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Breakthrough50 winners announced

Smarta, the advice and networking resource for SMEs, has announced the results of its Santander Breakthrough50 competition – which aims to find the most impressive fast growth businesses in the UK.

Drawn from hundreds of entries, the judges long-listed their top 50 applicants back in May, with five of these selected to pitch for a place on a top international trade mission alongside leading British businesses. Included in the top 50 were companies as diverse as The Collective Yoghurts, dating site Lovestruck and We Are Social, a PR and marketing company that specialises in social media.

Those that made the final five include Brewdog, a brewery and pub chain that has been rapidly gaining popularity over the past few years, and Eyetease, a technology start-up that brings video marketing and wifi to taxi cabs. The overall winner, announced at a ceremony at the Kensington Roof Gardens, was Tracsis, a technology company that helps clients in the global transport industry to optimise their resources and improve their asset management. The company has grown by 96% in the past two years and will generate over £17m in revenue in 2014.

Commenting on Tracsis’ win, CEO John McArthur said, “we are absolutely thrilled at being chosen as overall winner of the 2014 Santander Breakthrough50 Awards. We have a fantastic team of technical and industry experts and this award is recognition for the hard work they put in to make our business what it is today.”