PrivateFly has made The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, for the second year running, it was announced yesterday. This is an annual league table, ranking the UK-founded private tech companies that are growing the fastest.
PrivateFly’s 48% sales growth over that period puts the company at position
87 in the table, ranking alongside tech companies across a diverse range of
sectors: From personalized children’s books (Wonderbly at the top); to mobile
payments; cyber-security; and hair removal.
The news came at the end of a busy week, with the PrivateFly team inundated
with Hurricane Irma-related flights, and needing to evacuate staff from its
Fort Lauderdale office.
“Since 2008, PrivateFly has been a trailblazer for innovation in private jet
charter and our ongoing sales success demonstrates our assertion that
technology in our industry is the way ahead. But just as importantly, it
demonstrates the power of our people,” Adam Twidell, CEO and co-founder said in a press release. He added, “I’m so fortunate to have a fantastic team here, that works brilliantly together. The £2 million investment funding we raised as a business five years ago has been invested wisely, mostly in hiring and training of new team members – who all have a passion for aviation and customer service at their core.”
He also spoke about the past week. “This strong team spirit has been tested over the past week, since we took an early decision to evacuate PrivateFly’s Fort Lauderdale office from the approaching threat of Hurricane Irma. We instructed our USA team to leave work and focus only on their family’s safety. Yet despite the evacuation, our service levels did not drop, even with the huge increase in flight inquiries as a result of Irma…Our UK team seamlessly took over the workload from the USA, working extra and longer shifts without any hesitation. What mattered most to everyone was
that our USA team was safe.”