​Tech stars on show as Deloitte unveils Fast 50 regional winners

“These companies live and breathe innovation, challenge the status quo and have the determination and drive that’s seen them achieve phenomenal year-on-year growth."

A host of rising technology companies were honoured this week, as the regional category winners of the 2015 Deloitte Fast 50 were announced tonight at events held around the country.

The national Deloitte Fast 50 index and national category winners will be unveiled as part of the Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth, to be held in Auckland on November 4.

Deloitte Private partner Bill Hale says these companies prove business success stories are thriving throughout the regions.

“These companies live and breathe innovation, challenge the status quo and have the determination and drive that’s seen them achieve phenomenal year-on-year growth,” he says.

“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.

“A thriving community of fast growing innovative companies is fundamentally important to our economy.

In the technology space specifically, this year’s regional category winners are:

Auckland and Upper North Island

Fastest growing services business - Tech 5 Recruitment

Fastest growing technology business - Vend

Fastest growing mature business - EROAD

Rising Star - one to watch - MyWave

Central North Island

Fastest growing technology business - Ultrafast Fibre

Fastest growing exporter - Magiq Software

Wellington and Lower North Island

Fastest growing technology business - Uprise Solutions

Fastest growing exporter - Touchtech

Canterbury and Upper South Island

Fastest growing technology business - SMTP2GO

Otago and Lower South Island

Fastest growing technology business - Tom Tom Productions

Hale says all companies have earned the right to join other high growth companies from around the country at the annual Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth in November, where the final rankings and growth percentages of the national Fast 50 index, plus the national category winners and the Rising Star winner, will be announced.

The Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth is a full-day event where Fast 50 companies will hear from inspirational speakers, network with other winners past and present, interact with industry experts and celebrate their success.

“Tune in on November 4 to find out how the regional category winners place on the national 2015 Deloitte Fast 50 index,” he adds.

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