Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards now open for entries

  • Entries are now open for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 programme, which recognises Northern Ireland's fastest-growing tech companies over the past four years.

    Northern Ireland's tech scene has no shortage of companies experiencing rapid growth in recent years, with several new start-ups in areas such as cyber-security and emerging tech taking off on the global stage. The annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards aim to promote local tech companies that are experiencing this kind of rapid growth, recognising those that have grown significantly in turnover over the past four years.

    Entries for the 2019 awards are now open and Deloitte is encouraging firms in areas such as software development, hardware, telecoms, media, green tech, and life sciences to apply. Companies that have seen high growth in turnover are most likely to win the award and gain even more traction, with previous winners including local tech mainstays such as Novosco and First Derivatives.

    Deloitte partner Peter Allen commented on the programme: "It is fantastic to be able to look back and see how some of the companies which appeared on the Fast 50 list in the early days have become global businesses and market leaders. The likes of First Derivatives and Novosco, who were early stage tech companies when they first made the Fast 50, are now major employers and shining lights within the NI economy."

    The closing date for entries is September 6th 2019, after which the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin on 25th October 2019. Head over to to apply for the awards or check out last year's list.

    Source: Written based on press release

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