Deloitte opens entries for its 2018 UK Technology Fast 50 awards

Nominations are now open entries for the 21st Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards. The awards rank and recognise the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, based on the last four years of revenue growth.

The awards have showcased an increasingly diverse and compelling range of UK-based technology companies over the past two decades, celebrating the fast growth and innovation of the start-up sector. Last year’s Fast 50 winners generated cumulative revenues of £960m in 2016/17, and employed more than 9,000 people in the UK, including 1,800 in research and development alone.

Duncan Down, lead partner for the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 programme is optimistic about this year’s awards: “Without question, the UK technology start-up scene is in rude health. This year’s awards will seek to capture the landscape during what is such an exciting and dynamic period for the UK technology sector.

“These awards have celebrated one thousand aspirational and influential new companies in the past two decades. This year we look forward once again to showcasing the breadth of innovative and talented companies who will participate in the 2018 awards, and wish them all good luck in the competition.”

With a record-breaking four-year revenue growth rate of 107,117%, last year’s winning entrant was online food courier service Deliveroo. In the twenty-year history of the Fast 50 awards, no other company has grown at a faster rate.

Supporting Deloitte’s initiative for the UK’s fastest growing companies are the award sponsors DLA Piper, Oracle NetSuite and Silicon Valley Bank.

 For full details on the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 and the entry form please visit: www.fast50.co.uk

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