New list identifies top 35 Liverpool city region scale-up businesses

On the list are companies such as Gas Tag whose gas safety technology is being installed across the UK, and Evoke Solutions whose clients include JD Sports and McDonalds. Tony McDonough reports

Gas Tag
Stephen Ullathorne, left, and Paul Durose, founders of Gas Tag in Liverpool


Liverpool city region’s fastest-growing and most innovative tech scale-ups have been included in a new list.

The list of 35 businesses was compiled a panel of judges drawn from the LCR Activate businesses support programme and specialist investor Praetura Ventures. The list is also published in association with Business Cloud.

Its aim is to highlight the region’s growing tech sector and give SMEs the opportunity to put their business on the map. It focuses on companies that are creating “disruption” in their target sectors, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, and tech for good.

Included on the list is companies such as Gas Tag, a city centre-based business that provides gas safety technology to housing providers across the UK, and Wirral-based Evoke Solutions which manufactures digital kiosks and video walls for clients such as McDonalds, JD Sports and Tesco.

Click here to see the full list of 35 companies

The 2019 list also includes the region’s Ones to Watch – up-and-coming businesses that are active in the region, and are on course for great success in the future, with new and exciting technology and solutions. 

Jonathon Clark, business and technology manager at LCR Activate, said: “We’re excited to launch the first LCR Tech Climbers list and highlight some of the businesses in the region that are using technology in new ways to solve problems creatively.

Evoke Creative
Evoke Creative founders Neil Clark, left, and Dean Ward. Picture by Gareth Jones


“These businesses are the driving force of growth in the local economy and are helping to prove Liverpool city region as the go-to tech destination in the UK for future job-seekers, investors, and entrepreneurs.”

And Ben Hatton, managing director, portfolio at Praetura Ventures, added: “Praetura Ventures has always sought to support businesses in LCR that are demonstrating outstanding innovation, and we are proud to carry that through to the launch of the LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list.

“The list is a fantastic opportunity to showcase what the region has to offer and we’re certain it will encourage further engagement with the investment community both regionally and nationally.”

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