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Nominations for the 2016 Deloitte Technology UK Fast 50 Awards are Now Being Accepted

The Deloitte Technology UK Fast 50 Awards are run by Deloitte. The awards programme originated in the USA in 1995 and expanded to the UK in 1998.

The awards are targeted at technology companies that have demonstrated innovative strategies, sound management practices, drive and marketplace vision to achieve the status of high-growth leaders. The ranking is based on speed of growth and will take into account turnover increase over the past four years.

The Awards are non-financial, however benefits to winners include:

  • Ranking position in the Deloitte Fast 50.
  • A recognised benchmark of success.
  • Opportunity to profile the company in the media.
  • Use of winners' logo on all communications.
  • Enhanced recruitment and selection of staff.
  • Increase profile with investors and partners.
  • Automatic entry into the EMEA Fast 500 to rank companies from Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • All Northern Ireland companies that meet the UK competition entry requirements will also be entered into the UK competition.

Nominations are open to UK public and private companies, large and small, in all areas of technology, from internet specialists to life sciences, computers to semiconductors and software to telecommunications. Qualifying entrants of the UK Fast 50 will be put forward to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) programme, along with entrants from other national programmes run by Deloitte in the EMEA region.

To qualify as a technology company, the main area of business must:

  • Own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues.
  • Manufacture a technology related product.
  • Devote a significant proportion of operating revenues to research and development of technology.
  • Be technology intensive, or uses its own unique technology to solve problems.

The 2016 deadline for applications is Friday 9 September 2016.


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