It's been almost impossible to stay quiet about this accolade but the cat is finally out of the bag...
Force24 has featured in the Top 10 Martech Companies 2019 list, published by CIO Applications Europe. So while it can feel a bit awkward blowing your own trumpet, we hope that on this occasion, you won't be surprised that we want to share the success far and wide! In an incredibly crowded space, with more martech innovations being born every month, we've been independently recognised as one of the top 10 platforms in the entire continent!
The news comes only a couple of weeks after Force24 won 'highly commended' at the B2B Marketing Martech Awards, for marketing automation vendor of the year., and we secured investment from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund – Mercia Debt Finance, to support our development of the platform.
And the best bit of all, is that we haven't even made some of our most exciting announcements for 2019.
Commenting on the Top 10 Martech Companies list success, managing director and founder Adam Oldfield said: "When we set out on this journey, Force24's proposition was to become a successful UK built and managed, compliant marketing automation platform, created by marketers, for marketers. Headquartered in Leeds we have boldly taken on the big boys. And indepdndent recognition such as this is evidence that we're winning!
"The growth in our number of users over the past 12 months makes me extremely proud - in fact we'll be publishing some stats about our expansion in only a week or two. But we don't just judge our success in terms of these metrics. We've also got a fantastic 97% client retention rate, we have a 5* TrustPilot rating, and 15% of new business during 2018 came from a marketer moving on and taking us to their new employer.
"We've got a stand-out team as talked about as our technology and I am extremely excited to see where they take us next! This top 10 recognition is a testament to them all - it feels amazing that we can now say we're an award-winning, UK built and managed, GDPR-compliant marketing automation platform. Has quite a ring to it doesn't it?"