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About the Fast 50

The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards is a ranking of the fifty fastest growing technology firms in the UK.  The ranking is based on percentage growth in revenue over a five year period – the greater the growth the higher the ranking.
Eligibility criteria:

  1. The company must have been in business for a minimum of five years;
  2. The company must be considered a technology company, which is defined as:
    • producing technology
    • manufacturing technology-related products
    • be technology intensive, or use unique technology to solve problems
    • devoting a high percentage of effort to technology R&D;
  3. The parent company must be UK-owned and have its headquarters in UK or Ireland (subsidiaries of multinational organisations do not qualify);
  4. Operating revenues must be at least £34,000 (50,000 Euros) for 2003 and £540,000 (800,000 Euros) in 2007.

What do you have to do to enter?
Companies must provide:

  • details company revenues, from, and including, years 2003 to 2007
  • hard copies of company accounts for each of the following years’ end: 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; and 2007 for verification by Deloitte accountants
  • a brief company description.

These awards are part of both a national and international programme run by Deloitte. UK entrants will be put forward to the EMEA Fast 500 competition (Europe, Middle East & Africa), along with entrants from other national programmes ran by Deloitte in the EMEA region.

Advantages of being a Fast 50 winner:

  • A benchmark of success and further establishment of corporate credibility
  • Positive media coverage for the ranking companies
  • Enhances recruitment and retention efforts
  • Recognition of accomplishment on 23 October 2008 when the 2008 ranking is announced
  • Automatic entry into the EMEA Fast 500 - the opportunity to compete against the fastest growing countries in the region - and attend the awards ceremony in November
  • Access to a network of industry peers
  • A chance to develop relationships and discuss your thoughts with our leading industry professionals.
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