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Who's the fastest of them all? Deloitte Fast 50 opens for business

Who's the fastest of them all? Deloitte Fast 50 opens for business
The 2012 Deloitte Fast 50 is officially on the hunt for the country's fastest-growing businesses. Let the search begin!

Eric Hertz - Deloite Fast 50 2012 launchThe 2012 Deloitte Fast 50 – this year with the theme of 'everyday heroes – is officially on the hunt for the country's fastest-growing businesses. Let the games begin...

Deloitte partner and leader of the Fast 50 programme Stephen Nicholas says the Deloitte Fast 50 is still the leading barometer of the country’s most successful businesses and sets the benchmark for other companies.

“It continues to be on the wish-list of a number of entrepreneurs setting up new businesses around the country because recognising their revenue growth is the best way to truly celebrate their success,” Nicholas said.

“This year in particular, we are searching for those inspirational stories not only of growth, but courage, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit across our nation."

Last year Powershop topped the index with 5280 percent growth (which, as Deloitte partner Bill Hale pointed out, is going to be hard to beat) with mobile operator 2degrees the runnerup – its chief executive Eric Hertz spoke at the Fast 50 launch last night about the challenges of taking on the Telecom-Vodafone duopoly and the rapidly changing telecommunications landscape.

You've got to be in to win when it comes to the index of New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses (based on revenue over the past three years), so click over to fast50.co.nz to enter before July 13.

In addition to the main Deloitte Fast 50 index, entrants are also acknowledged by region in the following categories:

  • Fastest growing services business
  • Fastest growing manufacturing business
  • Fastest growing mature business (15+ years)
  • Fastest growing retail or consumer products business
  • Fastest growing technology business
  • Fastest growing exporter
  • Fastest growing Maori business (a new category, one awarded nationally)
  • Fastest growing primary sector business (one awarded nationally)

And if your business isn't eligible for the Fast 50 (too small or too new) you might check out the Rising Star award, a joint effort by Deloitte and NZTE.