Seven Bulgarian companies entered the prestigious Financial Times FT1000 ranking of the fastest growing companies in Europe. Six of the companies are based in Sofia. The exception is the Donau Star shipping and freight-forwarding company. This is the third edition of FT1000. In the previous two years Bulgaria was represented by only one organisation.
Accedia is the leader among the Bulgarian companies. It ranks on 448th place, with a growth progress of 388%. Right after Accedia is another technological leader in Bulgaria that was ranked in the previous two editions of the index as well – Bulpros Consulting. Next are Donau Star (476), Next Consult (642), the producer of groceries and RooBar – Smart Organic (908), the tech company Scale Focus (937), and the studio equipment company Dynaphos Studio (954).
Financial Times makes the ranking in partnership with Statista in order to create a list of 1 000 European companies from 31 countries across Europe. They are from all industries and have the highest annual revenue growth between 2014 and 2017.
Among the fastest growing companies, the technology sector dominates with a total of 149 organizations. The country with the largest number of listed companies is Germany – 230, and London is the city with the most companies on the list – 63. Thus, despite Brexit, London remains the leader for the third consecutive year – 78 organisations in the first edition and 74 in the second one.