Callcredit Celebrates a Successful First Decade

Callcredit Information Group, experts in managing consumer information, celebrates its 10th birthday today (Monday 11th October).

Callcredit has grown massively, since its inception in October 2000. Then part of Skipton Building Society, it subsequently joined with information businesses EuroDirect and GMAP Consulting in 2003, before acquiring Legatio and DecisionMetrics in 2007 and Broadsystem in 2008.

There was significant investment to get the business established , but that has paid off, with 2009 financial results alone showing a 54% jump in profits. Callcredit Information Group now has close to 700 employees spread across a number of UK locations and as far as Japan.

Last year Vitruvian Partners became the largest shareholder in Callcredit following a management buyout and have since shown a strong commitment to investing in the company.

John McAndrew, Chief Executive at Callcredit Information Group said: "I'm delighted to be celebrating what has been a very successful first ten years for Callcredit. Since 2000, the team here has helped to build up a really strong business that offers innovative credit and marketing analysis.

"Its been a tough economic climate over the past few years but we have been able to show that we offer cost-efficient and valuable solutions that can help businesses compete in these difficult times.

"We are a company very much focused on the future but it is right that we should reflect with pride on what we have achieved in ten years. We very much appreciate that we would not be in this position today had it not been for the support and faith of our staff and our customers. We will continue to invest in our people and existing technologies, but we also have the resources available to develop the company further. We are an ambitious business, hoping to build on our success to date and relish the opportunities to innovate and grow that lie ahead."