Today is a very special day for LinkedIn and our members. We’ve surpassed an important milestone – 10 million members in the UK – an achievement of which my colleagues and I are extremely excited.

Digging into the data a little, it means that 4 out of 5 British professionals are now LinkedIn members. The UK is currently LinkedIn’s third largest member market globally – exceeded only by the United States and India. We are honored to be a part of the growth and connectedness of one of the world’s most important economies.

I joined LinkedIn in 2009 and remember celebrating our three million member milestone in the UK. In less than three years, our membership has tripled. This is especially rewarding for me because it shows that professionals in the UK are finding value and relevance in LinkedIn.

At LinkedIn, our mission is simple: to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. Since the network launched almost a decade ago, LinkedIn has been a valuable place for professionals to connect, do business and exchange ideas.

As we continue along this journey, our focus remains on our members. So I’d like to personally thank every member for their continued support and for making LinkedIn a part of your professional life.