FEBE Growth 100 List Announced With Clear Junction #1
The FEBE Growth 100 list is one that details the fastest growing, founder-led, privately owned businesses in the UK. We were therefore delighted when the results were recently published and we discovered that Clear Junction was ranked number one in the list for 2022.
The past couple of years have been difficult for people around the world, as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc. It is fair to say that covid-19 led to some significant changes in working practices, including working from home, conducting meetings online and basically trying to find new ways of delivering the same services.
In many ways, Clear Junction was one of the lucky ones, as our payments solutions work through an online platform and API integration, meaning that while there was considerable disruption to our working environment, it was generally business as usual as far as the product and service provision is concerned. Indeed, in 2021, we posted our best ever financial results, which should serve as testament to the robustness of our solutions, but also the strength and resoluteness of all team members.
FEBE GROWTH 100: BUILT FOR ENTREPRENEURS BY ENTREPRENEURS
FEBE (For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs) has been established as a means of celebrating the greatest entrepreneurs in Britain, with the inaugural Growth 100 showcasing the list of finest and fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the country. The team at FEBE say that they exist to inspire and champion the UK’s best ‘dare-to-doers’ – and they know how important it is to celebrate the founders and their businesses.
Clear Junction recently celebrated its sixth anniversary and in that time we have come an extremely long way. However, we are still led by the founder and CEO, Dima Kats, which has surely contributed to our ongoing growth and success. We were contacted by FEBE who explained what they wanted to achieve and that we would likely be included on the list. It was therefore extremely satisfying (and surprising) to see that when the FEBE Growth 100 list came out, Clear Junction had been listed as the number one ranked company in the UK.
BOOTSTRAPPING A FUTURE UNICORN
As part of Clear Junction’s inclusion on the list, we were asked to contribute some business insights and ideas relating to how we got to where we are and where we are headed next. This culminated in an article entitled How to Bootstrap a Future Unicorn which details the testing targets we set ourselves from the outset as a fintech focused on facilitating cross-border payments.
We invite you to read the entire article at your leisure, but one of the key points is focused on two things we still pride ourselves on above anything else: compliance and security. To serve hundreds of financial institutions around the world a robust infrastructure and dedication are required – and we are proud to say that we have built a lasting business centred on long-term robustness.
HERE’S TO THE NEXT PHASE OF GROWTH
Ultimately, to achieve the levels of growth that are required to be listed as the number one fastest-growing, founder-led business in the UK, so many different things need to be achieved. Of course, we have already mentioned the compliance, security and robustness of our infrastructure and methodology, but none of this would have been possible without the hard work and efforts of every team member at Clear Junction. Special mention must also be given to our banking partners who work alongside us – and then there are all of the clients who have trusted us to provide the payment solutions on which their businesses depend.
We have never been one to rest on our laurels and so we are working tirelessly to facilitate the next phase of growth, with new products and services being announced all the time (with more to come before the year is out). As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the past couple of years have been challenging for many people for various reasons and we feel very fortunate to be in the position that we are in.
Thanks to FEBE Growth 100 for their support and thanks to all of you for reading this!