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Corporate - PhotoBox Group - 15 Dec 2013

PhotoBox Group joins the ranks of the UK’s Future Fifty

PhotoBox Group joins the ranks of the UK’s Future Fifty
Tech City UK scheme recognises only the most promising, high potential growth businesses

London, UK – 06 December 2013 – PhotoBox Group, Europe’s leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts through its PhotoBox, Moonpig.com, StickyGram and PaperShaker brands, is delighted to announce that it has successfully qualified to join the Future Fifty: a fast-track scheme designed to help high-growth businesses scale and reach their full potential.

Tech City UK, the organisation behind the programme, has today named the second 25 companies that are considered to be among the UK’s most promising, high potential growth businesses.  PhotoBox Group is proud to have been named as one of these companies, each of which is transforming the industries it serves through continuous innovation, amazing products and excellent service.

Commenting on the Group’s Future Fifty selection Stan Laurent, PhotoBox Group Chief Executive Officer said:

“This is great news for our company and for our entire team.  To go from being a bright idea with quiet beginnings to now being thought of as one of the UK’s fifty most promising growth companies is a huge achievement.  It says a great deal about the strength of our business model and the truly exciting power that personalised products – for which we’re famous – have in today’s consumer market. 

We’re proud that our brands are the first places many people turn to in the UK when they want to save, share and surprise loved ones with their most important memories.  That has been and will remain the key to our fast growth.  All of us look forward to working with the Future Fifty team to learn about other ways in which we can supplement our growth.”

The Future Fifty is a fast-track, concierge programme to accelerate selected companies’ progress, to create jobs and deliver significant economic impact in this country. It was launched in April by the Chancellor George Osborne and Joanna Shields, CEO of Tech City UK.

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About PhotoBox Group

The PhotoBox Group is Europe’s leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts through its flagship branded retail channels, PhotoBox, Moonpig.com, StickyGram.com and Paper-Shaker.com. From Photobooks and unique artwork to the very latest personalised apparel, gifts and greeting cards, the Group’s products enable customers across 19 countries to share memories, celebrate great moments and inject personal expression into their everyday lives. The Group has 600 employees worldwide and is backed by leading international private equity firms including Index Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Quilvest Ventures, Greenspring Associates, HarbourVest and Insight Ventures.

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For further information on PhotoBox Group
For information about our Group and how it works; about our financial performance and track record; or about our ownership structure then please get in touch via press.group@photobox.com.

For further information on Future Fifty
If you have any questions related to the Future Fifty please contact the Tech City UK press office on 020 7367 6001 or email pressoffice@techcityuk.com.