About Lawrence

Lawrence founded UKFast in 1999 when he was setting up an online business. The poor service he received from the hosting industry prompted him to move into the market with a view to placing customer service and innovation at the forefront of his business.

Originally VerdeGreen(UK), Dave Fitton became a client of UKFast when the hosting company was in its formative years and both entrepreneurs have been able to watch each other’s business flourish.

The relationship however goes back further than this. Before launching UKFast, Lawrence worked in the entertainments industry. Throughout the 90s, he ran his own musician’s agency and events organising company MDC. Working with suppliers across the North West, he regularly called upon Verde to provide flowers and horticultural displays for events in all kinds of locations.

Selling MDC to Granada in 1997, Lawrence joined the media giant as Director of Corporate Hospitality and worked to amalgamate the two businesses for one year before branching out and looking for new challenges.

UKFast became the new challenge and twelve years on his ‘start up’ business has grown to a £12m turnover. He now employs 120 people and has won a number of national awards, including UK IT Employer of the Year 2010 and 6 ISPA awards for hosting. Lawrence has also picked up a number of personal accolades including an IOD Young Director of the Year award and EN Magazine’s Technical Entrepreneur of the Year, while UKFast has also won a prestigious MEN Business of the Year award.

His entrepreneurial spirit has maintained his interest in diverse opportunities and when Dave Fitton approached him in 2010 to join forces there was never a doubt in his mind that they could take VerdeGreen(UK) to new heights together.


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