As if landing a place on the Leeds Tech Climbers list wasn’t testament enough to our success, Vapour has also been identified as one of the region’s most forward-thinking companies in regards to digital innovation, transformation, and resilience.

Now in its third year of celebration, the Digital Enterprise Top 100 campaign seeks to encourage firms to embrace technology, develop their digital capabilities, and build more resilient infrastructure through the profiling of some of the industry’s trailblazers.

Since day one, Vapour has strived to engineer game-changing cloud technologies, and is always one step ahead to make sure we not only act as a real enabler of our own digital transformation success, but our customers’ too – whether that’s supercharging our toolkit with state-of-the-art Microsoft and SD-WAN solutions, or piloting an innovation forum with resounding success and getting the ball rolling on our net zero strategy. Of course, there’s plenty in the pipeline, too.

But it’s also our people that make a real difference, because just as much as our tech is exciting, the problem solving passion and technical experience across the breadth of our team is what truly drives digital innovation, transformation, and resilience.

In honouring the news to the Vapour collective, CEO Tim Mercer commented: “Quick wins don’t build relationships, so as a company we stay focused on our clients’ long game, and encourage our colleagues to do the same.

“They have been appointed because they are technically brilliant in their own field – whether that’s engineering, operations or sales. So, we give them the freedom to use their intelligence and apply ideas that deliver solutions beyond the obvious. They’re refreshingly tech-agnostic, and each ask the right questions to deliver the sharpest solutions to our customers – even if that means challenging the status quo in the process.”

Head of transformation and operations, Carol McGrotty, added: “We know we can use our tech to liberate businesses. But it’s often the people behind a project who act as a catalyst for change.

“Preparing well, involving employees at all levels in decision-making, and putting the customer at the forefront of ambitions doesn’t only preserve the longevity of digital transformation success, but upholds a sense of authenticity too.”

We couldn’t be prouder to have made the cut, and are delighted to mark the celebratory event on 16 June at Headrow House in Leeds amongst fellow delegates.

Published in collaboration with BusinessCloud and Active Profile, Leeds Tech Climbers seeks to showcase the top performing, IP-rich, product-led technology disruptors in the region.

With 40 companies from across the district entering for a chance to see their name on the tally, only half managed to secure recognition for their impact, innovation, and investment. Amongst that group, Vapour continues to trailblaze in the industry.

The 20-strong cohort was unveiled during a prestigious expo at Nexus Leeds on 5 April, with our business development manager Mark Taylor in attendance to celebrate the news.

Speaking on making the list, Mark commented: “It is an absolute privilege for Vapour to be recognised through this industry-leading initiative. We’ve witnessed a remarkable amount of evolution as a business in recent years – with a huge investment in our cloud solutions – and our growth potential is now very significant.

“We work hard to attract and attain the best talent when it comes to partnerships, and we’re extremely proud of the solutions that go into our toolkit. We’re hyper-focused on unleashing flexibility, unlocking growth, and driving change for our customers.

“But we’re as known for our team as we are our technology – because innovation starts with people. By breaking down the jargon that mists the industry and getting under the skin of our customers, we can deliver strategic, seamless, straight-talking support that is central to our ethos.”

We’re thrilled to have landed a place on the list – not least in a region that is thriving as a burgeoning ecosystem of cutting-edge business.

Watch the space!

Catch the official list of Leeds City Region Tech Climbers 2022.

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