Tech Track 100

Global advertising group WPP and the Home Office are among organisations that use this Oxfordshire-based firm’s automation, AI and machine learning for its highly-secure data and IT services. Founded in 2017 by director Adam Fawsitt, 52, who previously founded and sold four tech companies for a total of £60m, and is led by chief executive Darren Thomas, 47. Sales grew at 141% a year from an annualised £1.6m in 2018 to £11.1m in 2020. Private equity firm LDC invested an undisclosed sum in July this year, for a minority stake, and one of its advisors is Sir David Capewell OBE, 60, who served as chief of joint operations from 2011 to 2015.

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Company details
Year2020
CompanyAker Systems
ActivityIT security provider
LocationOxfordshire
Latest sales £000s11,100
Staff62
Founded2017
Websitewww.akersystems.com

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