Postcode Anywhere Among Deloitte’s Fastest-Growing Tech Firms Third Year Running

Worcester IT firm achieves 484% growth rate.

Hallow, United Kingdom, December 09, 2010 --( For the third year running, Deloitte has ranked Worcester-based Postcode Anywhere among the fastest-growing technology companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

A growth rate of 484% across five years puts Postcode Anywhere within the top 70 technology firms in the UK. The company, best known for its address auto-completion software, attributes its success to “a focus on using internet technologies to extract maximum value for business.”

Postcode Anywhere’s managing director Guy Mucklow said: “Having grown the business organically for almost ten years without external funding, to make the Deloitte ranking for the third year running is cause for celebration.

“Postcode Anywhere has become one of the UK’s fastest-growing IT companies by investing heavily in innovative ‘cloud computing’ internet technologies, which make it far more cost-effective to deliver business software and services.

“It just goes to show that Britain has a lot to offer when it comes to innovation and IT. Frankly, it can be more difficult than it needs to be for small-medium firms to succeed in the UK, thanks to unfortunate ‘sell-out’ attitudes, and government procurement processes that can stifle small businesses while feeding their larger, established competitors. This is why it’s good to see so many UK companies in Deloitte’s EMEA ranking. But there’s no doubt Britain can do better.

“Small businesses, and in particular those within the IT industry, are at the heart of our economy. Postcode Anywhere has always focussed on using internet technologies to extract the maximum value for business.”

“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry,” said David Halstead, Deloitte United Kingdom, partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. “We congratulate Postcode Anywhere on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region.”

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Notes to Editors

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications

The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled from the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 50 programmes, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000 and current-year operating revenues of at least €800,000.

Entrants must also be public or private companies headquartered in EMEA and must be a ―technology company, defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or manufactures a technology-related product; or devotes a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.

About Postcode Anywhere

Postcode Anywhere has been providing address services for ten years and is the fastest-growing reseller of Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF®). A multi-award-winning organisation, it has also appeared in successive Deloitte fast-growth European technology company lists. Postcode Anywhere supplies software and services which improve the day-to-day operations of over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Best known as a provider of address auto-fill and verification software, the company offers a range of data-driven services, including route planning and customer profiling. For more information about Postcode Anywhere, please visit

About Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is the region‘s most objective industry-ranking standard to focus on the technology field and recognizes technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the past five years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, internet, media, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology.

The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited‘s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group. Co-sponsors include Taylor Wessing, a leading International law firm with a focus on the industries of tomorrow, and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneur with aspiration for greatness in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe.

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