Recruitment platform Firefish shows strength with tech industry accolade fifth year running

Wendy McDougall, founder and CEO of Firefish Software

FIREFISH Software, which supports 550 businesses with its state-of-the-art recruitment software platform, has been named one of the top tech businesses in Scotland at a major industry event.

The 2021 Northern Tech Awards Top 100 recognises the fastest growing technology companies in the North of England, Scotland and Ireland. Firefish Software is one of only five Scottish tech businesses to make it onto the shortlist of the 100 biggest tech success stories of the year. 

This is Firefish’s fifth consecutive year making the list and demonstrates the resilience of the Glasgow-based SaaS business which offers recruitment agencies a combined customer relationship management (CRM) and recruitment marketing platform. 

Firefish’s four fellow nominees from north of the border were digital services business MRM Global, Fintech company The ID Co, and software firms TVSquared and Odro. 

Wendy McDougall, Founder and CEO of Firefish Software, said: “Despite the turbulent times we’ve been living in, through a pandemic and recession, the Firefish team has shown incredible resilience. To make it into the top tier of these industry awards for five years running shows the strength of our business and the important role we play in the tech ecosystem.

“As the jobs market continues to run hot, with employers having to be ever more creative in recruiting staff, it’s essential that job vacancies attract the right candidates and that those candidates are well managed through the process. 

“It’s also clear that the winners in the current market will be those employers who adapt to the skill sets in front of them rather than waiting for the market to get back to normal. Being agile has never been more important, and the value of effective tech solutions in the recruitment space is greater than ever.”

The placements were announced last night at the awards ceremony in Leeds. This is the eighth consecutive year that advisory and investment firm GP Bullhound has run the awards to spotlight the tech ecosystem across Scotland, Ireland and the North of England. According to the organisers, the listings recognise innovative companies on the frontline of success. To qualify for entry to the Top 100, firms must have at least three years of revenue growth with a minimum revenue level of £500k in 2018.

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