Strong showing for NI in Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Made to Engage MD teven Cassin and Deloitte partner Peter Allen
Made to Engage MD teven Cassin and Deloitte partner Peter Allen

Thirteen Northern Ireland companies have made it on to this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list.

Now in their nineteenth year, the awards provide the definitive rundown of the fastest growing tech firms across the island, based on revenue growth.

The full list of Northern Ireland firms to feature is: AquaQ Analytics, Decision Time, Export Technologies, First Derivatives, Flint Studios, Learning Pool, Lucid Interactive, Made to Engage, Neueda, Ozaroo, Repstor, Tascomi and The Web Bureau.

The firms will find out where they are placed and who will take top spot at a gala dinner on November 2 in Dublin. The highest ranked Northern Ireland firm last year was Belfast-based online retail company Ozaroo Retail, which was named the fourth fastest growing company in 2017.

“The Fast 50 is well established as the definitive guide to the fastest growing indigenous technology firms across the island of Ireland, said Peter Allen, partner at Deloitte.

“Yet again Northern Ireland firms have made a strong impact and this year we’re pleased to see so many companies that have featured on the list before retaining their place in the Fast 50.

“The technology sector is already an important contributor to the NI economy and Deloitte believes it has a big role to play in driving the economy forward in the years ahead, so it is encouraging to see so many innovative local companies enjoying such stellar growth.”

The Fast 50 is open to companies from across the technology spectrum, including software, hardware, communications, media, clean-tech and life sciences. Deloitte ranks them based on revenue growth over the previous four years.

Steven Cassin, MD of Belfast-based digital agency Made to Engage, which made the main listing for the second consecutive year, said: “The NI tech sector has earned a reputation for consistently delivering smart solutions and is consequently experiencing unprecedented growth.

“The Fast 50 remains an internationally acclaimed accolade and a highly sought after endorsement.”