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Congratulations on ranking in the Fastest 50 list for 2023!

Welcome to the Fastest 50 hub and a huge congratulations to you and your business on achieving such phenomenal growth.

Since 1998, Ward Hadaway and The Journal have joined forces each year to celebrate outstanding business achievement from across the North East.

We do this by compiling a list of the region’s 50 fastest growing businesses based on analysis of turnover growth at Companies House – and your business has made this year’s list!

The Fastest 50 ceremony will take place on 13th October at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

There we will reveal, the Fastest 50 list for the very first time and awards will be presented to the Fastest Growing Small, Medium and Large businesses – as well as to the overall winner – the Fastest Growing Business in the North East for 2023.

On this page you can find out more about the Fastest 50 and what happens next.

Attend the Awards

As one of this year's Fastest 50 businesses, we warmly invite you and your colleagues to join us at the BALTIC
Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle on Friday 13 October from 12pm - 2pm
as we celebrate the region's thriving business community.

Register to attend

What is Fastest 50 all about?

Fastest 50 criteria

The Fastest 50 list is objectively compiled using data sourced from Companies House and ranked by the biggest average annual growth in turnover.

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History of the Fastest 50

For over 20 years, the Fastest 50 has celebrated the success and achievements of hundreds of businesses across the North West, North East and Yorkshire.

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Ward Hadaway Fastest 50

Verify your figures

Don't forget to verify your turnover and pre-tax profit figures, as shown in the table sent to you via email. This ensures that the data we have, and your ranking in the Fastest 50 list is accurate.

To do this please email

Previous Fastest 50 businesses

Submit your logo

Please provide an up to date company logo and a short business description, for inclusion in our full Fastest 50 list and our presentation on the day of the awards, using the form below.

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