The Lead Agency named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies in FT1000 The Lead Agency has been named as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by the Financial Times. The FT1000 in association with Statista is one of the business world’s most of respected league tables, ranking companies from 31 European countries based on the highest compound annual growth rate between 2013 and 2016. We are a new entry in the table, ranking an impressive 363rd overall and as the 56th highest placed UK company of the 158 that made the list. Immense pride Topping the FT1000 2018 table is UK-based food delivery service Deliveroo, which has achieved a staggering 107,117% growth rate over the last three years – more than 10 times that of second placed Thermondo from Germany. At the other end of the table, the barrier for entry was tougher than in 2017 with the lowest-ranked average growth being 16.1% higher than last year. Anton Hanley, who founded the company in 2002, said: “We’re immensely proud of this achievement and would like to thank everyone who has played their part, including staff, clients and partners. “The last few years have seen us make strong progress as a business – not only in terms of revenue growth but through our recruitment, innovative use of digital technology, vertical expansion, client base and partnerships. However, we’re fully committed to building on this success and excited about what’s in store over the next few years.” Our FT100 success follows last month’s fifth-placed ranking in the Northern Tech 100, a league table of the fastest-growing tech businesses in the north of the UK.