London-based Northern Commerce, Digital Echidna both amongst Canada’s top growing companies

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LONDON, ON -- Sept. 25, 2020 -- Two of London’s top technology companies have found themselves amongst Canada’s elite businesses, as Northern Commerce and Digital Echidna were both named to the Report on Business’ 2020 Canada’s Top Growing Companies list. And the future looks bright as the two independently successful companies have recently come together with Northern’s acquisition of Digital Echidna.

“We’re proud to find ourselves on this list as it truly represents the efforts of a talented and dedicated team committed to providing our customers with superlative service and value,” explained Michael DeLorenzi, President of Northern Commerce. “We’re also excited to be joined on the list by Digital Echidna and feel that the two organizations’ history of success will only grow exponentially as we come together as a team.”

Northern Commerce ranks 280th on the 2020 iteration of the Report on Business’ ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Digital Echidna is ranked 397th. Digital Echidna appeared last year on the inaugural Top Growing Companies list.

DeLorenzi said the fact that both Northern Commerce and Digital Echidna have independently earned spots on the annual list bodes well for the future as the two organizations combine. Earlier this year, Northern Commerce acquired Digital Echidna and the two companies are in the midst of the merger process.

“Both companies have proven that they can succeed independently, becoming leaders within our respective industries,” DeLorenzi added. “As we come together, our complementary skill sets and shared talent resources offer us an extremely strong foundation upon which we can continue to expand and support the ever-changing needs of our clients.”

For Digital Echidna president Andrew McClenaghan, the recognition of both companies just serves to reinforce the potential of the merged entity. 

“Both companies, historically, have been committed to doing business the right way,” he said. “We are both customer-focused organizations that prioritize quality work and elite customer satisfaction. Aligning under the Northern brand, we look forward to bringing two proven entities together and using that shared strength to not only attract larger clients, but also to amplify the message that London, Ontario is a hub for digital commerce, as evidenced by the fact that six other local companies, including JMP Solutions, Mobials, Paystone, Pulp & Press, tbk, and Waste Solutions Canada have joined us on this list.

“I believe that this recognition shows that not only is the two joined companies’ future bright, but so too is the future of the tech industry in London.”


Headquartered in London, Ontario, Northern is a full-service digital experience agency. Northern unites creativity, technology, and performance marketing to create immersive digital experiences for leading brands in their pursuit of digital transformation. 

For more information on Northern Commerce, please visit


Digital Echidna is a web design and digital agency that focuses on developing digital experiences and large-scale websites on the Drupal content management system. It has a strong presence in the educational, health, government and public sector markets.

For more information on Digital Echidna, please visit


The Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks qualifying independent Canadian companies by the percentage of their revenue growth over three years. The Report on Business is published by The Globe and Mail. 

Media Contacts

Jen Brennan
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist
Northern Commerce
[email protected]

Jay Ménard
Senior Consultant, UX Research & Content Strategy
Digital Echidna
[email protected]

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