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Panintelligence selected as just one of 30 companies for Tech Nation’s Upscale 5.0 programme

This week we were honoured to discover that we had been chosen as one of only a handful of businesses in the country to make it onto Tech Nation’s Upscale 5.0 Programme.

Our selection comes as recognition for the rapid growth we’ve seen over the past couple of years, including partnering up with global retail tech giants, Flooid, whose customers include the likes of Marks & Spencer and John Lewis.

Being selected for Tech Nation’s Upscale 5.0 Programme also comes off the back of being ranked 2nd in the Yorkshire and Humberside Tech 50 last year, while also being named as one of the 25 fastest growing companies in Leeds.

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What is Tech Nation’s Upscale 5.0 programme?

The Upscale programme is designed to support the country’s leading scale-ups by tackling the leadership challenge in the UK tech sector.

The programme aims to create a peer-to-peer network of people who are growing their businesses and includes sessions led by tech entrepreneurs from some of the UK’s most successful companies.

Liam Ward, Upscale Lead at Tech Nation, commented: “Only the most exciting and fastest growing scale-up tech companies make the programme.

“Previous alumni include Monzo, Improbable, Bulb, and Bloom and Wild – so it’s great to see Leeds nurturing what could be one of the UK’s best tech companies.

“The announcement also follows recent Tech Nation data this month that UK scale-ups significantly outperformed their European peers in 2019.”

What this means for Panintelligence

Aside from the initial excitement, being involved in this programme will help us hugely, as a business, looking towards what we can achieve at home and overseas in 2020 and beyond.

Zandra Moore, Panintelligence CEO, commented: “Panintelligence has gone from start-up to scale-up – a disruptive tech scale-up at that!

“The challenges we hope to hurdle are also shared by other tech companies like us, including international expansion, hiring talent, and retaining employees. The peer to peer aspect of the programme will help us put our heads together and develop real leadership qualities.”

Representing the North… and Yorkshire

It was also revealed that just nine of the 30 companies selected were from outside London, making our appointment even more of an achievement, as we seek to represent both the Northern Powerhouse and Leeds as a tech hub.

Perhaps even more surprising is that we are the only company in Yorkshire to be featured in Tech Nation’s 5.0 Upscale Programme in 2020, making us feel very special indeed.