Happy to be called a troublemaker

Future 50 WinnerWe were thrilled to find out earlier this week that PrivateFly is included in the Everline Future 50 for 2014.

This is a rundown of Britain’s most innovative companies, who are using disruptive approaches to succeed in their sectors.

Disruptive could be seen as a negative term (as I remember well from my school days) but when it comes to business, it’s a positive accolade. I have never been happier to be called a troublemaker.

The award was announced on 25th February in London, at an event hosted by comedian Sean Walsh. We were in great company.

Here’s a full list of the Everline Future 50 for 2014 and the great animation used to reveal the winners:


The judging panel, assembled by awards organiser Real Business magazine,  included professor Julian Beer, pro-vice chancellor (regional enterprise) at Plymouth University; serial technology entrepreneur Shakil Khan; Anthony Eskinazi, founder and chairman of Parkatmyhouse; Darren Westlake, CEO of CrowdCube; Cate Trotter, founder of Insider Trends; Matthew Rock, former editor of Real Business and Russell Gould, managing director of Everline.

This is a fantastic accolade for the whole PrivateFly team. It’s exciting to be recognised as a disruptive business in our sector and highlights to the wider business community that the private jet industry can stand alongside others who are using new technology to innovate.