11 Nov 2020
The Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 Awards were launched in 1998 with The Journal to celebrate the region's fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.
The first Awards was held in our boardroom but more recently we have attracted over 300 guests every October to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to what has become an annual fixture on the North East business calendar.
For obvious reasons, an event in 2020 remains off the cards, but we published the ranked list of 50 companies in The Journal on 11th November. Click here to view the list in full.
When we went back to the roots of what the Fastest 50 is about – celebrating entrepreneurialism, highlighting business success, using those who have been there and done that to act as a guiding light – we felt hearing from a range of businesses sharing their experiences could inspire others.
So we commissioned a series of articles under the banner of Inspiring Growth; talking to some of those in our business community about both their past growth and success, but also about how they have responded to the pandemic.
We hope this proves to be both inspirational and valuable for those who are facing their own business challenges. And we will continue to adapt the Fastest 50 to the circumstances in which we find ourselves, to bring encouragement, positivity and inspiration to the business communities that we serve.