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The PrivateFly team celebtrates its ranking in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

PrivateFly celebrates Sunday Times Tech Track 100 ranking

September 11, 2017:

PrivateFly has featured in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, for the second year running. This is an annual league table, ranking the UK-founded private tech companies that are growing the fastest, over a three-year period (2014 - 2017).

PrivateFly's 48% sales growth over that period puts the company at position 87 in the table, ranking alongside tech companies across a diverse range of sectors, from personalised children's books (Wonderbly at #1) to mobile payments, cyber-security and hair removal.

The news came at the end of a busy week, with the team inundated with Hurricane Irma-related flights, and needing to evacuate staff from their Fort Lauderdale office.

Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly commented, "It's fantastic for our whole team to have the recognition of The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for a second time. And fantastic too to be ranked alongside some other truly innovative companies, all busy disrupting their sectors, just as we have ours.

"Since 2008, PrivateFly has been a trailblazer for innovation in private jet charter and our ongoing sales success demonstrates our assertion that technology in our industry is the way ahead. But just as importantly, it demonstrates the power of our people.

"I'm so fortunate to have a fantastic team here that works brilliantly together. The two million pound investment funding we raised as a business five years ago has been invested wisely, mostly in hiring and training of new team members who all have a passion for aviation and customer service at their core.

"As a result, we're proud to be one of the 60 tech companies in the Tech Track 100 which is also profitable. Our strong growth in the past few years has been fueled by our own internal momentum, generated from our team's fabulous energy and commitment to looking after each other.

"This strong team spirit has been tested over the past week, since we took an early decision to evacuate PrivateFly's Fort Lauderdale office from the approaching threat of Hurricane Irma. We instructed our USA team to leave work and focus only on their family's safety. Yet despite the evacuation, our service levels did not drop, even with the huge increase in flight enquiries as a result of Irma.

"Our UK-based team seamlessly took over the workload from the USA, working extra and longer shifts without any hesitation. What mattered most to everyone was that our USA team was safe.

"So today is a celebration and a reflection for the whole team. And a chance to look forward to the next stage of our growth journey!"


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