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Launched in 1998, the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 Awards celebrate outstanding business achievement in the North East, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

Each year we objectively compile lists of the 50 privately-owned, profitable organisations that have seen the biggest average annual growth rate in their turnover in each of these three regions. We then crown the fastest growing small, medium, large and overall company at our Awards ceremonies.

Growing businesses are the lifeblood of the economy and we want their efforts to be recognised and celebrated on a wider scale, which is exactly what the Fastest 50 does.

The Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards were held on Friday 10th May at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Next up is the North East Fastest 50 Awards, taking place on Friday 11th October at Baltic, Gateshead.

Keep checking back for all the latest updates. Follow #Fastest50 on Twitter and LinkedIn for all the latest news.

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  • "I’m stunned and completely over the moon to have won this award. This is a big accolade. The company is only four years old and it’s been a great journey with many sacrifices along the way, but things like this make it worthwhile."

    John Keary, Managing Director of Candour Logistics
  • “It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s a great thing for us to be recognised as one of the fastest-growing businesses and just knowing how much we have contributed to the overall growth of the region is very impressive and it’s great to be part of it."

    Anastassia Davidzenka, VP Professional Services at Godel Technologies
  • “This win was very unexpected I have to say. It’s a very good company that we work for and I’ve worked for some unique companies in the past, but this one is a family business, that is family-run with family values which is a big difference for me and I think it’s well worth the award. Our people are absolutely over the moon – they are so happy with this award win."

    Darren Farthing, Operations Manager at Antala Ltd

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