TestPlant CEO, George Mackintosh, receives the Queen’s Award trophy from the Lord Mayor of London
Software firm recognised for stellar international growth since 2008
London, UK – April 21, 2013 – TestPlant, the automated software testing company, today announced it has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category – the UK’s most prestigious award that recognises outstanding achievement in overseas sales.
Headquartered in London, TestPlant is an international software company with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. The largest European company focussed exclusively on software testing solutions, TestPlant is best known for developing the industry-leading test automation tool, eggPlant.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses in the UK. The International Trade category recognises companies that have demonstrated outstanding growth in overseas earnings and commercial success.
Over the past four years, TestPlant has achieved a compound annual growth rate of 70%, driven by rapid uptake of eggPlant in over 30 countries worldwide, covering Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North and South America.
Predominantly used by large enterprises, eggPlant is today being used by some of the largest makers and users of software around the world, including partnerships with companies including IBM, Cognizant and Tata Consultancy Services.
The testing of software during development and then constantly when in operation is vital in business critical applications such as on-line mobile banking. eggPlant can be used in mainframe, desktop and mobile environments, and also in cloud deployments. The eggPlant range handles functional, load and performance testing.
“We are thrilled and honoured to have won a Queen’s Award,” said TestPlant CEO, George Mackintosh. “It recognises the hard work of every single person in this company in building relationships with our technology users all around the world. Our success is based also on the ingenuity, simplicity and the business effectiveness of eggPlant.”.
TestPlant is an international software business and leader in the test automation solutions market. The company is headquartered in London with operations in North America and Asia. eggPlant has a user base in leading telecommunications, pharmaceutical, automotive, defence and security and financial services businesses. The technology is patented and eggPlant can be integrated into all major application lifecycle management systems, most notably with IBM Rational. TestPlant’s high growth and innovation has been recognised by the venture capital community, the UK government and by Red Herring when listed as a Global Top 100 company in 2012. TestPlant was founded by CEO George Mackintosh and Chairman Jon Richards in 2008 and is backed by Seraphim Capital.
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