Nine Northern Ireland firms make Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 list

Nine businesses from across Northern Ireland have made it onto this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list.

ame day grocery delivery company Buymie emerged as the fastest growing technology company in this year’s awards. The company, which delivers groceries from Lidl, Dunnes Stores and Woodies in Ireland in as little as one hour, expanded into the UK earlier this year. Buymie has seen growth of 6,903% in the last four years.
And Belfast fintech company Lightyear ranking the highest. joined eight other businesses from Northern Ireland on the prestigious list, coming in at number 11.

The list celebrates the innovation and entrepreneurship in Ireland’s indigenous technology sector by ranking the fastest growing technology companies based on revenue growth over a four-year period.

Other Northern Ireland firms included AquaQ Analytics, Datactics, Fibrus Networks, Foods Connected, Locate a Locum, SciLeads, Totalmobile and WorkPal.

“I would like to congratulate all the companies listed this year, in particular the nine from Northern Ireland. As the business and economic environment becomes more complex, it is encouraging to see that the technology sector has continued to show great resilience, innovation and tenacity,” Aisléan Nicholson, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 programme partner in Belfast, said.

“This year’s ranking shows growth across a broad range of sectors with companies coming up with innovative solutions to address changing consumer and business demands.”

The average revenue of companies featured in the ranking was around €10m, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was 594%.

In addition to announcing the ranking of the Fast 50 companies, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards included a number of special award categories. That includes:

Scale Up Award in association with Scale Ireland
Winner: MCO

Innovative New Technology Award in association with Google
Winner: Thinscale

Impact Award in association with Meta
Winner: TEKenable

Advocate for Women in Technology Award in association with Indeed
Winner: Andrea Reynolds, CEO Swoop Funding

Alumni Award
Winner: TransferMate


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