Deloitte Fast 50

Keen to enter the Fast 50 index?

Entries for the 2019 Fast 50 index are now closed.

If your business has been running for three or more years and you achieved $500,000 or over in the first year, you can enter the Fast 50 index. Your revenue must be related to core trading income, excluding related party transactions. Interest may be included if it is not greater than 10% of trading income, or is your core business.

*Please note if your business is still awaiting final results you can still enter before 31 July 2019 with draft management accounts; however, fully signed off accounts are required by the first week of August. 

For a complete entry, you will need the following:

  • Revenue details for FY17, FY18 and FY19
  • Export sales as a percentage of revenue for FY17, FY18 and FY19
  • R&D expenses as percentage of revenue for FY17, FY18 and FY19
  • Employee growth details for FY17, FY18 and FY19

Fast 50 categories

The Deloitte Fast 50 programme does more than rank New Zealand’s 50 fastest growing businesses – it celebrates business success across a number of categories too.

Plus, if your business operates in the technology industry, you could be eligible to enter the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 awards. See below for more details.

Fastest growing services business
This category is for businesses in the Recruitment, Finance/Insurance, Accounting, Law, Professional Services, Real Estate or Property Development, Marketing/Advertising/Communications sectors. 
Awarded to the business services company with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Fastest growing manufacturing business
Awarded to the manufacturer with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Fastest growing retail or consumer products business
Awarded to the retail or consumer products company with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Fastest growing technology business
This category is for businesses in the telecommunications, media or technology sectors that:

  • develop proprietary technology which contributes to a significant portion of revenue and/or

  • manufacture a technology-related product or offer a technology-enabled service

Awarded to the technology company with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Fastest growing exporter
This category is for businesses whose total export sales represent more than 20% of revenue. This figure is calculated from the information supplied in your entry form; this is not a category you can choose to enter.

Fastest growing agribusiness
This category is for businesses that are involved in any part of the agribusiness supply chain, including the production, manufacturing, distribution and retailing of products from and services to the farm. This is awarded to the organisation with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

 

In the technology industry?

If you are, by entering the Deloitte Fast 50 index your business will automatically be nominated for the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index, if:

  • You have an operating revenue in excess of US$50,000 in the first year (FY17)
  • You have been in operation for a minimum of three years and your headquarters is in Asia Pacific
  • You are a technology company

Important note! Technology companies that do not meet the minimum revenue threshold for the Deloitte Fast 50 may still be eligible for the Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index.

For more information on the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index, click here. 

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