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Bigmouthmedia ranks first in Scotland in Deloitte Fast 50


Bigmouthmedia, the full search agency, have been placed first in Scotland and 18th in the UK in Deloitte’s 2006 Fast 50 rankings. Deloitte’s Fast 50 celebrates innovation in business, and has become the benchmark for identifying the most rapid growth in high-technology companies in Britain and Ireland since its inception nine years ago.

Now one of the world’ leading search engine optimisation companies, bigmouthmedia was first established in 1997 as a 3-person team in Edinburgh. Today, bigmouthmedia employs over 60 staff in Edinburgh, its headquarters, as well as London and New York. The search agency serves over 300 clients including Hilton Hotels International, Tesco, Barclays, the Financial Times and British Airways.

“Because the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 measures sustained revenue growth over five years, being one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK is an impressive achievement,“ said Deloitte Technology partner for the Scotland Region, Neil Cruikshanks. ”Bigmouthmedia deserves a lot of credit for its remarkable growth"

The news of bigmouthmedia’s success in the Deloitte Fast 50 follows a successful year for the SEO consultancy: the firm recently won the ’AXA Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award’ at the National Business Awards 2006, dubbed “the business Oscars” by Chancellor Gordon Brown.

Bigmouthmedia were also awarded ’Best Use of Search Marketing’ at the IMA Awards 2006 for its Superbreak campaign. Additionally, the agency won the ’Best Place to Work’ award at the 2006 Forth One Radio Awards in Scotland.

Speaking about the win, bigmouthmedia’s CEO and co-founder, Steve Leach commented “This is fantastic news. As a technology-based marketing company, it’s particularly gratifying to be recognised alongside other technology heavyweights. Our award-winning growth is a reflection of our excellent levels of client retention, which is of course due to the outstanding work put in by our teams across our Edinburgh, London and New York offices.”

Notes to Editors

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Programme

To enter the Fast 50 Awards, companies must meet the criteria listed below:
* Have been in business for a minimum of five years;
* Considered a technology company, which is defined as
- producing technology
- manufacturing technology-related products
- be technology intensive, or use unique technology to solve problems
- devoting a high percentage of effort to technology R&D;
* The parent company must be UK-owned and have its headquarters in UK or Ireland
(subsidiaries of multinational organisations do not qualify);
* Operating revenues must be at least £35,000 (50,000 Euros) for 2001 and £550,000 (800,000 Euros) in 2005.

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About bigmouthmedia

Bigmouthmedia is a leading digital marketing agency based in the UK and USA. With over 200 clients across all sectors, ranging from SME’s to major global brands, bigmouthmedia offers a range of search engine marketing services leveraged to offer its clients maximum return for their online investment.

Founded in 1997 by Steve Leach and Heather Luscombe, the company currently has offices in Edinburgh, London and New York, and counts among its clients British Airways, MTV, Barclays, Tesco and Hilton. Bigmouthmedia was named the AXA Small to Medium Business of the Year at the 2006 National Business Awards, with comments from the judges including: “Successful on a global scale. Impressive, knowledgeable” and “A real market leading service performed exceptionally well.”

Press Contact Bigmouthmedia
Heather Luscombe
Marketing and Communications Director
Tel: (+44)131 561 2178
Fax (+44)131 553 6800


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