Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Awards opens for entries

Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Awards Launch
Pictured: Richard Howard, partner, Deloitte and Mark Roden of Fast 50 2013 winner ezetop



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25 June 2014 | 0

The 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards are now open for entries. The awards rank the very best of the indigenous technology sector and will recognise those companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover over the last five years.

In addition to the Fast 50 ranking, the Rising Star category will honour two up-and-coming companies who are in business less than five years.

This year marks the 50th year of the awards in Ireland which are among the country’s longest standing technology award contests. In the first 14 years of the programme 240 indigenous companies have achieved a ranking. The average growth rate of the companies in the 2013 ranking was 361%. Cumulatively, the 2013 Fast 50 winners generated over €450 million in total annual revenues, demonstrating the success of the industry in Ireland.

Last year ezetop achieved top spot in the ranking for a second year in a row, with a growth rate of 3,630% over a five-year period. The company, which enables people living or working abroad to top up mobile phones of friends and family back home.

Previous winners of the awards include Software Asset Management Ireland (SAMI), Populis, PulseLearning and Lincor Solutions.

Mark Roden, CEO, ezetop, said: “Winning Deloitte’s Fast 50 was a great achievement and not only demonstrated our successful growth to the industry but also to international markets… The award was validation of the hard work and long hours put in to building the business and winning has instilled confidence amongst the team here at ezetop. We have continued to build a great team, grow our client base and develop our offering – all of which are vital for our sustained growth.”

The ranking will feature both private and public listed technology companies that have demonstrated innovative strategies, sound management practices and marketplace vision driving them to achieve the status of high-growth leaders.

The closing date for entries is 19 September 2014. Winners will be announced on 7 November 2014 at a gala event in Dublin.

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