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Two NIA companies recognised as UK’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Deloitte Technology Fast 50

22 November 2016

Nervecentre Software and HealthUnlocked today announced that they are have been named as two of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK, in the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the last four years, with Nervecentre Software being named as 5th with a growth of 2702 per cent, and HealthUnlocked 35th with a growth of 532 per cent, during this period. HealthUnlocked was also listed at the UK’s fastest growing company in the life sciences category.

Nervecentre Software and HealthUnlocked are two of 25 innovations on the NHS Innovation Accelerator, which aims to accelerate use of high impact innovations for patient benefit and to enable the change necessary within the NHS for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically. The NIA has provided bespoke support to help optimise the reach of these innovations within the NHS in England. Both companies have been making a significant impact within healthcare in the past 12 months, supporting the NHS with innovation and implementation of their products.

The award is a recognition of the success and growth the organisations have seen over the past few years. It is the first time HealthUnlocked has appeared on this list.

Nervecentre Software provides leading-edge mobile applications to the NHS, offering clinicians better ways to manage and share patient information on their mobile devices. By allowing doctors and nurses instant access to a single real-time platform as they move around a hospital, they are able to communicate and collaborate more effectively and better leverage their resources.

HealthUnlocked is the third largest health website in the UK and in the top 20 health websites globally. With over 500,000 members and around 40 million users per year, it contributes to improving health outcomes and patient activation through use of its online health and wellbeing communities, that provide dedicated help, support and information for patients. Working with the NHS, their artificial intelligence (AI) recommendation engine provides personalised self-care recommendations designed to engage individuals with their health and improve outcomes.

Paul Volkaerts, Founder and CEO of Nervecentre Software said “Being ranked the 5th fastest growing technology company in the UK is fantastic recognition of what Nervecentre Software has achieved since starting six years ago. In 2015 we were very proud to achieve 14th place in this prestigious ranking so to now move up even further in the league table really reflects the on-going commitment and passion from everyone at Nervecentre.

“The award also shows how the company is in the perfect position to continue developing and applying new innovations to improve patient safety in hospitals using mobile technology. There are exciting times ahead for Nervecentre Software”

Dr Matt Jameson Evans, Chief Medical Officer said: “We are delighted to be recognised as one of the fastest growing tech companies of 2016. As an organisation we have been driving growth, expanding capability and developing products for the NHS, pharmaceuticals and insurance industry, that have the potential to support their business goals, expand our business, whilst at the same time improving health outcomes for people across the world.

David Cobb, partner leading the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, said: “The 2016 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 shows that tremendous growth rates are still possible, with software sectors showing particular strength, they have had the greatest amount of entries in the past four years.”

“The awards are an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition for their successes and achievements. This year’s ranking highlights the importance of being innovative, recruiting high-skilled talent and finding a niche product or service.”