The founders and directors of Britain’s 100 fastest-growing private technology companies were recognized on the 15th November at the 16th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 awards ceremony, held at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London.
The Tech Track 100 league table ranks the UK’s private tech, media and telecoms (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales. The companies increased their sales over their latest three years by between 44% and 263% a year to a total of £2.2bn. Staff numbers rose by 8,200 over the same period to 11,000.
The Tech Track 100 award for social innovation, sponsored by Barclays, was presented by Sean Duffy, head of TMT, to co-founder and chief technology officer Christopher Baker-Brian of BBOXX.
BBOXX aims to provide 20 million people with electricity by 2020. By satisfying the genuine energy needs of individuals and families from home lighting to phone charging, BBOXX helps the developing world to climb the Energy Ladder. With BBOXX products, customers have the ability to have a western energy experience off-the-grid and in rural areas. Through a vast network of outlets and outlets, BBOXX focuses on giving access to the fundamental need of access to electricity combined with superior customer service. Within this network, we provide hundreds of jobs to local employees and create a retail market unlike anything seen in the developing world.
“This award is fantastic recognition of the hard work and dedication that our team around the world puts in everyday, in order to bring electricity to off-grid communities.” said Christopher Baker Brian; Co –Founder and Chief Technology Officer at BBOXX.
BBOXX Rwanda has operations in the whole county. The business sells and finances solar home systems to the Rwandan population without access to the Grid, providing clean, reliable and affordable electricity. BBOXX has provided electricity to 13,000 households and 1,500 schools across Rwanda.
The Managing Director of BBOXX Rwanda Justus Mucyo said that “The Award justifies our willingness to be leaders on the technological front which will bring affordable energy solutions to the Rwandan community and the continent at large”.