We’re searching for businesses shaping Planet New Zealand!

For the 18th year running, we’re excited to announce entries for the 2018 Fast 50 are now open!

We’re searching for the country’s fastest growing businesses, so if you’re part of a fast-growing business or know a company that is, head to our website for the entry criteria and then get in touch. Entering is super simple and the rewards of making the index are huge!

Should your business make the index, what better way to round off 2018 than by attending the Festival of Growth at Villa Maria Winery alongside the other businesses shaping New Zealand? A day out with inspiring speakers, entertainment, real-life stories from fellow business owners and top-class food, wine and beer.

The Fast 50 programme is more than just the Fast 50 index too. If your company hasn’t yet been around for three years, but is going places, enter the Rising Star award. This award recognises and celebrates up and coming businesses with awesome potential. Winners of the Rising Star award in previous years include My Food Bag, Lewis Road Creamery and Parrot Analytics. You’d be in stellar company!

Has your business been around for a while and still on an impressive growth trajectory? This is the second year for the Master of Growth! Introduced in 2017, and designed to recognise established businesses achieving longer term, sustained growth, the Master of Growth index is determined by revenue percentage growth, just like the Fast 50 index.

Our first Master of Growth index winner was household name, Xero, and runner up was Protempo. To join these companies, and others, enter this index - all you need is a minimum revenue of $5M in FY14 and a full set of verified accounts for both FY14 and FY18.

”The Deloitte Fast 50 is an active community of Kiwi game changers looking to achieve great things for their companies and we recognise business success comes in all shapes and sizes. While traditionally, the Fast 50 focuses on businesses that grow rapidly over a short period of time, we realise companies achieving lower growth rates over longer periods of time are successful in their own right. That’s why we added the Master of Growth award to the Fast 50 programme in 2017 and why it’s here to stay,” says Deloitte Private Partner and Fast 50 lead, Bill Hale. 

Key dates for 2018

30 May – Entries open with launch events in Auckland and Wellington

13 June – Fast 50 events in Christchurch and Queenstown

27 June – Fast 50 event in Dunedin

27 July – Entries close

26 September – Fast 50 regional celebration events held across the country announcing regional category winners, Rising Star regional winners and Master of Growth regional winners

14 November – Deloitte Fast 50 Festival of Growth: the complete Fast 50 index, national category winners, Rising Star and Master of Growth winners are revealed at Auckland's Villa Maria winery

31 May, 2018 by Bill Hale,

Bill Hale

Bill Hale

Bill Hale is a partner in Deloitte Private and leads the Fast 50 team in Auckland.

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