The UK Fast 50 is one of the UK's foremost technology awards programmes. Now in its twenty-first successful year, it is an acknowledgement of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. The ranking is based on revenue growth over the last four years.
Launched in 1998, the UK Fast 50 awards are all about growth driven by leading intellectual property and are a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The UK Fast 50 is part of an international programme run by Deloitte. Qualifying entrants of the UK Fast 50 will be put forward to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) programme, along with entrants from other national programmes run by Deloitte in the EMEA region.
Previous winners have come from across the UK, are both large and small, and include some of the most dynamic players in all areas of technology, from internet specialists to biotech, digital media technology to life sciences, computers to semiconductors and software to telecommunications.
Every year we host a black tie and gala awards dinner where the CEOs and CFOs of the winning Tech Fast 50 businesses join us and our sponsors to discover their ranking. Our 20th anniversary ceremony was held at the London Hilton Bankside, and it was the first year we added an extended networking session which took place before the ceremony began. More details on where the 2018 awards ceremony will be held imminently.
Rising Star award
The Rising Star award introduced for the first time last year recognises the innovation and achievements of UK tech businesses who are leading the way but have not been in operation for four years and therefore cannot yet enter the awards. Deloitte and our three sponsors will each name a Rising Star as part of the 2018 programme.
Last year’s Rising Stars were Darktrace (named by DLA Piper), Goodlord (named by Oracle NetSuite), FiveAI (named by Silicon Valley Bank) and Babylon Health (named by Deloitte). All very worthy contenders who we hope to see at this year’s awards!