The Business Magazine asked the CEOs and leaders of the Thames Valley SME 100 Growth listing, which celebrates the region’s high-growth small and medium-sized enterprises, to share their experience of managing a company in 2021. We asked Nick Earle, the CEO of Eseye, the following three questions:
Eseye empowers businesses to embrace the Internet of Things without limits. Their pioneering Internet of Things cellular connectivity and hardware solutions allow businesses to overcome the complexity of Internet of Things device design, development and deployment. This year, the Guildford-based tech company reached number 68 on The Business Magazine’s annual Thames Valley SME 100 Growth index with an overall growth of 14.4%.
Nick Earle: One of our challenges was closing a Series B investment round mid-way through a pandemic. Maintaining high levels of growth during a turbulent period was also difficult, as was adapting our global workforce to work from home effectively.
Nick Earle: Closing Series B funding round with TELUS Ventures in December 2020. Winning two customers who are in the Global Fortune Top 10 list, for our Internet of Things projects and launching the world’s most advanced Internet of Things SIM: the eUICC compliant AnyNet+ SIM.
Nick Earle: Over-achieve on our revenue growth targets, have all staff return to work in our respective offices and being able to travel safely to see customers, partners and employees around the world.
Eseye is included in the Thames Valley SME100 Growth index for the second consecutive year. 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 have grown their turnover significantly in the past year.
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.