 as an example of how business should be celebrated more widely and said the future is bright for British technology companies.
“We can do it from the UK because we are doing it,” said Warren. “British companies should accept this reality and seek out the opportunities that exist. We are a problem solving people and that can be deployed in technology around the world.”
Robin Klein is chairman of two of this year’s league table companies, Wonga and Moo, and is venture partner at Index Ventures, which has invested in five of this year’s companies. He said that the global vision of many of the Tech Track 100 were a defining characteristic of their success.
He added: “Tech Track 100 has become an extraordinary institution. You are here because you all have the ability to become some of the most formidable businesses in the UK.”
Bowman Power was placed 18th out of the Tech Track 2012 companies, with average annual sales growth of 117%. Overall, it was also the fastest growing company south of London, and the 4th fastest manufacturing company nationwide.
The awards dinner honoured companies on the latest league table, who each received a framed certificate.
It was a pleasure…