Chess Telecom is UK’s 3rd Fastest Growing Telecoms Company
Chess Telecom has been ranked third fastest growing technology company in the North West and 32nd in the UK, in the 2008 Sunday Times Tech Track 100.
Now in its eighth year, The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which was published on September 28th, is an annual league table ranking Britain’s top one hundred fastest growing private technology companies by sales growth over a two year period.
This is Chess Telecom’s second year on the Tech Track 100, achieving a UK ranking of 27 on the table in 2007. In 2006, Chess was ranked 43rd on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table.
Eight North West Businesses achieved a place on the 2008 league table (compared with seven last year). Each of these companies has made a significant contribution to the local economy, particularly during the current difficult financial climate.
Chess was the third fastest growing of 10 telecoms service providers and resellers to make the 2008 list and number one of just three based in the North West, indicating its ongoing popularity and presence within the region’s business community.
Chess’ innovative strategy of growth combines organic sales with acquisitions and a commitment to minimising customer churn by providing exceptional quality, value and customer service.
Chess Telecom has completed six acquisitions in 2008, taking its overall total to 30 and its customer base now exceeds 17,000.
Compared with 54 people working for the business in 2006, Chess now employs 114 staff, most of whom are based at its Alderley Edge home. Chess also has a growing base of SMARTER Partners, selling Chess Telecom products and services such as lines, calls, broadband and mobiles and being rewarded with industry leading commissions.
Chess success is due in part to the commitment into the development of its people. Over half a million pounds has been invested into people development over the last 18 months, which has focused everyone in Chess on achieving peak performance and working towards a future goal of making Chess Telecom a £100 million company and a business of which all its people can be truly proud.
Chess Telecom Chief Executive, David Pollock, was unavailable to comment as he is currently returning from Costa Rica, where he took part in a challenge, hiking, biking, kayaking and white water rafting from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast, raising over £40,000 for The Prince’s Trust.
David will issue a statement on his return.
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