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Datum Datacentres makes number 45 on the Thames Valley SME 100 Growth

By Sara Klusch
22 July 2021

The Business Magazine asked the CEOs and leaders of the Thames Valley SME 100 Growth index which celebrates the region’s high-growth small and medium-sized enterprises, to share their experience of managing a company in 2021. We asked Dominic Phillips, CEO of Datum Datacentres, the following three questions:

  • What were your toughest challenges over the past year?
  • What were your biggest wins?
  • What are your wildest ambitions for the coming year?

Datum Datacentres was listed at number 45, among the top 50 companies on The Business Magazine’s Thames Valley SME100 Growth index this year. The Farnborough-based data management company had a turnover of 4.6%, which is 3.8% higher than the previous year.

What were your three toughest challenges over the past year?

Dominic Phillips: Signing new deals, raising more finance and building capacity in a period of such uncertainty.

Your biggest win?

Dominic Phillips: Keeping the business growing at 20% and seeing both the team and clients react so positively to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Your three wildest ambitions for the coming year?

Dominic Phillips: Grow through the pandemic, make the relationships between the team and the clients even stronger, and secure the future of the business by driving up profit. 

Datum Datacentres is a new entry to the Thames Valley SME100 Growth index in 2021. To qualify for the listing, businesses need to be based in the Thames Valley, have a turnover of no less than £1 million and no more than £20m, and to have grown their turnover significantly in the past year.

The 2021 edition of the listing is sponsored by law firm Herrington Carmichael, commercial property consultants Hicks Baker and corporate finance advisers Wilson Partners.

Supporting partners are Laithwaites and Lamborghini.

All Thames Valley SME 100 Growth members are now invited to enter the nominations to this year’s awards, which will recognise outstanding achievements in six categories.

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