How To Enter

We have already begun the search for the 2020 Wales Fast Growth 50, the annual project that celebrates the best of Welsh entrepreneurship.

First published by the Western Mail in 1999, this unique initiative has become firmly established as the list of business success which businesses across Wales aspire to. The 2020 list of the fastest growing firms in Wales will appear in a special supplement, which will be published by the Western Mail in association with Barclays bank and the University of South Wales.


Assuming that social distancing issues can be overcome, there will also be a 22nd Anniversary dinner to celebrate over two decades of the Wales Fast Growth 50, which will be held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff on Friday October 23rd 2020. This event has become one of the most prestigious in the Welsh business calendar and, yet again, promises to be a showcase of the best of Welsh enterprise for all attending. Awards will be presented to the fastest growing firms in each of the key sectors of the Welsh economy, as well as individual awards for sustainable long term growth.


To be eligible for a place on the Fast Growth 50 list, firms must:


- Have had sales of at least £250,000 in 2017

- Be an independent and privately held business (not a branch plant or wholly own subsidiary of a non-Welsh based company)

- Be based in Wales


Rankings will be based on percentage growth of revenues from 2017 to 2019 and the closing date for entries is July 31st 2020. 


The Fast Growth 50 project is dependent on receiving completed entries and information from companies that are then verified by Companies House data or through the firm’s accountants. Without these, companies cannot be entered onto the list and data received after the closing date does not qualify. For various reasons, some companies choose not to enter the Fast Growth 50 competition and the project cannot be held responsible for their exclusion from the list. Some companies choose not to enter the Fast Growth 50 competition and the project cannot be held responsible for their exclusion from the list.


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