2014 Deloitte Fast 50 entries open
Deloitte Fast 50 showcases NZ’s brightest business stars
Entries for the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50, the index of New Zealand’s fastest growing companies, open today and close on 25 July. The 2014 list will be revealed on 6 November.
For the 14th year, high-growth Kiwi businesses are invited to benchmark their - growth against the brightest business stars that New Zealand has to offer.
Deloitte Private Partner Bill Hale says the Fast 50 took a fresh approach last year, launching the inaugural Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth. As well as celebrating local business heroes at 5 regional events in September, we invited all winners who ranked on the index to attend a one day inspirational event at Auckland’s Villa Maria winery.
“It was quite a big leap for us to go from a traditional awards ceremony to a more unstructured full day worth of speakers, but it paid off with rave reviews from all that attended. This year’s Festival wrap party, also at Villa Maria on 6 November, will build on that success,” says Mr Hale.
New for 2014, BNZ joins the Deloitte Fast 50 as a premium partner.
“With the growth that we’ve seen in both interest and the number of entrants, it makes sense for us to bring a partner on board and BNZ are a great fit in terms of the value they can add for fast growing New Zealand businesses,” says Mr Hale.
BNZ Director Retail, Andy Symons says with BNZ’s drive to enable a higher achieving New Zealand, they are very excited to partner with the Deloitte Fast 50.
“Deloitte’s vision and focus on recognising high performance businesses in New Zealand is second to none and I’m personally looking forward to seeing the calibre of this year’s Fast 50 entrants," says Mr Symons.
Mr Hale encourages all businesses to enter the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 by filling out the simple online entry form.
“You’ve got to be in it to win it. The index only ranks businesses that choose to participate,” he says.
“The straight forward entry process only takes 10 to 15 minutes but the rewards from making the index are immeasurable. Fast 50 companies receive considerable local and national media coverage, profile within the business community, including potential investors, and a huge boost to company morale.”
For more information on the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50, including entry criteria and key dates, visit www.fast50.co.nz.