TYNESIDE technology consultancy Opencast has been named as the 21st fastest-growing technology business in the North of England.

The 2022 rankings were confirmed at the GP Bullhound 2022 Northern Tech Awards.

Opencast has now been named in the GPB Top 100 list five times in the award’s nine years – and this best-ever 21st ranking means it has climbed the list by 25 places on last year.

The Northern Tech Awards are driven by data on business growth – and Opencast’s ranking reflects a compound annual growth rate of 56%.

In 2022 Opencast has built its team to more than 350, supporting great clients like HMRC and DWP, at the same time as supporting its people through innovative career paths and donating more than £100,000 to chosen charities.

Chief executive Tom Lawson said: “We’re not growing for growth’s sake – we’re scaling to be more impactful for our clients and offer our people the chance to develop and work on projects that matter to them.

“Our growth also means we can make a more significant impact on society, both through our work and the charitable and pro bono contributions it enables.”

Opencast provides services in digital architecture, user-centred design, software, digital & technical delivery, DevOps, cloud & platform engineering, and live services support.