Rising Star award

Rising Star award

The Rising Star award uncovers businesses that are recognised as early-stage, high-potential, innovative companies.

The Rising Star award is for businesses that have been registered and running for at least one year – you just need to supply a full set of financial accounts. Yes, it's that easy to enter! 

For more information, including the entry criteria and judging process, see below.

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Deloitte Fast 50 index

Deloitte Fast 50 index

The Deloitte Fast 50 ranks New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses based on revenue percentage growth.

If your business has been operating for three or more years, has revenue of $500K in FY15, and can supply a full set of financial accounts for FY15, FY16 and FY17 – then this is the index you want to be on!

For more information, including the entry criteria and judging process, see below.

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Master of Growth award

Master of Growth award

Brand new in 2017, the Master of Growth award puts a spotlight on established SMEs with sustained growth. The winner will be determined by revenue percentage growth, just like the Fast 50 index.

To enter this award, all you need is revenue of $5M in FY13 and a full set of verified accounts for both FY13 and FY17. Are you a seasoned explorer? Then the Master of Growth award is for you!

For more information, including the entry criteria and judging process, see below.

Enter here

How to enter video

Why enter video

The Deloitte Fast 50 programme does more than just rank New Zealand’s 50 fastest growing businesses. We also celebrate business success across a number of categories on a regional and national stage. Plus, if your business operates in the technology industry, you could be eligible to enter the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 awards too. 

Entries to the Deloitte Fast 50 open on 1 June and close 28 July 2017. If you'd like to know more, have a burning question, or want help with your entry, contact us on 0800 Fast50 or email nzfast50@deloitte.co.nz

Regions

We work on five regions for our regional awards:

  • Auckland and upper North Island
  • Central North Island
  • Wellington and lower North Island
  • Christchurch and upper South Island
  • Dunedin and lower South Island

If you have offices in multiple regions, confirm the region you want to be identified by in the entry form.

Are you a Rising Star?

Our Rising Star award is for businesses that have been registered and running for at least one year – you just need to supply a full set of financial accounts. Yes, it's that easy to enter! 

Select the Rising Star entry form above – fill in as much detail as you can in terms of your actual revenue, export and R&D figures. We'll then shortlist and invite Rising Star entrants to take part in a fun, interactive session where you take the hot seat and pitch your business to us. Finalists are selected in each region and are invited to attend the Festival of Growth in November where our national Rising Star winner is announced.

For a complete entry into the Rising Star award, businesses must:

  • Be a New Zealand-registered business for at least one financial year
  • Complete the entry form
  • Submit a full set of independently verified financial accounts

Master of Growth business?

Brand new in 2017, the Master of Growth award puts a spotlight on established SMEs with sustained growth. To enter this award, all you need is revenue of $5M in FY13 and a full set of verified accounts for both FY13 and FY17. Are you a seasoned explorer? Then the Master of Growth award is for you!

Select the Master of Growth entry form above - fill in the relevant details in terms of your actual revenue, export and R&D figures. A Deloitte and BNZ representative will come out and meet you and get a better understanding of you business. The winner will be determined by revenue percentage growth and is announced at the Festival of Growth in November.

For a complete entry into the Master of Growth award, businesses must:

  • Be a New Zealand-registered business
  • Submit revenue details for two financial years (FY13 and FY17)
  • Have revenue of $5M in the base year (FY13)
  • Provide independent verification of all figures 

In the technology industry?

If you are, by entering the Deloitte Fast 50, Rising Star or Master of Growth award, your business will automatically be nominated for the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index, if:

  • You have an operating revenue in excess of US$50,000 in the first year (FY13)
  • You have been in operation for a minimum of three years and your headquarters is in Asia Pacific
  • You are a technology company

Important note! Technology companies that do not meet the minimum revenue threshold for the Deloitte Fast 50 may still be eligible for the Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index.

For more information on the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index, click here. 

Fast 50 business?

If your business has been running for three or more years and you achieved $500,000 or over in the first year, you can enter the Fast 50 index. Your revenue must be related to core trading income, excluding related party transactions. Interest may be included if it is not greater than 10% of trading income, or is your core business.

*Please note if your business is still awaiting final results you can still enter before 28 July 2017 with draft management accounts; however, fully signed off accounts are required by the first week of August. 

For a complete entry, you will need the following:

  • Revenue details for FY17, FY16 and FY15
  • Export sales as a percentage of revenue for FY17, FY16 and FY15
  • R&D expenses as percentage of revenue for FY17, FY16 and FY15
  • Employee growth details for FY17, FY16 and FY15
  • Independent verification of all your figures. Use this handy template

Fast 50 categories

The Deloitte Fast 50 programme ranks more than just New Zealand’s 50 fastest growing businesses. We celebrate business success across a number of categories too.

Plus, if your business operates in the technology industry, you could be eligible to enter the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 awards too.

Fastest growing services business
This category is for businesses in the Recruitment, Finance/Insurance, Accounting, Law, Professional Services, Real Estate or Property Development, Marketing/Advertising/Communications sectors. 
Awarded to the business services company with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Fastest growing manufacturing business
Awarded to the manufacturer with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Fastest growing retail or consumer products business
Awarded to the retail or consumer products company with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Fastest growing technology business
This category is for businesses in the telecommunications, media or technology sectors that:

  • develop proprietary technology which contributes to a significant portion of revenue and/or

  • manufacture a technology-related product or offer a technology-enabled service

Awarded to the technology company with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Fastest growing exporter
This category is for businesses whose total export sales represent more than 20% of revenue. This figure is calculated from the information supplied in your entry form; this is not a category you can choose to enter.

Fastest growing agribusiness
This category is for businesses that are involved in any part of the agribusiness supply chain, including the production, manufacturing, distribution and retailing of products from and services to the farm. This is awarded to the organisation with the greatest percentage increase in revenue over the period.

Entries close on Friday 28 July 2017 - we hope you'll join us for this year’s Fast 50 adventure! 

Why enter?

The Deloitte Fast 50 is a fantastic opportunity for your company. Entering the Fast 50 gives you and your business:

  • Association with the Fast 50 brand – an internationally recognised awards programme
  • Access to attend Fast 50 events
  • The opportunity to meet and build relationships with like-minded business people and industry leaders
  • Profile raising opportunities through a media partnership with our media partner, Fairfax

...and if you needed another reason, our Festival of Growth in November is a rare chance for you to take stock of your achievements, think about where you want to go next, and celebrate your success!

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How to enter

Before you start your Fast 50 adventure, get up to speed with our entry guide.

Our “How to enter” video guides you through the simple entry process. It explains the entry criteria for the 2017 Fast 50, Master of Growth and Rising Star awards. Plus, it outlines the details you’ll need to share.

You can pause and rewind the video as many times as you like, and if you still have questions, contact us on 0800 FAST50 or nzfast50@deloitte.co.nz

 

Terms and conditions

Deloitte acknowledges that all details disclosed in the Revenue section of the 2017 Deloitte Fast 50 entry form are confidential. Financial information will only be used to determine the percentage revenue growth for the purpose of establishing the 2017 Deloitte Fast 50 index. This information will not be disclosed by Deloitte except to representatives of BNZ who need to see the information for interview and judging purposes and who will receive this information on a confidential basis. Individual revenue figures will not be published; however, we may use in aggregated form to publicise the index.

Deloitte reserves the right to conduct due diligence on all companies that have entered the Deloitte Fast 50/Rising Star/Technology Fast 500 and in Deloitte’s sole discretion, may disqualify a company from entry based on the results of due diligence conducted. Deloitte’s decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

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