Datum wins prestigious Megabuyte award - the ultimate quality benchmark for UK technology companies

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Farnborough, UK 20 March 2023

Datum Datacentres has won the prestigious Megabuyte ‘Best Performing Company – IT Managed Services’ Emerging Stars award at this year’s Megabuyte100 awards. This was Datum’s third nomination for a Megabuyte award, and the company’s first win.

About the Megabuyte awards

The Megabuyte Emerging Stars awards are part of the Megabuyte100 award series, which collectively celebrates the 100 best performing technology companies in the UK. The Emerging Stars awards recognise the 25 best-performing, scale-up technology companies within the Megabuyte100 winning company universe.

Companies’ performance is determined by their Megabuyte Scorecard rating – a proprietary, and wholly independent benchmarking methodology that assesses companies’ performance against five key financial KPIs.

The rigour of the Megabuyte Scorecard methodology, combined with a specific focus on technology companies, have made Megabuyte’s award series the most influential and authoritative awards in the UK technology sector.

Datum’s win this time around sees its ranking increase to fourth out of 25 in Megabuyte’s list of the UK’s 25 best-performing scale-up technology companies. Previous nominations in 2020 (‘Best Performing Company – Data Centre & Hosting Services’) and 2022 (‘Best Performing Company – IT Managed Services’) saw final rankings of seventeenth and eighth respectively.

Datum was acquired by UBS Asset Management in 2021, giving the company the financial backing to embark on its regional expansion strategy. This led to Datum’s acquisition of Manchester-based colocation facility Teledata in September 2022, creating the Datum Group with colocation facilities in the two most economically active regions of the UK.

It is a real honour to feature in the top five in such an impressive line-up, and to finally secure a win in these prestigious awards. Developments have been happening apace at Datum since 2021, and this award is testament to our growth and prominence within the data centre sector.

Dominic Phillips, CEO of Datum

About Datum Datacentres

Datum Datacentres provides enterprise grade colocation through its network of sustainable, carrier neutral data centres. A platform for digital transformation, the firm works with its ecosystem of partners to provide solutions that support long-term business growth whilst helping clients to achieve their ESG goals. Backed by UBS Asset Management, Datum acquired Manchester data centre provider, Teledata, in 2022. The Datum Group’s data centre portfolio consists of two built and operational data centres (FRN1 in Farnborough and MCR1 in Manchester) with two further facilities in the pipeline (FRN2 and MCR2). The firm’s secure and resilient facilities are trusted by an impressive and growing client list of organisations from the private and public sectors, serving vertical markets from finance and insurance through IT security services, defence, and engineering, and including companies from the FTSE 250 and Fortune 500.

About Megabuyte

Megabuyte analyses the financial and corporate strategy of early stage, scale-up and mid-market companies in the UK tech and digital sectors, providing data, insights and expert analyst opinion on individual companies, their peer groups and broader sector trends. The proprietary nature of their content, unavailable through other data or information providers, its independence, and its focus on actionable insights have made Megabuyte an indispensable resource for over 3,000 of the sector’s leading CxOs, investors and advisers.


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Anna Nicholls
Datum Group Marketing Manager
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