SCi Games, one of the UK's leading publishers of computer games, today announced that it has been listed amongst the fastest growing European companies included in the 2004 Europe's 500. SCi Games ranked at 207 in the annual listing endorsed by 3i, Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers and published by Europe's Entrepreneurs for Growth.
The Europe's 500 listing identifies rapidly growing European companies for their employment creation and rapid growth. This year's five hundred dynamic, entrepreneurial-driven companies who qualified have managed to sustain growth since the year 2000.
Europe's 500 shows that growth is not industry specific but is driven by talented, innovative, risk-taking entrepreneurs. The highest number of champions of growth in the 2004 Europe's 500 is found within manufacturing (industrial goods) and industrial services sector, 30% of the five hundred companies, followed by IT services (15%) and management services (10%).
"Given the economic environment of the last few years, SCi's continued growth is a real achievement. Europe needs to stimulate employment through more fast growing companies like SCi Games; we believe that these champions of growth should be recognised as role models," said Philippe Leonard of Europe's 500.
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About SCi Entertainment Group Plc
SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) is one of the UK's leading publishers of computer video games, with a unique strategy, a valuable portfolio of intellectual property and a track record of chart success with titles such as Conflict: Vietnam, Conflict: Desert Storm I & II, The Italian Job and The Great Escape. SCi's future titles include the game of the forthcoming movie Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz, Battlestations: Midway and Reservoir Dogs. www.sci.co.uk
About Europe's 500
Europe's 500 was first published in 1996 as an initiative of the association also called Europe's 500 (now know as Europe's Entrepreneurs for Growth) and has been published on an annual basis ever since. During this time, more than 3.000 of Europe's high growth companies have received the accolade of being one of Europe's 500 champions of growth.
The listing is intended to focus attention on entrepreneurial achievement and fast-growth European companies. Its focus on job creation and growth in medium sized enterprises is unique and distinguishes it from other business rankings.
Full information and the complete 2004 Europe's 500 Listing at: www.europes500.com