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Nine NI firms on list of fastest-growing tech businesses on island of Ireland

Published on 1 December 2023

Nine companies from across Northern Ireland have made it onto the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for 2023.

The programme ranks the 50 fastest-growing technology companies based on revenue growth over a four-year period.

At an awards ceremony in Dublin, global business finance and savings platform Swoop was named the fastest-growing technology business across the island of Ireland.

The top-placed company from Northern Ireland was Belfast-based conversational AI solutions provider Syndeo at number three.

In total, the 2023 Fast 50 winners generated over €3bn in total annual revenues and employed more than 8,800 people – and 15 of the companies were first-time winners.

The Northern Ireland companies on the list were Catagen, Fibrus, Lightyear, LocateaLocum, MetaCompliance, PlotBox, SciLeads, Syndeo and Totalmobile.

Aisléan Nicholson, Deloitte Fast 50 lead partner in Belfast, said: “Congratulations to all of the companies ranked this year. While it has been a challenging year for many tech businesses, Northern Ireland’s reputation as a hub for creative, homegrown technology companies continues to grow and the success of those who have made the Fast 50 demonstrates the high levels talent, ambition and ability to compete at a global level.

“The majority of the Fast 50 companies have grown their workforce and we continue to see strong growth from businesses offering services that help meet the needs of modern life, for example in AI, cleantech, sustainability, cybersecurity and health tech. Deloitte’s Fast 50 recognises this success and also the future growth ambitions of the companies.”

Source: Belfast Telegraph