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ACT ranked 49 in Sunday Times Tech Track 100

19 September 2011

 Tecktrack 2011ACT today announced that it has been ranked 49th in the Sunday Times 2011 Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table.  In its 9th year of business, ACT has grown steadily and is now recognised as one of the fastest growing private technology companies in the UK, by sales growth over a three year period.

Led by CEO Gary Watts and Technical Director Richard Buckley the company has grown its sales from £1.3m in 2007 to £5.3m in 2010 with staff of 73 people.

Gary Watts, CEO commented “Our aim is to create technology solutions that help people make the most of their work, leisure and travel time, by connecting them with the services they need in everyday life. This award is a tribute to the hard work and innovative spirit fostered by ACT staff. “ 


The top 100 companies increased sales by an average of 74% a year over the last three years to a total of £3.1bn. They almost tripled their combined workforce to 13,500 over the same period.

About Tech Track

The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table ranks Britain's 100 private tech (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over the latest three years. Tech Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each September, with an awards event in November and regional dinners throughout the year. A typical Tech Track 100 company:

· is generally owned and run by entrepreneurs

· has between 20 and 100 staff

· has average 3 year sales growth ranging from 35% pa to 360% pa

· has sales ranging from £5m - £50m

For more information about Tech Track, please visit

About ACT

ACT is a hands-on technology company. Hands on in the way we build our systems, employ great people, work with our clients and run our business. We start with a conversation. We listen first then get to work, helping you at every stage so you make the right choices.

ACT is a proven leader in the design, build and management of smart transaction systems that help people to make the best of their work, leisure and travel time.


Our clients use our technology solutions to speed commuters through public transport, to help shoppers earn rewards, to provide access to public services and to make it easy for visitors to explore new places.


Our systems are trusted by retail, tourism, public sector and transport organisations large and small, and are at the heart of major cities around the world – from Las Vegas to London to Bruges.




For more information, please contact: Joanne Hutchinson, Marketing Manager, Applied Card Technologies Limited.

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