Our Fast 50 regional winners

Since June, we’ve been on the hunt for companies of interest and we’ve certainly found them! Congratulations to all our Deloitte Fast 50 regional award winners announced at our regional celebration events on 21 and 22 September. We had two fantastic nights celebrating some of New Zealand’s top business talent!

We officially identified our successful Deloitte Fast 50 agents at synchronised regional celebrations across the country. Almost 1,000 businesses owners from the kiwi SME community turned out to see if their company made the cut!

The winners

Companies taking top spots in Auckland included Pushpay, winning both the Fastest Exporter and Fastest Growing Tech Business for their work in creating an app that makes it easier for people to make payments to charities. There was also heavy applause for Eat My Lunch, named a Rising Star – One to Watch. Their business model ensures that for each lunch they sell, another is given to a child who would go without.

Kowtow Clothing and Panhead Custom Ales were once again back in the spotlight in Wellington, both winning regional awards, while Flick Energy was crowned the Rising Star.

Dunedin was celebrating MAXRaft, a return Deloitte Fast 50 winner, who create fully insulated floors – they took out the Fastest Growing Manufacturer title. 

Foodies in Christchurch were rejoicing as the fantastic Le Bon Bolli Restaurant won the Fastest Growing Mature Business category and the Rising Star award went to the young Kendall Flutey who founded Banqer – an online fictitious banking system designed to help children understand money better.

The Fast 50 Index

Although we’ve revealed the Fast 50 regional winners, the businesses' rankings remain top secret until the Festival of Growth, at Auckland's Villa Maria Winery in November. Stay tuned – all will be revealed then!

New to the Deloitte Fast 50?

Taking place in 32 countries around the world, the Deloitte Fast 50 ranks and celebrates fast-growing companies.

Now in its 16th year in New Zealand, with a number of celebrations, awards and networking events, the Deloitte Fast 50 is an index that businesses want to be a part of. Many of the previous Fast 50 place-getters and Rising Star winners have gone on to become household names –  42 Below, My Food Bag, Trade Me, Xero and Voyager to name just a few.

Check out this year’s complete full of regional Deloitte Fast 50 category winners here and like our Facebook page so we can keep you up-to-date. 

 


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.