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Ecometrica gains double recognition as fast-growing European technology company

Scotland/London, 6 March 2018 – Double recognition for Ecometrica, the downstream space and satellite mapping company, sees the business propelled onto the prestigious Inc.’s 5000 Europe ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies on the European continent, which also includes notable firms such as HelloFresh, Dyson, Moo and Coolblue.

The firm has also earned a placed on the GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards, which recognises the fastest growing exceptional technology companies in the North of England and Scotland.

A leading international provider of digital infrastructure for earth observation services, Edinburgh-headquartered Ecometrica, which has offices in London, Boston, Montreal and Mexico, has won a string of awards for its products and stellar growth, including the prestigious Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award for the second time in a row, and earned rankings in the FT1000 and Deloitte’s 500.

Gary Davis, chief executive of Ecometrica, said: “The recognition by both Inc. 5000 Europe and GP Bullhound’s Northern Tech Awards is further validation for Ecometrica and our talented team.

“What is most pleasing for me is that our growth is not at the cost of the planet or its resources. In fact the more we grow the more we are helping business, governments and society to understand, monitor and protect our planet’s resources for the benefit of existing and future generations.

“Huge advances in raw cloud-based computing power, machine learning and artificial intelligence, coupled with steep cost reductions for deploying sensors on the ground, on UAVs or in orbit, mean that we are now able to harness the power of earth observation data at ever greater spatial and temporal resolutions. One example of the kind of solutions we provide, based on our unique geospatial technology stack, is our Forests 2020 project, as part of the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme, where we are helping a number of governments to manage and protect over 300 million hectares of tropical forests much more effectively.”

The exclusive Inc. 5000 Europe list has been compiled for 37 years. As an Inc. 5000 Europe honouree, with a confirmed position of 2747, Ecometrica now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Under Armour, Microsoft, Timberland, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and dozens of other prominent recent U.S. alumni.

The median company on the Inc. 5000 Europe list increased sales by more than 254 percent since the start of 2013, while the average honouree grew a mind-boggling 473 percent. Those are results most companies could only dream of in the economy of the past three years.

The Northern Tech Awards have been running since 2011 and are part of the events portfolio of GP Bullhound, the leading international technology investment bank. Once a year the Top 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies are ranked in the Tech 100 League Table by revenue growth over the last three years. The top 50 are invited to the Northern Tech Awards ceremony to receive an award – with the showcase presentations for 2018 taking place in Ecometrica’s home city of Edinburgh.

Distributed by The Communications Business on behalf of Ecometrica.

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About Ecometrica

Ecometrica, the downstream space and sustainability company, turns the vast and growing streams of observation data from space, air and land into actionable insights for business, government and society.
A leading provider of sustainability and earth observation services, its satellite mapping technology is being used to protect 300 million hectares of tropical forests as part of the Forests 2020 project, which Ecometrica is spearheading on behalf of the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP).

Ecometrica is one of the world’s top sustainability brands, as named by industry analyst Verdantix. It is the only CDP Gold Software Partner for its climate change, forests and water programmes. Ecometrica’s geospatial data mapping services, which support all aspects of sustainability planning, operations and reporting by businesses and public organisations, are available worldwide, through offices in the UK, USA, Canada and Mexico.

The firm is a winner of the prestigious Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award two years in a row, for its Ecometrica Platform. It is also ranked on the FT1000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.

Founded in 2008, Ecometrica’s formidable story derives directly from the vision of its founding members and leadership – executive chairman Dr Richard Tipper, chief executive Gary Davis and chief product officer Bertrand Revenaz. Backed by a team of recognised experts, Ecometrica has unrivalled experience in environmental sustainability accounting and reporting.

The Ecometrica Platform, a web-based accounting and sustainability management solution, combines earth observation data from satellites with local information and business intelligence, to bring clarity to environmental and natural resource challenges facing corporates and governments alike. It helps businesses to easily track and map their impact on natural capital assets, like forests and water, tracking supply chain activity, verifying sustainable product sourcing, and environmental reporting to established sustainability frameworks. It makes the terabytes of raw data being sent to Earth by satellites easily accessible, bringing limitless possibilities for its application. It is the only sustainability software solution with audit-ready assurance from a Big Four auditor (PwC). For the largest customers who get their accounts externally audited, this means avoiding costly pre-audit fees that often run into hundreds of thousands of pounds per year.