7 June 2017
Supporting disruption at The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100
I had the pleasure of being in the company of a number of unicorns very recently, not the mythical creature of course, but the other kind of unicorn – a start-up company valued at more than a billion dollars, typically in the software or technology sector.
I was attending the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards, where the founders and directors of Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales were recognised at the event’s 20th anniversary, held at Old Billingsgate in London, and hosted by Sir Richard Branson.
During the event I had the honour of recognising the overall winner of the Fast Track Disruptor Award which went to Nicolas Cary, co-founder of software platform Blockchain, a company that has digital potential at its heart and is playing a pivotal role in the global adoption of digital currencies.
At Virgin Media Business our purpose is to fulfil our customers’ digital potential. We help make this happen for the smallest home office, to the very large established UK enterprises, and for the start-ups that can grow to become unicorns.
In partnership with Fast Track, we identified the ten most disruptive businesses in the UK, disruptors that are re-writing the business rule book. The Virgin Media Business Disruptor 10 includes companies from a variety of sectors that are creating new markets, making significant waves in existing markets and are all driven by their innovative thinking, investment in technology and finding new solutions to old problems.
At Virgin Media Business we design, build and maintain high-performance networks so enterprise businesses can disrupt old markets, open new ones and grow. I believe every enterprise needs to not just accept the status quo and be prepared to disrupt their market.