Giacom, the specialist cloud services marketplace business backed by Livingbridge, have won BVCA’s growth management team of the year for Yorkshire and the North East.
The BVCA management team of the year awards acknowledge extraordinary companies that are backed by VC or PE investors. Companies in the region were assessed against criteria including how they stand out from other businesses in its sector, evidence of growth and how the management team have executed their plans and demonstrated bold leadership.
Mike Wardell, CEO at Giacom, commented:
We’re delighted to have been recognised by the BVCA with this award. Giacom has seen double digit growth for the third year in a row (+109% in the latest year) and this is the result of a customer focused strategy which has delivered not only a wide range of additional services but has also seen the launch of our new partner centric marketplace. We chose a private equity partner to support our business to provide a deeper level of knowledge and experience that is difficult to recruit organically. They also enhance our management team and provide additional support to help accelerate our growth further. We look forward to working together with Livingbridge to deliver on our ambitious plans for the future.”
Matthew Caffrey at Livingbridge said:
“We’ve been privileged to work with Mike and the Giacom team since our investment last year. They represent the bold leadership needed to create and grow a disruptive business in their market and are highly-deserving of this recognition by the BVCA. We’re delighted to be part of their journey as they build on their momentum to date.”