In November 2017, we received two joyous announcements. Blue Billywig won not one, but two awards: The Main Software 50 and the FD Gazelle.
This year marks the third time that Blue Billywig is part of the Main Software 50. The list contains fifty of the most successful, indepedent Dutch software companies. The award ceremony was held on 9 November 2017 at the Harbour Club in Amsterdam.
Main Capital Partners compiles the Main 50 each year. They do this to put a spotlight on Dutch software branches, for being the driving force behind the Dutch economy. The place in the list is determined by factors such as revenue, internationalisation and profitability.
Every year the Main 50 gains more and more interest from media, businesses and investors. So, it is not surprising there was a record number of entries this year.
Martijn Garretsen, Development Director Blue Billywig, when he heard about Blue Billywig in the Main Software 50:
"Being part of the Main 50 out of so many entries makes us feel even prouder. It is a great validation of the strategy we have chosen three years ago, in order to keep growing the way we do. Every year we are more successful in deploying innovative video solutions with more and more customers, meaning we constantly remain ahead of our competitors. Our knowledge base and team of passionate video specialists continues to grow, both in the Netherlands and internationally".
There is another reason to be proud, as Blue Billywig is a FD Gazelle again this year. This is the sixth time we can call ourselves one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands.
Every year, the Dutch Financial Times awards companies with the FD Gazelle. The awards go to the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. In order to qualify for a Gazelle Award, corporations have to be financially viable. Additionally, they have to show significant growth in sales for three consecutive years. The companies competing this year achieved an average turnover of 148% for the years 2014 to 2016.