A BASING View-based tech firm has placed third in an influential rundown of businesses.

CensorNet has been ranked third in the 18th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 which ranks Britain’s top 100 private tech, media and technology (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years.

CensorNet has been headquartered in Basing View since 2014.

The cyber security company helps protect organisations from a range of threats including from email, the web, and the rise of cloud applications and allows them to see, control and protect all internet activity and the use of cloud applications across all devices and locations

The company has seen impressive growth across multiple sectors including manufacturing, technology and law, leading to a 210 percent increase in sales over the last three years.

Ed Macnair, chief executive officer of CensorNet, said: “We’re very proud to be featured on this list.

"We have built CensorNet up from the ground in Basingstoke and this is clear evidence of our success and a huge accolade for the whole company and recognition of their hard work.

"Over the last three years we have really ramped up our sales and marketing and this is shown in us seeing 210 percent growth in sales.

"Over the coming months we’re going to be expanding further, adding more local talent in our Basingstoke offices, as well as expanding further into North America and Asia Pacific.

"I am looking forward to continuing on a sharp growth trajectory and cementing our position as one of the most successful businesses Basingstoke has seen.”

Mr Macnair previously led, founded and exited two previous cyber security businesses, both of which were also based in Basingstoke - Marshal and Saas ID.

CensorNet currently employs 30 people in its Basingstoke headquarters and it plans to employ at least another 10 in the coming months.

An awards dinner will be held on Tuesday, 6 November in London to celebrate all 100 companies placed in this year’s ranking.

This year’s Tech Track 100 companies achieved average sales growth over three years of 101 percent a year to a combined total of £3.3bn.