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The Ward Hadaway North West Fastest 50 for 2023 was revealed on 9th June.

Held in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the Ward Hadaway North West Fastest 50 Awards honour the region’s fastest growing, privately owned businesses for 2023!

Congratulations to Hologic Ltd who were crowned the North West’s Fastest Growing Business for 2023, as well as taking the Fastest Growing Large Business (turnover over £30m) title. Apparel Brands Limited won the award for the Fastest Growing Medium Business (turnover between £10m and £35m), whilst Jamieson Contracting (North West) Limited were named Fastest Growing Small Business (turnover less than £10m).

2023 marks 10 years of Fastest 50 and we are delighted to reveal this incredible line-up of businesses. Collectively, these 50 regional powerhouses are projecting a story of sustained growth in tough times through innovation, efficiency and skills. They really are the heroes of the region’s economy!

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

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Watch highlights from the 2023 North West Fastest 50 Awards


This year's winners

  • ... it’s amazing to be recognised for the vital work we do to help healthcare professionals provide quality, person-centred care. We can’t quite believe we’re the overall fastest growing business in the region – we’re thrilled.

    James O’Sullivan, site director at Hologic
  • What a great achievement to be named the fastest growing medium sized business of 2023. It is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of our entire team... This award motivates us to continue to innovate as we shape the future of the apparel industry.

    Peter Wood, CEO of Apparel Brands
  • Winning the fastest growing small business award is a proud moment for our family-run company. Our success is down to the talent and dedication of our incredible team and it’s brilliant to be recognised for our hard work.

    Andrew Jamieson, Managing Director of Jamieson Contracting

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 2011, the Yorkshire Fastest 50 Awards celebrate the region's fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

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