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Deloitte Fast 50 regional winners announced

National Fast 50 index to be unveiled 6 November

The regional category winners of the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 were announced tonight at cocktail 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 6 November 2014.

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

“These companies exemplify our great Kiwi number eight wire mentality – they live and breathe innovation, challenge the norm and have the determination and drive that’s seen them achieve phenomenal year-on-year growth,” says Mr Hale.

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

These companies have earned the right to join other high growth companies from around the country at the second annual Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth in November, where the final rankings and growth percentages of our 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 6 November to find out how the regional category winners place on the national 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 index,” concludes Mr Hale.    

For more on the 2014 regional category winners, go to

About the Deloitte Fast 50

The Deloitte Fast 50 index ranks the top 50 businesses in New Zealand according to their revenue growth over the past three years.  Entrants are required to be New Zealand registered companies, have been in business for a minimum of three years, and have had operating revenue of at least $300,000 in the 2011/12 financial year.


As well as the national Fast 50 index, there are regional awards given to the fastest growing manufacturer, technology business, services business, retail/consumer products business, exporter, and mature business (operating for 15 years or more) in 5 regions, Auckland and Upper North Island, Central North Island, Wellington & Lower North Island, Canterbury & Upper South Island and Otago and Lower South Island.


All technology businesses which enter the Deloitte Fast 50 are automatically nominated for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia-Pacific index announced in Hong Kong in December.


The number one ranked companies since the programme began in 2001 are:


2001:  TelstraSaturn, telecommunications

2002:  Marshal Software, internet security

2003:  Prolificx, electronics

2004:  Trade Me, online auctions

2005:  42 Below, vodka

2006:  HRV, home ventilation

2007:  Energy Mad, eco-friendly light bulbs

2008:  Watson & Son, manuka honey/healthcare

2009:  New Zealand Honey Co, honey products

2010:  Telecom Rentals, telecommunications equipment finance

2011:  Powershop, online electricity retailer

2012:  Pulse Utilities, electricity retailer

2013:  Earthwise, environmentally friendly cleaning products for the home


About the Rising Star awards

Deloitte and BNZ proudly present the fourth annual Rising Star awards.  Designed to complement the Deloitte Fast 50, they are for businesses that do not qualify for the main list but are recognised as early-stage, innovative, high potential companies.

Past national winners:

2011:  BigLittleBang, online gaming for children

2012:  World Wide Access, software technology for exporters

2013:  KiwiYo, self-service frozen yoghurt