2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
London, 27 November 2007 – UK Search engine marketing specialist Latitude Group has been awarded a Top 50 position in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Ranking 2007, released on November 26th.
With a 3155% growth over the last five years, Latitude, the UK’s number one independent search marketing agency, has been rated the 41st fastest growing company in the EMEA region by the global business consultancy group.
The agency achieved a more impressive landmark in its specific industry (Media and Entertainment business type), ranking in the second position.
The prestigious Deloitte chart, which is in its seventh year, recognizes the effort and dedication of what it names the EMEA’s 500 “Stellar Performers”.
In October Latitude had reached a Top Ten position (ranking 10th) in the Deloitte Fast 50 UK Tech Firms league table.
Latitude CEO Dylan Thwaites said: “Reaching the Top 50 of EMEA’s “Stellar Performers” is a great reward to our staff, whose passion and dedication are at the heart of Latitude’s success. This much sought-after recognition is further evidence of our company’s commitment to stay at the top of our game.”
Igal Brightman, Global Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry group, said: “The current financial turbulence and economic uncertainty does not appear to have made the front-runners in the technology race in EMEA either slow their pace or lose their focus. These businesses are successfully managing exponential growth and, in particular, finding the right people in the right places to drive that growth.”
Eric Morgain, Deloitte’s partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA said: “The United Kingdom led again this year in terms of overall numbers, closely followed by France. But we are also seeing a club of technology acceleration nations emerging, which includes Israel, Scandinavia, Ireland and the Netherlands, where successful technology businesses are many times more likely to succeed.”
About Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program is the region’s most objective industry-ranking standard to focus on the technology field. It was created in 2001 to recognize the effort and dedication of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in EMEA and includes all areas of technology, from internet to biotechnology, from medical and scientific to computers and hardware. It includes both public and private companies. The awards, which have been running in EMEA for seven years, are based on five-year average percentage revenue growth. To view the awards’ press release, click here; to view the league table, click here.
With offices in London and Cheshire and more than 100 employees, Latitude’s unrivalled pay-per-click advertising and search engine optimisation expertise enable its clients to obtain and retain top search engine rankings.
In 2007 the agency won Netimperative’s ‘Search Campaign of the Year’ award, reached a Top Ten position in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 league table, and was shortlisted for two National Business Awards.
In 2006 the agency won the Media Momentum Award as Britain’s fastest growing digital media company (and was shortlisted again the next year). Also in 2006, Latitude’s chief executive officer, Dylan Thwaites, was named by Ernst & Young as its Technology & Communications Entrepreneur of the Year.