The 2017 Deloitte regional Fast 50 winners

It was a night of talent and high spirits as the Fast 50 regional celebration events took place around the country last Thursday, 28 September.

With 2017 seeing a record number of entries into the Fast 50 programme, it was great to witness the calibre of business talent we have in New Zealand.

This year was particularly exciting as we added a new award called the Master of Growth. This award puts a spotlight on established SMEs with sustained growth. We wanted to recognise the success of Kiwi businesses that have experienced sustained growth over an extended period of time. 

The events 

In Auckland, Eat My Lunch drew a loud applause from the crowd – their continued mission to provide Kiwi kids with healthy lunches in a system where one lunch bought equals one for a child in need, saw them win a ‘One to watch’ Rising Star award.

The Central North Island had a strong showing by its Fast 50 entrants with incumbents, Ultrafast Fibre, winning Fastest Growing Technology Business for the third year! Meanwhile in Wellington, lifestyle influencer and vlogger, Shaaaanxo, who was named one of Forbes top influencers, was a welcome face at the Wellington event. The founder of xoBeauty, she had many attendees eager to chat with her and grab a selfie or two!

Down south, the Christchurch event saw EBOS take out the Master of Growth award for the region and CHIA soaring as the local Rising Star, while the Dunedin ceremony attracted a fantastic crowd of over 120 attendees, proving the event is real feature on the local business calendar.

Deloitte Private Partner, Bill Hale says says this year’s regional winners showcase business success throughout the country.

“These results clearly demonstrate that there are a diverse range of businesses across New Zealand that are achieving outstanding growth. It is great to see these companies thriving by capitalising on their points of difference and executing on their plans. A common theme is that they are all strong across strategy, capability and commitment, but focus on finding a point of difference and nailing it in that niche.”

Winners from the night will have the chance to join other high growth companies from around the country at the annual Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth in November - a full-day event where Fast 50 companies hear from inspirational speakers and network with other winners past and present.

Congratulations to everyone who took away an award!

 See the full list of winners below

Auckland and Upper North Island

Crimson Consulting

Fastest Growing Services Business

Pushpay

Fastest Growing Technology Business

New Zealand Health Manufacturing

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Business

Protempo

Fastest Growing Retail or Consumer Products Business

Pushpay

Fastest Growing Exporter

Parrot Analytics

Rising Star

Protempo

Master of Growth

Central North Island

Nurtured at Home

Fastest Growing Services Business

Ultrafast Fibre

Fastest Growing Technology Business

ZB Homes

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Business

Verhoeven Group

Fastest Growing Retail or Consumer Products Business

Cobra Labs

Fastest Growing Exporter

Ubco

Rising Star

Verhoeven Group

Master of Growth

Wellington and Lower North Island

API Talent

Fastest Growing Services Business

Spotlight Reporting

Fastest Growing Technology Business

Pic’s Peanut Butter

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Business

Raw Material

Fastest Growing Retail or Consumer Products Business

Spotlight Reporting

Fastest Growing Exporter

Grochem

Fastest Growing Agribusiness

Levno

Rising Star

Xero

Master of Growth

Christchurch and Upper South Island

Carus Group

Fastest Growing Services Business

Moola.co.nz

Fastest Growing Technology Business

Switch Lighting

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Business

Brandhouse

Fastest Growing Retail or Consumer Products Business

Trineo

Fastest Growing Exporter

Stronghold

Fastest Growing Agribusiness

CHIA

Rising Star

EBOS Group

Master of Growth

Dunedin and Lower South Island

JFS

Fastest Growing Services Business

Timely

Fastest Growing Technology Business

MAXRaft

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Business

Salmac Insulation

Fastest Growing Retail or Consumer Products Business

Blue River Dairy LP

Fastest Growing Exporter

Blue River Dairy LP

Fastest Growing Agribusiness

Wherewolf

Rising Star

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Master of Growth

 

 

 

29 September, 2017 by Emily McLean, Announcements

Emily McLean

Emily McLean

Emily McLean works in the Deloitte marketing team and closely with Deloitte Private. She loves telling the stories of those individuals and businesses leaving their mark in New Zealand's SME space while delivering news and insights to help business owners grow their companies. 

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