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CentralNic Group Identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020 Report

  • CentralNic recognised in the seventh edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report
  • Report identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK
  • CentralNic continues its upward trajectory through organic growth and transformative acquisitions

LONDON, 3 November 2020 – CentralNic Group PLC (AIM: CNIC), the fastest-growing company in the domain name industry, with over 45 million domains using its platforms, is pleased to announce that it has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020. The report recognises the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)*, highlighting the regional and sector diversity of the UK’s SMEs and the entrepreneurial spirit shown by these companies.

To be featured in the report, businesses had to demonstrate strong revenue growth over the last three years and outperform their sector peers, creating a unique list of the UK’s most innovative SMEs. Further details on the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report and methodology can be found online at

Centralnic Group CEO Ben Crawford said: “We are honored to be named one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group. I want to congratulate CentralNic’s innovative and talented team, which has been driving astounding growth across all our business divisions, for this well-deserved recognition of their accomplishments.

“We are not resting on our laurels,  and we are working hard towards achieving new heights, which is demonstrated by the fact that in the first half of 2020 CentralNic’s revenue exceeded our full-year performance in 2019. We are proud that CentralNic is showing record growth despite the pandemic that the world is facing this year.

“Furthermore, we consider it our mission to help others succeed by building the best software and services and empowering people worldwide to launch their own online projects and realise their aspirations. Our dream is to help create a universally inclusive internet that improves global prosperity, equality, and sustainability.”

David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group:

“This report highlights the vital role of SMEs in driving economic growth, leading innovation and providing jobs across the UK. In this challenging year for businesses, it is more important than ever to shine a light on these stories of resilience and entrepreneurship. The success of UK SMEs is crucial as we rebuild a post-COVID-19 economy, and the London Stock Exchange Group is committed to helping growth companies achieve their potential.”

The Rt Hon John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury:

“SMEs are the engine room of our economy. They have risen to the immense challenges of this year with resilience and ingenuity, and we are proud to support them with one of the most generous and comprehensive packages for businesses anywhere in the world. It is more important than ever that we champion the companies in this year’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report and many others like them – they are creating jobs, spurring on our economic recovery, and building the industries of the future.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at

About CentralNic Group PLC

CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) is a London-based AIM-listed company that drives the growth of the global digital economy by developing and managing software platforms allowing businesses globally to buy subscriptions to domain names, used for their own websites and email, as well as for protecting their brands online. Its core growth strategy is identifying and acquiring cash-generative businesses in its industry with annuity revenue streams and exposure to growth markets and migrating them onto the CentralNic software and operating platforms.

CentralNic operates globally with customers in almost every country in the world.  It earns recurring revenues from the worldwide sales of internet domain names and other services on an annual subscription basis.

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* Company data as of December 2019 is included in this report

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