e-Celtic attributes its fast growth to delivering quality and certainty in technology.
Dublin, 21.11.2012 — e-Celtic today announced that it ranked number 10th in the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years and are benchmarked against thousands of companies in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
e-Celtic’s CEO, Subir Mukherjee, credits a passionate team and hard work for being able to deliver the company’s growth over the past five years. He said, “ensuring we have the best team in place and one step ahead of others in our technical processes has been our recipe for success”.
The Fast 50 programme, now in its thirteenth year in Ireland, ranks the fastest growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This year, there are 15 companies from Northern Ireland in the ranking. The average growth rate of the Fast 50 companies named in this year’s ranking is 556%.
Announcing the winners of the Technology Fast 50 programme, Richard Howard, Partner with Deloitte, Dublin said: “Each year, we are considerably enthused by the resilience and tenacity of the indigenous technology sector as they demonstrate high levels of growth amidst challenging economic times. One of the key drivers of this growth has been their ability to capitalise on international markets. Many Irish companies now have an increased focus on international expansion as a way to drive sustainable growth. The indigenous technology sector has been a trailblazer in this regard – some of our most successful technology companies have long been internationalising their IP and reaping the rewards. It’s encouraging to observe that so many of our Fast 50 winning companies are seeking to exploit both local and global markets to their best advantage.”
The awards took place in the Guinness Storehouse on Friday 16 November. Dr Chris Horn, co-founder and former CEO Iona Technologies, was keynote speaker at the event. Details of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking list are available to download at www.fast50.ie.
Deloitte’s 1,200 people in Dublin, Cork and Limerick provide audit, tax, consulting, and corporate finance services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.
e-Celtic is an IT services company focused on web development, online marketing, software development and business process outsourcing. Founded in 2002, e-Celtic has a client list of Bank of Ireland, Irish Red Cross, and Cullen Cleaning. Other blue chip clients include ESB, Irish Dairy Board, and a host of digital agencies across Europe. Our mission is to deliver certainty and quality in our work and partner with companies to achieve their business goals by making their information more accessible. Recent projects include the development of a financial education platform, facilitates management application and a global digital marketing strategy. Achieving growth without any external investment, the company has grown exponentially since 2006 and has expanded outside of Ireland to have a global presence with three international offices.
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