Viper Subsea has been nominated by the Prime Minister’s enterprise adviser Lord Young and former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy as one of Britain’s 250 fastest growing companies with the most potential.
Viper Subsea has been invited to become a founding member of Accelerate 2013 – a festival that aims to celebrate and promote Britain as a global centre for excellence and help secure its place in world trade markets.
250 businesses have been personally selected by Lord Young and Sir Leahy to become the founding members of the event because they represent Britain’s ‘vital 6%’ – the minority of firms which have unlocked the secret of growth and are creating half of all new jobs in the UK economy. Viper Subsea is joining a select list of companies that spans all industries and includes Jamie’s Italian and mobile game makers Neon Play.
The inaugural meeting of the Accelerate 250 will take place on 27 June 2013 in Liverpool and will feature speakers such as Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and co-founder of lastminute.com Martha Lane Fox.
Neil Douglas, managing director and co-founder of Viper Subsea, said the company’s selection to Accelerate 2013 was great recognition for its world-class engineering services and the significant investment the company makes into research and development that have resulted in a range of innovative subsea products. He commented: “It is a tremendous honour to be selected for this new and important event that will seek to inspire others. The success of Viper Subsea comes down to the committed team we have and the invitation to become part of Accelerate 2013 is a result of the efforts of everyone within the company.
“Viper Subsea invests significantly in research and development, the business is profitable, and we’ve enjoyed a high growth during a period of international financial turmoil. Equally as important, we have created new jobs and grown the work force. We want to share the lessons we have learned to achieve our success and help other companies to succeed – it is in all our interests to see other UK based companies perform well on the global stage.”