Xalient Named Among Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies by Financial Times & Statista

Xalient, a leading UK-based network transformation company specializing in software-defined networking, cloud security, and unified communications, has been named one of Europe’s 1000 fastest-growing companies by the Financial Times and Statista. Xalient ranks at 336 and is 38th among the listed UK companies, appearing in the IT and Software category where 176 companies are listed.

This marks Xalient’s second consecutive entry into the FT 1000 list, having ranked at 365 last year. The company has moved up 29 places this year, reflecting its exponential growth in the UK and US. Only 219 companies in the FT1000 have ever received rankings in two consecutive years.

Sherry Vaswani, Xalient’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “It is fantastic that Xalient has been recognised for the second consecutive year as one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies and named on this prestigious list. We pride ourselves on providing an alternative secure network transformation model to the norm, helping our customers benefit from cloud technologies, with newly transformed networks that are agile, secure, high-performing, and fit for the future.”

Xalient has also recently bolstered its leadership team with two key appointments, demonstrating the company’s commitment to driving growth and strengthening its global brand. Earlier in the month, Xalient secured ISO 20000 Certification in IT Service Management.

View the full list here: FT 1000: the sixth annual list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies | Financial Times

Xalient, a rapidly growing, global specialist in networking and cybersecurity services, announced today that it was ranked 40th in the prestigious Sunday Times Hundred list for 2022, which recognises Britain’s fastest-growing private companies.

In producing the rankings, the Sunday Times aimed to identify independent companies with sustained growth, that are profitable, have been creating jobs, and that show every sign of continuing to grow. You can view the full list here.

The list order and placement was numerically-driven, with companies listed in order of their compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in sales over the last two financial years.

Xalient also ranked in the top ten of women-founded businesses, where the challenges facing female founders in securing scale-up funding was highlighted.

Xalient CEO and Founder, Sherry Vaswani, said: “We’re very proud to be featured by the Sunday Times in this prestigious list. It’s been a whirlwind journey since founding Xalient, and these last couple of years in particular, we’ve achieved outstanding success and growth, at a time of widespread uncertainty and unique challenges. I’m also proud to see us represent tech companies and women-led companies, both of which form small segments within the list, and the latter an area I’m very passionate about championing.”

This recognition continues a hot streak of accolades for Xalient, having only last week been named in the FEBE Growth 100, as well as being listed in the 2022 Financial Times’ FT EUROPE 1,000 and Dun and Bradstreet’s inaugural 2021 D&B 50.

Xalient, a rapidly growing, global specialist in networking and cybersecurity proudly announced today that it has ranked in 19th place in the inaugural FEBE Growth 100 list, which champion’s Britain’s fastest-growing, founder-led private companies, celebrating true entrepreneurship, with some of the UK’s most impressive founders, inspiring the next generation of business leaders amidst a backdrop of cliché corporate awards.

The FEBE Growth 100, co-founded by Charlotte Quince and John Maffioli, was born out of a desire to reinstate the true meaning of entrepreneurship, by focusing on the founders behind incredible businesses, as well as a frustration with current corporate business awards and lists, which they consider in need of a shake-up. The duo’s aim to reinvigorate the award scene with authenticity and dynamism has culminated in a definitive list which celebrates the incredible achievements of some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs.

Following the COVID pandemic which posed unprecedented economic and emotional challenges for founders across the country, the FEBE Growth 100 recognises and celebrates 100 of the UK’s founders who have led, and continue to drive their businesses, to deliver significant sales revenue and consistent profit.

FEBE Growth 100 businesses must be UK registered, independent, unquoted, and an ultimate parent company, meeting the following criteria:

  • Sales between £3m and £200m
  • Trading for at least three years
  • An operating profit in the latest financial year
  • Founder(s) must still be involved

The ultimate ranking of 100 was data-driven, with companies ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in sales over the last two financial years. Businesses were initially selected by either nominating themselves or through organisations contacting them directly, as well as by accessing publicly available financial information. The full ranking can be viewed at www.febe.com.

