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Friday January 31 2020

Manchester-based Pimberly selected as one of 30 fastest-growing UK tech scaleups


Flying the flag for the North West in Tech Nations Upscale programme



Manchester-based Pimberly selected as one of 30 fastest-growing UK tech scaleups

Product Information Management (PIM) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform provider, Pimberly, is one of just 30 technology companies in the UK to be selected for the prestigious Tech Nation Upscale programme, designed to help the UK’s most exciting and fastest-growing technology businesses to achieve their potential. Former alumni of Tech Nation programmes include Monzo, Deliveroo, Bulb, AO and Revolut.

Pimberly is one of only two companies from the North West to be selected for the programme and is the only SaaS business from the region. Pimberly was founded in 2016 and has achieved a phenomenal 100% year on year growth. Today the company boasts a team of nearly 60 employees in Manchester city centre, and has a UK and international customer base that includes JD Sports, Monsoon Accessorize and Brightstar

Pimberly’s PIM platform acts as a central hub for all omnichannel product data, including descriptions, specifications, sizing, pricing, availability, imagery and videos for multiple brands, currencies and geographies. It helps retailers, distributors and manufacturers to seamlessly expand into new marketplaces and territories, as well as rapidly increasing time to market and the agility of their products and services.

The Tech Nation Upscale programme has been designed to help the UK’s most promising tech companies to accelerate their growth and to achieve the holy grail of scaling successfully. Within a peer-to-peer network, Upscale will provide Pimberly’s senior leadership team with coaching and support, from experts and entrepreneurs leading some of the UK’s most successful companies. Tech Nation’s team this year will include Nilan Peiris, VP of growth at Transferwise, and Aron Gelbard, CEO of Bloom and Wild, who has been through the Upscale programme himself.

Martin Balaam, CEO of Pimberly, commented, “We are incredibly excited to be included in Upscale 5.0 – and to be flying the flag for Manchester and the North West. We have come so far in the past three years, but we still have so many things to do and learn. This programme is an amazing opportunity for us, so we’d like to say a huge thanks to our talented team at Pimberly as well as to our awesome customers and investors – and of course to the Upscale judging panel for selecting us!”

Pimberly’s rapid growth follows investment from NorthEdge and NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.



"This programme is an amazing opportunity for us, so wed like to say a huge thanks to our talented team at Pimberly as well as to our awesome customers and investors"
Martin Balaam, CEO, Pimberly








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