Feeds

Deloitte & Touche hunts for top 50 UK IT growth firms

VCs get the DTs

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Accountancy firm Deloitte & Touche has launched nationwide awards scheme to find the fifty fastest growing UK technology companies. The Fast 50 programme aims to "highlight and reward" the fastest performing companies in the sector. The bad news for the winners is that they get a plaque and the opportunity to attend a conference in the US - rather than cash. Deloitte & Touche has highlighted the IT, biotech and telecoms industries as areas of rapid growth, and claims that the awards scheme will enable it to get a snapshot of how fast these sectors are developing, and whether the world of finance can do more to help them grow rapidly. "There is a problem in the UK with venture capital funding," said Mike Berners Lee, national programme director for The Fast 50. "Its very hard for fast growing companies that need up to £1 million - once they get to a certain size they have to go to the US." Berners Lee said the results might make the UK VC industry take more interest in the high-tech sector, and look at more innovative methods of funding. Companies eligible for the Fast 50 must have been in business for three years, and will be ranked on percentage growth in turnover between 1995 and 1997. There is no size restriction and the parent company must be UK-owned. Details on Deloitte ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.