November 10th 2023 | London, UK: Universal Partners, a leading cross-border payments provider, is proud to announce that it has been recognised as the 36th fastest growing business in London. The London Fast Growth 50 Index 2023 identifies the fifty fastest-growing businesses including all industries.
Universal Partners, one of the UK’s fastest growing cross-border payment experts, utilises an analytic approach to provide customers with tailored cross-border payments and bespoke risk management strategies. The London-based payment specialist focuses on SMEs, enabling scaling businesses to expand into new markets with peace of mind. Universal Partners was ranked the 36th fastest growing company in London, celebrating the company’s expanding community of SMEs.
The Fast Growth 50 is an annual index that identifies the top 50 fastest-growing companies in six nations and regions, including London. This year’s index for London has highlighted businesses from multiple sectors that together generated a turnover of £2.23 billion, at an average growth rate of 188 percent, with the creation of nearly 11,000 jobs last year. Being part of the Fast Growth 50, Universal Partners has shown strong performance and made a positive contribution to London’s business community.
Oliver Carson, CEO and Co-Founder of Universal Partners, commented: “We are excited to feature in the London Fast Growth 50 Index, demonstrating the impact of our commitment to helping UK SMEs as they expand across borders. Our focus on strong client relationships and investments in cutting-edge cross-border
payments infrastructure have enabled us to continue our impressive growth. We are proud to contribute to London’s rich tapestry of high-growth companies, supporting businesses to continue their growth across borders.”
Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, Founder, Fast Growth 50 said ”The UK Fast Growth 50 Index demonstrates that a small number of fast growth firms Universal Partners make a substantial contribution to the UK’s economic landscape, providing real examples of how innovation, enterprise and sheer hard work can make a real difference in all sectors from construction to financial services to technology..”
This year’s Fast Growth 50 London list is in partnership with UBS, a leading global wealth manager. Mark Goddard, Head of UK Regions at UBS Global Wealth Management, said: “Business owners and entrepreneurs are the engine of our economy, and UBS has a long history advising and connecting them on each stage of their wealth journey, helping them to unlock their potential. Led by entrepreneurial spirit and often solving some of the UK’s biggest issues, the level of talent and innovation uncovered through this year’s list shows that more needs to be done to support small businesses to strengthen local economies and give back to the local community. As the lead sponsor of this year’s Fast Growth 50, UBS is looking forward to following and supporting these businesses as they go from strength to strength.”
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About Universal Partners
Universal Partners is one of the UK’s leading cross-border payment providers. Operating from Canary Wharf, their objective is to help businesses grow through offering exceptional international payment services and bespoke risk management tools. Through a detailed and analytical approach, each client is issued an FX strategy that meets their exact requirements and enables long-term protection against volatile currency markets.
Learn more: https://www.universalpartners.com/
About the Fast Growth 50:
The Fast Growth 50 has been running in Wales for 25 years and the national roll out is brought to you by the same team behind other notable programmes such as The Start-Up Awards and The Great British Entrepreneur Awards. This initiative is more than just an annual index; it aims to build a community that supports, celebrates, and champions entrepreneurs at various stages. The index highlights the 50 fastest-growing businesses in six nations and regions based on turnover growth over a two-year period.
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