Deloitte Fast 50 Winners 2010

Congratulations to all the winners of the annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in the UK for 2010. We have been working on producing this list with Deloitte since May this year and it is great to see so many extraordinary companies make it onto the list this year.

This is a uniquely objective competition that measures revenue growth over a five year period (with a minimum threshold) and thus gives a pretty good indication of sustainable success. It is not perfect – Moshi Monsters for example, would not qualify to enter as they haven’t had revenue for five years. By any measure however they are extraordinarily successful.

To appear anywhere on this list however represents a significant achievement for the business and it is taken seriously by some of the most significant technology businesses in the UK – Autonomy, one of the UK’s technology behemoths ranks number 42 (Douglas Adams and Mike Lynch must be so proud). Autonomy has a revenue approaching half a billion pounds £475 million so to be featured in a growth ranking represents a significant achievement.

Other noteworthy entrants include anyone that has appeared more than once in the list. This year, particularly noteworthy entries include:

Deloitte Fast 50 Winners who have appeared in two consecutive years: 2009-2010

  • BlueGnome, C4L, Gradwell Dot Com, Greenlight Marketing, Heart Internet, Intamac Systems, Jagex, Lovefilm, Retail Eyes & Skyscanner.

Deloitte Fast 50 Winners who have appeared in three consecutive years: 2008-2010

  • O-Bit Telecom & Ubisense.

Deloitte Fast 50 Winners who have appeared in four consecutive years: 2007-2010

  • Bloxx

The Deloitte Fast 50 Winners for 2010 are:

Final ranking Company Sector Growth rate
1 Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) Software 26885%
2 DisplayLink (UK) Ltd Semiconductors, components and electronics 9041%
3 Mimecast Ltd Software 7579%
4 Translatemedia (Translations Online Ltd) Media and entertainment 5409%
5 Periscopix Internet 5147%
6 Bglobal plc GreenTech 4447%
7 Forward Internet Group Internet 4443%
8 Global Personals Ltd Internet 4391%
9 UK Grid Telecommunications / networking 3348%
10 Innovise plc Software 2124%
11 Helveta Ltd Software 2049%
12 Moneybookers Ltd Internet 1831%
13 Grove Information Systems Ltd Internet 1817%
14 Ubisense Trading Ltd Semiconductors, components and electronics 1730%
15 Latens Systems Ltd Software 1723%
16 Focus 4 U Ltd Telecommunications / networking 1700%
17 Gyron Internet Ltd Internet 1476%
18 Lovefilm UK Ltd Software 1472%
19 Bloxx Software 1262%
20 Geo Networks Telecommunications / networking 1255%
21 Fluidata Telecommunications / networking 1253%
22 Node4 Ltd Internet 1142%
23 Biome Technologies Ltd GreenTech 1132%
24 Intamac Systems Ltd Internet 1112%
25 BlueGnome Ltd Biotechnology / medical equipment 1096%
26 Heart Internet Internet 1030%
27 Greenlight Marketing Ltd Internet 1029%
28 Fjordnet Ltd Telecommunications / networking 1002%
29 Content and Code Ltd Internet 1001%
30 Skyscanner Ltd Internet 997%
31 Concentra Software 969%
32 O-bit Telecom Ltd Telecommunications / networking 956%
33 TTG (Southern) Ltd Semiconductors, components and electronics 927%
34 Markit Group Holdings Ltd Software 872%
35 Yudu Ltd Software 868%
36 Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd Telecommunications / networking 864%
37 Leaf Consultancy Telecommunications / networking 848%
38 Net Media Planet Ltd Internet 840%
39 C4L Internet 823%
40 Saffron Media Group Ltd Media and entertainment 801%
41 HostelBookers Internet 799%
42 Autonomy Corporation plc Software 796%
43 Beaming Ltd Telecommunications / networking 782%
44 Rehabstudio Hi-tech 747%
45 M247 Ltd Internet 745%
46 ClinTec International Biotechnology / medical equipment 738%
47 Export Technologies Hi-tech 703%
48 Retail Eyes (UK) Ltd Internet 701%
49 Jagex Ltd Software 689%
50 Gradwell Dot Com Ltd Telecommunications / networking 652%

Congratulations to all participants.

Next BLN event: Our next CEO Tales event will be held on Thursday 4th November 2010: ‘Scaling Digital Businesses’. We will be joined by David Soskin, author of, Net Profit’ and Steve Purdham, CEO of We7, to talk about the challenges of scaling a digital business successfully. We are also running a small interactive workshop prior to the event, Maximising Your Value on Exit. This will run from 17.00-18.00 at the same venue. If you would like to participate in this workshop, please contact us and let us know in less than 10 words why you would find it valuable.

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