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Lightyear soars to new heights by joining Europe's fast-growth fintech list

Published on 3 April 2023

Belfast-based market-leading procure-to-pay platform Lightyear, has rocketed into the top fastest growing fintech companies in Europe in this year's Financial Times FT 1000.

Lightyear - which also has offices in Sydney - is revolutionising the way businesses handle their purchasing and accounts payable processes.

Lightyear's journey started with the development of one of the industries longest standing and most trusted AP software, Invitbox, which was developed by brothers Chris and Roger Gregg in 2009 predominately for the hospitality industry.

The latest accolade (it was 267 in the list) comes after Lightyear made its debut in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as the fastest-growing technology company in Northern Ireland and collected a multitude of awards from Gartner, including frontrunners in accounts payable, best customer support and advice.

And Lightyear added even more gloss to its 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, who is the company's chief executive.

He said: “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.”

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