Commenting on the launch of the FEBE Growth 100, founder Charlotte Quince said: “Our vision is to create something unlike anything else out there. We are building the greatest entrepreneurial celebration on Earth and a club that everyone wants to be part of and the Growth 100 is an integral part of that. So many people think that business founders just ‘get lucky’ or think of an idea one day and are successful the next. But we know that the journey to success is anything but smooth. The Growth 100 will celebrate those who have embraced the entrepreneurial roller coaster and who are now thriving as some of the fastest growing brands in the country.”

Xalient CEO and Founder, Sherry Vaswani, who has already been named as one of 10 Most Impactful Women in Technology 2021 by Analytics Insight, comments: “We are extremely proud to be recognised by FEBE.When I started the business six years ago, having spotted a gap in the networking technology space, I didn’t expect the company to accelerate so quickly and to have global brands and household names such as Kellogg’s, Keurig Dr Pepper and WPP among our customers. This has been a real team journey and we wouldn’t be in this position today, if it wasn’t for our people – and of course our wonderful customers – thank you.”

This accolade also comes on the back of recent recognition by Dun & Bradstreet who named Xalient the sixth-fastest-growing Technology Company in the UK and serves as further evidence that Xalient continues to accelerate at pace.


About the FEBE Growth 100

The Growth 100 annual list shines a light on the finest and fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the country, where the founder or founders are still involved. The Growth 100 list is being launched by FEBE, the club built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, which celebrates the greatest entrepreneurs in Britain. 

For more information, visit www.febe.com

We are excited to announce that Xalient has won the Megabuyte50 Award for the Best Performing Company – Telecoms Services category !

Megabuyte is the leading source of independent data and insights on UK technology and tech-enabled businesses, and the Megabuyte50 awards identify the UK’s 50 best performing, privately-owned technology companies. Committing to delivering excellence is one of our core values, and to be recognised as a top performer in our industry is testament to the amazing team here at Xalient.

L-R Ian Spence from Megabuyte, Sherry Vaswani and Mark Cooke, Group Chief Operating Officers at Xalient.

Sherry Vaswani, CEO at Xalient, said:

“Naturally we’re thrilled to win this prestigious award. We’re proud that our expertise spans a range of digital transformation services and technologies – from telecoms through to software-defined networking and cybersecurity solutions. This recognition evidences our commitment to delivering excellence in what we do and challenges we’ve helped our clients overcome.

The full list of Megabuyte50 winning companies can be found here.


Xalient was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year 2021 category in The 18th Annual International Business Awards® today.

Xalient was recognised for its vision, commitment to excellence and recent innovations, including MARTINA, a networking monitoring tool that utilised AI & ML to simplify monitoring complex global networks.

Mark Cooke, COO at Xalient, said “We’re really proud to have won this award for innovation. Committing to delivering excellence is one of our core values and part of that is challenging ourselves to constantly innovate and think outside the box. We’ve made significant investments into innovations in recent years, which are now delivering great value to our customers around the world. This award is testament to the hard work the team has put in to date and will continue to do going forward.”

In their feedback on Xalient’s entry, the judges acknowledged:

“Xalient is a winning combination of flawless delivery and continuous innovation.”

“Congratulations on an outstanding example of innovation! Creating the spirit of creativity among all employees is an amazing value to share. Combining security and IT networking, different types of tech like the light beam and having the revenue and testimonials to prove it is an incredible achievement and shows the belief throughout the organisation.”

“I applaud Xalient for their partnership with [Bradford] University…as AI will not be solved by one customer, one solution, one market or one approach. Bringing together others provides the foundation and platform for a much deeper understanding of the problems, issues, needs and opportunities for AI.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August.

“What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.  “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience.  We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our 8 December virtual awards ceremony.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About Xalient

Xalient is an award-winning network transformation company providing consulting, deployment and managed services to large, complex enterprises. Established in 2015 as a challenger to traditional service providers, it specialises in new cloud networking, security, and communications technologies. Xalient’s highly responsive, differentiated approach has led to established global brands trusting Xalient to manage their secure global networks. Xalient has offices in the UK, USA and Europe, and now delivers services to almost 100 countries globally. In 2021 Xalient was named D&B’s 6th fastest growing UK tech company.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honouring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Xalient Founder and CEO Sherry Vaswani has been named as a Global Influencer in Security by IFSEC.

