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Under One Month Left For Technology Companies to Enter Ireland’s most Prestigious Technology Business Awards Programme

Deloitte Fast 50 Awards 2017

September looms and along with it comes the closing date (September 15th) for companies to enter the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards.

The awards, now in their 18th year, rank Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies and recognise indigenous technology companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover in the last four years.

In addition to the Fast 50 awards entrants may compete for the Deloitte MNC 2017 Patron awards:

1.   Innovative new Technology award in association with Google 
This award is for the company that has created or introduced a new or innovative product or service to International markets that has helped grow their business over the last four years.  

2.   Export award in association with Intel
This award will be given to the company showing the highest percentage of exports in their most recent year of trading through their application submission.

3.   Life Science R&D Awards in association with Medtronic
This award will be given to the Life Science Company that demonstrates the highest level of investment as a percentage of turnover in research and development within their most recent year of trading.  

4.   Impact award in association with PayPal
This award is for the company that has made the most significant impact within the current year. Companies will be given an opportunity to demonstrate how they have made an impact through their application. 

5.   Leading female award in association with Vodafone 
This award will be given to a leading female in technology who has contributed to business growth within their organisation.

This year we are introducing our first Silicon Valley Bank FinTech award, for 2017 which is now open to entrants, and assessed on a three year period of growth in turnover.

Cumulatively, the 2016 Fast 50 winners generated approximately €1.6 billion in total annual revenues in 2015. The average revenue of companies featuring on the ranking was approximately €31 million, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was 270%.  

Feedback from previous entrants to the Deloitte Fast 50 awards indicates that the Fast 50 accolade and awards have many tangible business benefits including the attraction and retention of talent, an ability to open new doors to customer targets, the generation of positive publicity and world wide recognition of a Fast 50 listing.

To enter the Awards, companies must meet the criteria listed on the website www.fast50.ie  where entries can be submitted.

Commenting on the programme and awards, Joan O’Connor, Deloitte Partner and Fast 50 lead said;

“The comprehensive programme and awards are designed to recognise the importance of technology in business, society and for individuals and its transformational impact on how we live, work and play. We look forward to celebrating the successes of those companies who are engaged and wish to show case their business.
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