Pentest People, the Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) and cybersecurity experts has been included in the first UK Fast Growth 50 Index for the North of England. Ranked 27, this recognition showcases Pentest People’s outstanding growth and business success in the region.

The list highlights the remarkable achievements of fifty growth-focused firms, collectively generating £1 billion in turnover in 2022 and employing over 10,000 individuals. Each company on the list has been recognised for its ability to accelerate growth, contributing an astounding £706 million in turnover between 2020 and 2022, with an average growth rate of 199 per cent.

In addition to expanding their businesses, each company on the list has played a pivotal role in boosting the regional economy, creating 4,789 new jobs in just two years, underscoring their resilience, especially in the challenging landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In July 2023, Pentest People achieved the accolade of securing 87th position in The Sunday Times 100 list of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies. This recognition also underscores the company’s remarkable achievements, particularly in the face of challenging economic conditions in the UK. Notably, Pentest People demonstrated an impressive annual sales growth rate of 55.42% over three years, culminating in a substantial revenue of £7.2 million.


“As the sole cybersecurity firm featured in the UK Fast Growth 50 Index for the North of England, we take immense pride in spearheading the advancement and growth of the cyber community within the region,” comments Anthony Harvey, Co-Founder of Pentest People. “The Pentest People team has demonstrated exceptional dedication, with each member contributing significantly to the rapid growth and success of our company, ultimately ensuring the safety of our valued clients.”

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, Founder Fast Growth 50 said: “The UK Fast Growth 50 Index demonstrates that a small number of fast growth firms make a substantial contribution to the UK’s economic landscape, providing real examples of how innovation, enterprise and sheer hard work can make a real difference in all sectors from construction to financial services to technology. Their incredible growth during difficult times shows that through generating wealth and jobs in their local communities, entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of regional and national prosperity. Most important of all, their success stories demonstrate the impact of ambition and adaptability, providing a blueprint for sustainable growth that will hopefully inspire others to follow a similar journey.”

Since 2018, Pentest People has worked tirelessly to assist organisations in assessing the security of their IT landscapes. Specialising in the deployment of Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS), the company empowers organisations to swiftly pinpoint and address vulnerabilities, thereby narrowing the window of potential risk for IT teams. Through a combination of conventional penetration testing and managed scanning via SecurePortal, Pentest People offers an around-the-clock sentinel, providing businesses with a proactive advantage in thwarting potential threats. Leveraging SecurePortal, organisations can proactively identify and rectify vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.