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NI Fintech, Lightyear, Soars to New Heights, Joining Europe's Fastest Growing Fintech Companies in Financial Times FT 1000

April 3, 2023

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Market-leading procure-to-pay platform, Lightyear, has rocketed into the Top 20 Fastest Growing Fintech companies in Europe in this year's Financial Times FT 1000. Headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland and with offices in Sydney, Australia, Lightyear is revolutionizing the way businesses handle their purchasing and accounts payable processes.

This achievement follows the success of the last 6 months, which has seen Lightyear debut in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as the fastest-growing technology company in Northern Ireland and a multitude of awards from Gartner, including FrontRunners in Accounts Payable, Best Customer Support and Advice, and Belfast Telegraph's Best Place to Work in IT awards.

Lightyear recently added even more accolades to their story at the 2023 Digital DNA awards, taking home the gold for Small Tech Company of the Year and Founder of the Year - Chris Gregg.

CEO Chris Gregg commented:

“The Lightyear team have truly outdone themselves, achieving incredible recognition for their dedication, hard work and ongoing commitment to driving product innovation for global success. I am bursting with pride to be leading such a fantastic team. A big thank you and well done to everyone who has made this possible."

“Looking towards the rest of 2023 and beyond, our sights are set on continued growth. To rank among the Top 20 fastest-growing Fintech companies in Europe is a tremendous achievement, and we are just getting started.”

To facilitate new growth, Lightyear has expanded into new state-of-the-art offices in both Belfast and Sydney, with a plan to double its headcount by December 2023 to over 100 employees as well as expand its footprint into North America.

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