Countdown begins for 2019 Manchester Fastest 50 Awards - Business Leader News

Countdown begins for 2019 Manchester Fastest 50 Awards

The countdown is on for the Manchester Fastest 50 Awards: the definitive list of the region’s fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

Fastest 50, devised by Ward Hadaway and backed for the first time by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and University of Salford Business School, recognises outstanding achievements and growth of companies across the region.

Fastest 50 will compile a list of the privately-owned, profit-making businesses which have seen the biggest annual growth rate in their turnover, verified using information from Companies House. This A to Z list will be published on the Ward Hadaway website at the end of April, and an Awards ceremony will follow on 10th May at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

Dr Janice Allan, Interim Dean of the Salford University Business School, said: “Salford Business School is delighted to support Fastest 50 and celebrate the outstanding success of these fast-growing and profitable businesses that are driving success in the North West.

“As an industry-focused university and school we aim to work closely with business both to help them in their success and also to ensure that we are preparing our students to help contribute effectively to the next generation of growth for these firms.”

Ward Hadaway has been running Fastest 50 award schemes for companies in the North East of England every year since 1998 and for companies in Yorkshire since 2011.

Jamie Martin, Senior Partner at Ward Hadaway said: “I’m always impressed with Manchester’s vibrant community of great entrepreneurs. The growth in this region has been truly phenomenal in recent years and it’s great to be able to hold the Fastest 50 Awards here and give thriving businesses the chance to shine.

“The Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards have been given a great reception since day one and so we are really looking forward to the 2019 awards and celebrating all that is great about business in this region.”

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