The Growth 500 ranking, produced by Canadian Business, is one of Canada’s most influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Measuring revenue growth over the last five years, seven London tech companies; Mobials, Digital Echidna, Startech.com, HRdownloads, Info-Tech Research Group, Zomaron and tbk Creative, have demonstrated substantial growth and have been named on this list. Find their profiles in the upcoming Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business this October.
Read more about a few of the standout companies on this year’s list below.
Mobials Inc. Ranks No. 43 on the 2019 Growth 500
Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Mobials Inc., parent-company to AutoVerify, number 43 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business, published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.
“We are incredibly excited to receive this recognition, and to share this honour with such a prestigious list of successful Canadian businesses,” says James Hayes, CEO at Mobials Inc. “It’s been a challenging, rewarding journey so far, and we are so appreciative of our dedicated employees and loyal customers.” Mobials made #43 on the 2019 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 1794%.
“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”
For the third year in a row, London, ON-based Digital Echidna has placed on the Canadian Business and Maclean’s annual Growth 500 list, the definitive ranking of Canada’s fastest-growing companies.
Digital Echidna ranks no. 368 on the 2019 Growth 500 list with a five-year revenue growth of 199 per cent.
“Digital Echidna is pleased to be on the Growth 500 ranking for the third consecutive year,” company president Andrew McClenaghan said. “This is confirmation to me of the trust many companies have put in Digital Echidna to deliver reliable, high-quality results for their online marketing needs, and of the talent and dedication of our incredible staff.”
Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500 profiles the country’s most successful entrepreneurial businesses. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com.
“It’s exciting to see Digital Echidna again recognized on a national stage,” said Kapil Lakhotia, President & CEO of London Economic Development Corporation. “In addition to the technologies, services and jobs it has created year over year, it has also provided a strong voice for the Digital Creative sector of our community.”
McClenaghan said he attributes the company’s success to a strategic decision years ago to focus almost exclusively on the open-source Drupal content management system. In doing this, Digital Echidna was able to refine its product offering, invest heavily in accreditation and professional development amongst staff, and position itself through experience and output as one of Canada’s leading Drupal development shops and most recognized expert in accessible web design. Today, Echidna offers much more than Drupal-based web solutions, but still maintains a heavy presence in this open-source technology.