Leading colocation and connectivity provider C4L ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012

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C4L, a leading data centre and colocation provider has been listed in Deloitte's Fast 500 EMEA for a fourth year running. C4L attributes its 390 Percent Revenue Growth to their increasing data centre colocation portfolio

C4L today announced that it has been ranked for a fourth year running in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the EMEA. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years and C4L grew 390% during this period.

C4L’s Chairman, Matt Hawkins, credits their growing data centre colocation portfolio and connectivity solutions to the company’s 390% revenue growth over the past five years. He said, "To be listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA for a fourth year running is a fantastic recognition of our growth as a company. We are continually growing our colocation facility portfolio and can now offer our customers solutions in over 40 UK data centre locations, continuing to deliver unlimited choice. As well as this, we have expanded our connectivity portfolio offering an increasing amount of solutions to cover all requirements".

When initially listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA four years ago, C4L offered colocation in 25 facilities and this figure has now grown to over 40 locations in the UK and The Netherlands. C4L also recently launched phase two at their privately owned Bournemouth data centre facility this year, offering outside of London colocation and connectivity solutions.

"Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry," said David Halstead, Deloitte United Kingdom, partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. "We congratulate C4L on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region."

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications
The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled from the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 50 programmes, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000 and current-year operating revenues of at least €800,000.

Entrants must also be public or private companies headquartered in EMEA and must be a “technology company,” defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or manufactures a technology-related product; or devotes a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.

About C4L:
C4L is an internet infrastructure solutions provider and deploys a full range of services in over 40 data centres, including colocation, IP transit, interconnects, data backup, data storage, virtualisation, telecoms, disaster recovery and leased lines, to name just a few. These are all provided with C4L’s commitment to maximum uptime and customer support; featuring a 24/7 network operations centre (NOC) which is manned by trained professionals with Microsoft and Cisco qualifications.

C4L’s industry leading data centre connected network, includes sites such as Bournemouth, Slough, BlueSquare Maidenhead, BlueSquare Milton Keynes, Telehouse Metro, Telehouse North, City Lifeline and InterXion. The company is now in its 13th trading year and with a track record of 100% growth every year its client base includes Government, FTSE 250, financial institutions and many of the UK's network carriers. The business is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of service and has achieved certifications such as ISO9001 & 27001. For more information, visit http://www.C4L.co.uk/pr.

About Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme is the region’s most objective industry-ranking to focus on the technology field, recognizing technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past five years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, internet, media, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology.

The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group. Co-sponsors include Taylor Wessing, a leading International law firm with a focus on the industries of tomorrow, and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneurs with aspiration for greatness in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe. More information on the programme and prior year winners is available on http://www.deloitte.com/fast500.

About Deloitte
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