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The Ward Hadaway North West Fastest 50 Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the region's fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

The Awards are our way to celebrate the businesses that keep the region thriving. They are the heroes of the North West economy and the ones projecting a story of sustained growth in tough times through innovation, efficiency and skills.

We can now reveal the 2021 Ward Hadaway North West Fastest 50.

Congratulations to ME Group who were crowned the North West’s fasting growing company overall, as well as taking the fastest growing large business (turnover £30m+) title.

Property Alliance Group won the award for the fastest growing medium-sized business (turnover £10-£30m), whilst Ice Communications were named fastest growing small business (turnover under £10m).

Click below to find out more about our Fastest 50 companies, and how they ranked.

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

Our winners

  • We are delighted to have won the North West Fastest Growing Business Award. Since its inception in 2017, ME Group has achieved continued strong growth and this award is testament to the hard work and commitment of everybody in our business… We look forward to a very exciting future.

    Rob Cooper, Chief Executive of ME Group
  • We are absolutely delighted and honoured to be crowned the 2021 Fastest Growing Small Business in the North West. To be able to be say that we are at the pinnacle when there are so many other great businesses in the area is truly humbling. Why have we won this? Due to our amazing people. This win proves that investing in people leads to happy and motivated employees, which in turn leads to happy customers and we are striving to make this the norm within our business.

    Mohammed Ahmed, Group Finance Director of Ice Communications

Our other awards

Fastest 50 North East

Launched in 1998 with The Journal, the North East Fastest 50 Awards celebrate the region's fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

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Fastest 50 Yorkshire

Launched in 2010, the Yorkshire Fastest 50 Awards celebrate the region's fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

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