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Regional winners of the Deloitte Fast 50 announced

The Deloitte Fast 50, run by tax and accounting firm Deloitte, indexes and ranks the world’s fastest growing companies according to their revenue growth over the past three years. High profile names among this year’s finalists include Vend, Quotient, Harmoney, GeoZone, HR Shop, Snowball Effect, Lewis Road Creamery, Pic’s Peanut Butter and Flick Energy.

This year’s regional category winners are:

Auckland and Upper North Island
Fastest growing services business Tech 5 Recruitment
Fastest growing manufacturer Naveya & Sloane
Fastest growing retail or consumer products business Mad Group
Fastest growing technology business Vend
Fastest growing exporter The Collective
Fastest growing mature business EROAD
Rising Star regional winner Lewis Road Creamery
Rising Star – one to watch MyWave
Rising Star – one to watch Harmoney
Rising Star – one to watch Snowball Effect
Rising Star – one to watch Crimson Consulting
Central North Island
Fastest growing services business Gibson Construction
Fastest growing manufacturer Good George Brewing
Fastest growing retail or consumer products business SEA Containers NZ
Fastest growing technology business Ultrafast Fibre
Fastest growing exporter Magiq Software
Fastest growing mature business Transport & General Engineering Co.
Fastest growing agri business Deosan Manufacturing
Rising Star regional winner Quotient
Wellington and Lower North Island
Fastest growing services business HR Shop
Fastest growing manufacturer Garage Project
Fastest growing retail or consumer products business Kowtow Clothing
Fastest growing technology business Uprise Solutions
Fastest growing exporter Touchtech
Fastest growing mature business Pic’s Peanut Butter
Rising Star regional winner Area360
Rising Star – one to watch Panhead Custom Ales
Rising Star – one to watch Flick Energy
Rising Star – one to watch Spotlight Reporting
Rising Star – one to watch Storbie
Canterbury and Upper South Island
Fastest growing services business Farrell Group
Fastest growing manufacturer Good Honest Products
Fastest growing retail or consumer products business EBOS
Fastest growing technology business SMTP2GO
Fastest growing exporter Marlborough Grape Producers Cooperative
Fastest growing mature business EBOS
Fastest growing agri business Marlborough Grape Producers Cooperative
Rising Star regional winner GeoZone
Rising Star – one to watch Ethique
Rising Star – one to watch The Road Trip
Otago and Lower South Island
Fastest growing services business South Pacific Fire Protection
Fastest growing manufacturer Who Ate All The Pies
Fastest growing retail or consumer products business Gore Flooring Xtra Colour Plus
Fastest growing technology business Tom Tom Productions
Fastest growing exporter Western Pacific Helicopters
Fastest growing mature business Pioneer Generation
Fastest growing agri business Compass Agribusiness Management
Rising Star regional winner Timely
Rising Star – one to watch Hydro Attack
 

Image: The Garage Project team winning the Wellington region fastest growing manufacturer award.  Left to right – Mark Lash, Deloitte Private; James Crow, Pete Gillespie, Jos Ruffell and Paul Pettit, Deloitte Private.

Deloitte Private partner Bill Hale says that the companies that made the list are achieving spectacular year-on-year growth by successfully challenging the status quo.  

“These companies live and breathe innovation,” says Mr Hale.

“A common theme behind their success is the ability to identify and then capitalise on a point of difference from their competitors. They do a specific thing very well and they really try and nail that niche.”

Image: Bill Hale, partner at Deloitte Private

The list is often an excellent indicator of future success. High-flyers that have made the ranks of the list in the past include vodka brand 42 BelowTrade Me; Green Button and Xero. When Idealog spoke to The Icehouses’s Andy Hamilton about the index recently, he said that making the list and interest from investors often went hand in hand. 

“The Fast 50 is an index around recognising businesses are doing things and growing successfully at the top benchmark,” says Hamilton. “People see value there.”

“If you get onto the Fast 50 list you’ve got a one in three chance someone will want to buy you.”

Former high-flyers that have made the ranks of the list include vodka brand 42 Below, Trade Me; Green Button and Xero

The national Deloitte Fast 50 index and national category winners will be announced on November 4.  

Image: Samantha Gadd, HR Shop – Wellington region fastest growing services business award winner.

Image, from right: Mark Talbot of Deloitte, Rachel Sloane, Alex Bunnett and the team at Naveya & Sloane

Image, left to right: Shelley Ruha, BNZ Partners; Alexandra Puchala, Lewis Road Creamery; Storm Day, Lewis Road Creamery; Mark Talbot, Deloitte

Image, left to right: Shelley Ruha, BNZ; Amy Johnson and Geraldine McBride, MyWave and Mark Talbot, Deloitte Private.

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