Even in the recession UK technology companies keep growing – data

We’ve been working on Deloitte’s Fast 50 competition over the summer which tracks the revenue growth of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies over a five year period. (We are officially crazy people).

We thought many companies would be reluctant to enter this year – every time I open the paper I hear the economy has collapsed. It can’t have escaped the attention of other entrepreneurs in the UK.

Some were, but as we go through this year’s crop of Fast 50 entrants we were astonished. I am not going to spoil the surprise here (and we have been sworn to secrecy about the Fast 50) but it seems some companies have been doing extraordinarily well.

In fact, if we compare 2009 with 2008 across the top 150 entries, less than half the 2008 entrants would make it into the top 150.

Robert Peston no thanks

Good to hear that not everyone has been listening to Robert Peston for the last year.