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THRIVE named finalists at the Growing Business Awards

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The learning technology company has been shortlisted for Technology Business of the Year, with the winners announced on 23 November 2022 at the London awards night.


After another year of impressive growth, industry impact and proven scalability, THRIVE has earned a place as a finalist for Technology Business of the Year at the 2022 Growing Business Awards.

Now in its 25th year, the Growing Business Awards celebrate the strength, vision, resilience and innovation of exceptional growing businesses. 

Over the last two years, THRIVE’s ARR has increased by 380% from £1M to £4.8M, and the company is on track to reach its forecast of £6.5M ARR by the end of 2022.

Its customer base grew by 357% in the same period, taking it to over 270 customers worldwide, including global brands like Sky, Sysco, Ted Baker, Huel and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. 

The focus on customer experience that started THRIVE’s growth journey has remained central to its continued success, and it currently boasts 99% customer renewal rate - with just one platform cancellation in four years, 97% customer satisfaction and 121% NRR (net revenue retained).

In May 2022, THRIVE repositioned its solution as a world-first, complete Learning & Skills Platform, giving organisations the ability to identify expertise in their business and understand the new and emerging skills that inform future L&D decisions based on real-time learner data. 

Sean Reddington, CEO & Co-founder, THRIVE, said:

“It’s amazing to have our growth recognised by the Growing Business Awards, and we owe that to our customers and their unwavering trust. Since founding THRIVE in 2018 and navigating the shock and uncertainty of the pandemic, we’ve continued to push boundaries, innovate and challenge the industry to make things simpler, more exciting and more effective for organisations and learners alike.

“That ethos has served us well. Now, we’re investing heavily in our people strategy to evolve our close-knit culture as we scale, so we can keep attracting and retaining the best of the best, and giving them the flexibility and support to be the best versions of themselves, inside and outside of work.”

The winners of this year’s Growing Business Awards will be announced at the London awards ceremony on Wednesday 23 November 2022.