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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. We now attract over 300 guests every October to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to what has become an annual fixture on the North East business calendar.

NBT Integrated Services took home a double win at the Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 Awards 2018. The Newcastle-based company won the awards for fastest growing medium business and overall fastest growing business.

Designer menswear retailer END. were named fastest growing large business and traffic management solution provider Total Resources (UK) Limited were crowned fastest growing small business.

The 2019 Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 Awards will take place on Friday 11th October. Keep checking back for updates and follow #Fastest50 on Twitter and LinkedIn for all the latest news.

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North East Fastest 50 Awards 2018

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  • “This award is an amazing accolade for the team around me. I recognise now how tough growth is and I’m truly thankful for them sticking by me, and developing most of my often random ideas. There were some brilliant people and companies in the Fastest 50 list, so I’m just humbled to be here.”

    Toby Bridges, CEO of NBT Group
  • “It’s a huge credit to our team, their focus, creativity and energy that we have been able deliver such strong results. It’s great to see this recognised through this award.”

    Mark Fleetwood, Finance Director of END.
  • “What a fantastic achievement in today’s climate which is all down to good staff, everyone working together, everyone pulling together and providing a fantastic service for our customers.

    Les Thompson, Managing Director of Total Resources (UK) Limited