We were very excited last night to hear that we ranked Number 1 in the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland!
The Fast 50 programme, now in its tenth year in Ireland, ranks the fastest-growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland based on average percentage revenue growth over five years.
The awards took place in Clontarf Castle and industry figures speaking at the event included Paul Rellis, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland; Michael Dwyer, Founder and CEO, Empathy Marketing Limited (Pigsback.com); and Jim Sloane, Lead Technology Partner and Vice Chairman, Deloitte UK.
In 2007 Daft.ie was awarded the Fast 50 Rising Star Award which recognises young companies with the fastest growth in turnover, so we were pretty made up to have ranked first in the fast 50 this year. All the credit for this award has to go to our team at Daft.ie who work very, very hard to make us the very, very best site we can be.
Needless to say there was a few fizzy pops had by all to celebrate last night - so there are lots of tired heads in Daft towers today. But we were pretty well behaved … we even brought our award (and our CTO) home in one piece!
We would also like to congratulate all the other winners on the night.
Details of the final Technology Fast 50 ranking list are available to download at www.fast50.ie.