Deloitte’s Flagship Fast 50 Awards programme is launching the Green15, a new award for the UK’s leading GreenTech (Cleantech) companies. This runs alongside the existing national and global Fast 50 programme.
The Fast 50 Awards give the UK’s grown up high growth technology companies recognition on a national and global stage and celebrate businesses that have shown revenue growth over a five year period. The Green 15 aims to give special recognition to an emerging sector where the UK has a capacity to excel on a global basis.
Many of the UK’s most respected technology companies have Fast 50 awards in their reception areas or boardrooms, although there are also significant profiling benefits. To quote the Fast 50 website:
“The press have rewarded Fast 50 winners with positive media exposure and have become increasingly interested in Fast 50 winners, related trends and overall statistics. Past years’ competitions have generated over 1,000 print articles and 25 TV and radio slots. Just a few of the interested parties include: The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Herald, Liverpool Daily Post, Bristol Evening Post, Western Daily Press, Business in Wales, South Wales Argus, Western Mail, South Wales Evening Post, Gloucestershire Echo, Reuters, BBC, Bath Chronicle, Web TV, Computing, and IT Week”.
Entries are judged on a regional, national, continental and then global basis making this the world’s largest objectively judged business awards competitions. Winners are decided on basis of percentage increase in audited increase in revenue over time although no revenue numbers are disclosed publicly. Despite the downturn, there are over 35% more entries at this point in the competiton compared to last year.
Time will tell whether this year’s winner will match the 28,558% growth over 5 years of Thunderhead Software.
Last year’s Top Ten UK winners. Companies in the top ten were drawn from the software, hardware, service & healthcare sectors:
|Year||Rank & company name||Sector||Growth|
|2008||1||Thunderhead Limited||Software vendor||28,558%|
|2008||2||Ubisense||Real-time location systems||15,324%|
|2008||4||OB10||B2B invoicing network||3,488%|
|2008||5||Bigmouthmedia Ltd||Digital marketing agency||3,357%|
|2008||6||TH_NK Ltd||Digital agency||3,137%|
|2008||7||Broadbean Technology||Advertising distribution services||2,882%|
|2008||8||Content and Code Ltd||Software||2,855%|
|2008||9||Nexus Oncology Limited||Clinical research||2,614%|
|2008||10||RapidSwitch Ltd||Internet hosting||2,437|
More about previous winners here.
More about the awards here.
The entry form here.
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