Brighton Based Tech Company, Paxton, Identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ Report
Paxton, the UK market leader of electronic IP access control and video door entry solutions, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe. The report is a celebration of high-growth and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across Europe.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their country peers. This report demonstrates critical importance of high-growth, private, small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to future European economic growth, innovation and job creation.
This follows Paxton’s inclusion in this year’s Sussex Super Growth Award, these awards recognise the fastest growing businesses in Sussex. This in conjunction with appearing in the London Stock Exchange report highlights the company’s growth in the local and global security market. Paxton also celebrated ranking 49th in the 2018 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual survey run by the ‘Best Companies’ organisation. In the survey 96% of employees said they believe they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the company.
Paxton strive to be the employer of choice locally and invest in their local community through various initiatives and in 2017 launched the Paxton Scholarship. The scholarship, in conjunction with the University of Brighton, aims to invest in the bright minds of the future. The scholarship offered three students studying Engineering and Product Design related courses a 3-month work placement worth £10,000. The scholars will participate in technology research projects at Paxton, that will then form the final year project of their degree course. The scholarship is due to launch again later this year, this time offering four places for students at University of Brighton or Sussex.
Founded in 1985, Paxton employs over 300 people and operates mainly from its head office in Brighton with several international sales offices. All products are manufactured locally at the Paxton factory in Eastbourne and exported to over 60 countries worldwide. Being included in the London Stock Exchange report also marks one year since the Paxton Technology Centre opened, the 29,000-sq. ft. building houses Paxton’s Research and Development departments along with the installer training suite. You can the building coming together here: www.paxton.info/3553
Commenting on the news, Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Chief Executive, said: “We are thrilled to, once again, be part of this prestigious list. It is another milestone on our journey to become world-class in all that we do. Paxton aspires to provide innovative products, industry-leading customer support, high-quality and efficient manufacturing, along with being one of the country’s best companies to work. We are taking full advantage of the opportunities provided by new technology to fulfil customer‘s requirements for secure, convenient and energy efficient buildings“
Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said: "Thanks to dynamic and innovative, high-growth SMEs, employment has reached new record levels with almost 240 million people in jobs. We need to continue on that path and create a favourable business environment enabling cutting edge innovators and solid manufacturing SMEs to grow and reach their full potential. Stock exchanges, such as London Stock Exchange Group, are an essential part of our Capital Markets Union, helping those with ideas to meet their financers."
Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc, said: “The economic potential of Europe’s fastest growing companies is clear in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’. The report shows high-growth SMEs are the innovators, job creators and drivers of economic growth. They have the potential to transform the European economy and give the next generation of young people the future they deserve.
“So, it is vital that we give these companies, and companies like them, access to suitable growth finance. London Stock Exchange Group is committed to supporting the job creators of tomorrow, increasing their access to long-term patient capital to fund their continued success.”
Paxton invest significantly in the training and education of their customers and are proud to offer free training to all their installers globally, to ensure its products are sold and installed with confidence. So far, 5,692 installers have been trained globally this year.
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com