After an Oscar-winning run last year, we’re back on the hunt for the high flyers of the business world as our Fast 50 campaign launched on June 3.
Now in its 15th year, this campaign aims to showcase New Zealand’s fastest growing companies in each region that are really going places! Take a look at this year’s website here.
Last year’s winner
Telecommunications company, Voyager, took out top spot last year after achieving growth of 1391%.
CEO, Seeby Woodhouse, says entering the Fast 50 last year greatly increased his company’s profile.
“We noticed that after we won the Deloitte Fast 50, our website traffic was ten times its normal volume for the month afterwards - so there was certainly a great deal of interest that was generated from our win”.
Seeby says it’s also done a lot for his own profile, and awareness of Voyager’s products.
“I’ll go to networking events now and people seem to know me a lot more, and be aware of Voyager and ask me how business is going, and if I can give them a quote for services”.
And if you’re thinking of following in Voyager’s footsteps, then Seeby is full of encouragement.
“If you think you have any chance of placing in the Fast 50, it’s great for your profile, and I highly recommend entering the awards”.
Seeby says his best piece of advice to other businesses wishing to grow is to “Stay focussed on delivering excellence in some form unique to you, rather than just on making money”.
Do you know a business in the fast lane?
We need you to start thinking about what businesses you could nominate… or perhaps your very own business could do well to enter?
Take a look at our fun ‘How to Enter’ video below and get your entry in, or encourage a business you know that's going places to enter. Entries close on July 31.
The Fast 50 can offer exceptional networking opportunities to rub shoulders with otehr busniess owners and we hold launch events in every major city.
So get ready to journey with us as we discover NZ's best!
- 3rd / 4th June - Online entries open, launch events
- 31st July – Entries close
- 30th September - Fast 50 Regional Celebration Events in all 5 locations. Regional category winners and Fast 50 winners (in non-ranking order) are announced
- 4th November - 2015 Deloitte Fast 50 Festival of Fast Growth. Our index and National category winners revealed at Auckland’s Villa Maria Winery