Sherry said “I’m delighted to receive this recognition as it’s testament to the great work Xalient has to date. In establishing Xalient, I sought to build an independent global network transformation services business with a core belief that, for any successful transformation, cybersecurity must be built in from the start. This combined value proposition of cybersecurity plus SD-WAN has helped build a client portfolio of global brands and continues to drive our growth and success in all aspects of networking and cloud security.”

Chosen based on nominations judged by a panel of highly respected judges, with nominees being submitted from across the globe,  Sherry has been recognised within the ‘Security: Manufacturers/Vendors/Integrators/Installers’ category.

In selecting those to recognise, IFSEC defined ‘influence’ in the following ways:

  • Someone who has played a key role in driving technological innovation
  • Someone who has been a driving force in changing regulationstandards/guidance or best practice
  • Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues
  • Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organisation or business they lead or are employed by
  • Someone who has helped to raise the industry’s profile or been an influential voice in the national media

The nominations were then judged based on the persuasiveness of the nomination, their research into the nominee and their own knowledge of the nominee’s contributions to their field.


We’re delighted to announce that Xalient has been named as a winner in The 2021 EMEA Inspiring Workplaces Awards for Inspiring Culture.

The Inspiring Workplace Awards (formerly Employee Engagement Awards) recognises great places to work and the roles within them. They exist to shine the spotlight on Inspirers who strive to deliver a better experience for their colleagues and a competitive advantage to their organization.

The Inspiring culture category recognises companies that have created an inspiring culture that has brought staff together, improved their experience and the company’s performance as a result.

Speaking of the win, Sherry Vaswani, Group Chief Executive Officer said: “We’re so excited to be named as a winner and recognised for our culture in these awards. It’s certainly fair to say that for us, as well as everyone else, this past year has not been without its challenges. We have continued to prioritise investing time and effort into a culture that everyone here at Xalient buys into. This has without a doubt been instrumental in what has been our most successful year to date, and in helping us overcome the challenges COVID-19 has presented.”

Global network services provider Xalient is proud to have been named Specialist Vendor of the Year at the 2020 UK IT Industry Awards. 


The UK IT Industry Awards are the largest and most well-known event in the technology industry calendar, hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing magazine. The awards celebrate organisational and individual excellence, recognising those who are inspiring the next generation of IT professionals and helping to shape the future of IT, technology and digital society.


Xalient beat stiff competition to take home the Specialist Vendor of the Year award, which recognises excellence in the provision of IT systems by a specialist supplier that has achieved significant business success in the past 12 months.


Over the past 12 months, Xalient has demonstrated a solid platform for future growth, acquiring large global clients, processes, a sound financial footing, an innovative portfolio and growing market reputation. This has seen a significant rise in both brand awareness and demand for Xalient’s solutions and services, sparking new conversations and bolstering revenues. 


Speaking of the award win, Sherry Vaswani, CEO at Xalient commented:


“Naturally we’re thrilled to have received this award. Xalient has enjoyed a strong year in 2020, so to be recognised as the industry’s best Specialist Vendor is a huge honour. These awards showcase some of the most inspiring and best in our industry, and to be recognised at the highest national level is a great achievement for the team. 


Xalient was built on a foundation of specialising in new, disruptive network technologies and services to help organisations transform and secure their networks – something that has become ever more important in these challenging times. This award gives us the confidence going into 2021 that we’re heading in the right direction, as we continue to strive to deliver more and more ambitious network transformation projects for our customers.”


The winners of the UK IT Industry Awards were announced November 11, in a virtual awards ceremony. The Awards comprised 31 categories, recognising the IT industries top companies and leaders for their outstanding efforts at a time when IT and digital services are playing a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic. A complete list of all the UK IT Awards winners can be found here.


About Xalient

Xalient is a disruptive network transformation company that specialises in software-defined networking, cloud security and unified communications, providing an innovative and independent alternative to traditional service providers. Our services are provided to large and global enterprises through a range of consulting and managed services, delivered from our offices in the UK and USA.


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For more information contact:

Phil Davies, Marketing Manager at Xalient. Email: phil.davies@xalient.com