Entries are open for the 2016 Deloitte Fast 50!

“You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

That’s the word from Deloitte Private partner, Bill Hale. We’re talking, of course, about entries for this year’s Fast 50 programme, an annual index that ranks New Zealand’s 50 fast growing companies.

Now in its 16th year, Bill says the Fast 50 is more than just another business awards programme. “It’s is a community of Kiwi business on a mission to achieve great things for their companies.”

Could you be a company of interest?

There is a variety of categories for businesses to enter, covering everything from fastest growing exporter to fastest growing service business.

As a baseline, all entrants must have been running for three years and have achieved $300,000 or over in the first year (FY14).

If your business doesn’t meet this criteria, consider entering the Rising Star category which is for businesses that have been registered and running for one year – you only need to supply a full set of financial accounts.

Entries are easy!

The straight-forward entry process only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete but the rewards from making the index are immeasurable. 

“Fast 50 companies receive considerable local and national media coverage, profile within the business community, including potential investors, and a huge boost to company morale,” says Bill.

Why enter?

Here’s what the Deloitte Fast 50 index can do for your business... 

  • You’ll gain association with the Deloitte Fast 50 brand – an internationally recognised awards programme
  • You’ll have access to attend Deloitte Fast 50 events and the opportunity to meet and build relationships with like-minded business people and industry leaders
  • You’ll get profile raising opportunities through our media partnership with Fairfax.

Check out to some of our past entrants talking about why you should enter the Fast 50 here.

Counting down

The Fast 50 index will be revealed at the Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth in November – where all ranked companies are invited to attend a day-long inspirational, ‘unconference style’ event at Auckland’s Villa Maria winery wrapping up with a gala awards ceremony in the evening.

For more information on the Deloitte Fast 50, including entry criteria, how to enter, and key dates, visit www.fast50.co.nz.

Entries are open for another four weeks – your mission starts now!

Emily is a Senior Advisor in the Deloitte marketing team who knows that behind every great business lies a great story. She loves talking to inspiring people who are thinking outside the box to create a thriving SME sector in New Zealand.