Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It's Time to Inspire as Top 50 Fastest-Growing Firms Are Honoured

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It's Time to Inspire as Top 50 Fastest-Growing Firms Are Honoured

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Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD Business editor graeme.whitfield@reachplc.com

LEADING law firm Ward Hadaway has launched its annual North East Fastest 50 Awards, backed by The Journal.

The awards, now in their 22nd year, highlight the privately owned businesses enjoying rapid growth in the North East and celebrate outstanding business achievement. The Fastest 50 Awards also take place in Manchester and Leeds where Newcastle-based Ward Hadaway also has offices.

The Fastest 50 was established in 1998 to celebrate privately-owned businesses showing the strongest annualised average growth in turnover, with the aim of acknowledging the success of high-achieving companies and inspiring others to follow.

Since then, many of the region's most successful businesses have had their achievements recognised with an appearance in the annual list of the fastest growing 50 companies, with the top performers receiving awards for their efforts.

As in previous years, the 2019 Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 has been compiled and verified using publicly available information from Companies House.

The search for winners will culminate at the prestigious Fastest 50 Awards ceremony in October, which is a highlight of the regional business calendar. Awards will be presented to the fastest growing small, mediumsized and large privately-owned businesses in the North East. One of these three winners will go on to be named the overall fastest growing company in the region. Killingworth-based The NBT Group, a family-owned business with a heritage built on innovation, took the top spot last year.

Jamie Martin, senior partner at Ward Hadaway, said; "The Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 celebrates the achievements of those progressive businesses who are constantly innovating and driving change. We know that the region has some tremendous businesses that not only contribute to the economy, drive productivity and create jobs, but also make the area an exciting place in which to live and work. …

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