Founded in 1998, by Lawrence Jones MBE and Gail Jones, Manchester-based UKFast has grown to become the UK’s largest privately-owned hosting provider. UKFast recently ventured into public cloud providing integration and support for AWS and Azure through a new division, ClearCloud. It is known for its world-class service and has five fully-owned, tier-3 data centres all ISO 27001 certified, PCI-compliant and secured to UK government IL4 standards. The business has a customer base of 5,500 UK SME clients and 200 mid-sized companies, which are served by UKFast’s 350 employees across its Manchester campus, London sales office and data centres.
The inflexion difference
Capitalising on our track record in growing technology businesses pre-IPO, we are working with UKFast to help them accelerate growth. Together we are capitalising on the shift from on-premise to hosted services, leveraging UKFast's private cloud proposition and latest public cloud solution. Our digital team are also supporting digital channel optimisation.
After spending time meeting fund managers I learned that it is incredibly important to align yourself with people who’ve got experience in areas that you don’t. When Inflexion threw their hat into the ring, there was an immediate connection. The Inflexion team have got an incredible reputation when they have invested pre-IPO. That reputation, coupled with their team, is something that gives us great confidence for the future.
CEO and Co-Founder, UKFast
UKFast has proven itself as a market leader, with its 350 strong team providing exemplary levels of customer service alongside superior technical performance. Acknowledging the industry’s increasing appetite for public cloud, UKFast’s management launched ClearCloud in 2018, thereby enhancing its offering to existing clients as well as opening the door to new ones. We look forward to working with management to support them to accelerate growth.