Heald are pleased to confirm they have, for the third year running, ranked in the IP100 League Table, this year being ranked 8th overall.
The IP100 Club consists of the top performing 100 companies across the UK, which in conjunction with BQ Live, Metis Partners created to recognise an exclusive network of IP-savvy companies that lead the way in promoting a culture of innovation and IP creation within the UK.
The IP100 ranking process is based upon the assessment of five IP asset classes – Brand & Reputation, Patents, Critical Databases, Software and Trade Secrets.
These areas were chosen to highlight companies which are using their IP assets to create effective barriers to entry and the competitive advantages needed for national and international expansion.
Stephen Robertson, director and founder of Metis Partners, said: “This has been a remarkable year with an ever-increasing cohort of smart, dynamic and innovative SMEs. Entrants have ranged from micro-businesses to £50 million AIM-listed companies. The profile of the IP100 rankings has grown significantly through strategic alliances with top-level partners including the London Stock Exchange Group and its ELITE programme.
Commenting on the IP100 listing, Heald’s Managing Director, Debbie Heald stated:
‘Intellectual property and innovation are the lifeblood of our business and critical to our growth strategy, so we are delighted to once again rank in the IP100. It was also great to see Heald move up two places overall this year which is a real credit to the people within the business who play a key role in ensuring we can continue to consistently create original security products that keep people and assets safe across the globe.’
To read the full report visit https://issuu.com/room501/docs/ip100_special_report_2018