The Deloitte Technology Fast 50, now in its 13th year in Ireland, is an awards programme honouring business growth, technological innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. The programme ranks the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Ireland based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period.
The winners of the 2012 Fast 50 Awards was announced at our Gala Awards ceremony on 16 November in the Guinness Storehouse.
Ezetop, (www.ezetop.com) the company which enables people living or working abroad to instantly top up mobile phones of friends and family back home, has achieved top spot in this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. Ezetop experienced phenomenal growth in turnover of 6986%.
Pictured (from l-r) are: Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte, Chris Horn, co-founder and former CEO, Iona Technologies, Mark Roden, Chairman, Ezetop and Richard Howard, Partner, Deloitte
EZETOP, the top ranking company in 2012, experienced phenomenal growth in turnover of 6986%.
Commenting at the awards ceremony, Richard Howard, Deloitte TMT partner said: “Each year, we are considerably enthused by the resilience and tenacity of the indigenous technology sector as they demonstrate high levels of growth amidst challenging economic times. One of the key drivers of this growth has been their ability to capitalise on international markets. Many Irish companies now have an increased focus on international expansion as a way to drive sustainable growth. The indigenous technology sector has been a trailblazer in this regard – some of our most successful technology companies have long been internationalising their IP and reaping the rewards. It’s encouraging to observe that so many of our Fast 50 winning companies are seeking to exploit both local and global markets to their best advantage.”
During the night there was recognition made to the fantastic achievements of the 3 winners who have been ranked in the Fast 50 every year of the 13 years the Fast 50 has been running. The companies recognised were:
The ‘Rising Star’Awards are awarded to companies too young to qualify for the Fast 50 Awards but showing promise to be Fast 50 recipients of the Future.
The 2 rising stars for 2012 were awarded to Republic of Ireland Company, Feed Henry Ltd. and to Northern Ireland company Sixteen South.
If you have any questions on the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards Programme, please email Patricia O'Sullivan or call her on +353 (1) 407 4817; alternatively you can email Gill Mewha or call her on +44 (0) 28 9053 1186.