It is heartening to see that 9 technology companies in Northern Ireland have been named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for 2023. The 50 companies on the list have proven to be the fastest growing tech companies across the whole of Ireland, based on revenue growth over the last 4 years.
The Top NI Tech Company Was Named As Syndeo
Swoop, a global business finance and savings platform, was at the top of the list, with the top Northern Irish tech company being conversational AI solutions provider Syndeo, who are based in Belfast. They came in at number 3. The other NI companies on this prestigious list were Catagen, Fibrus, Lightyear, LocateaLocum, MetaCompliance, PlotBox, SciLeads, and Totalmobile.
Northern Ireland Is A Hub For Creative Homegrown Tech Companies
In an article in the Belfast Telegraph 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.”
To Be Recognised By Deloitte Is A Huge Source Of Pride
And in the same article Catherine Ewings, chief operating officer of Syndeo, said:
“The rapid scale up and expansion of Syndeo is a testament to the incredible talent, brilliance and hard work of our team.
“To be recognised by Deloitte for our innovation and growth is a huge source pride which has boosted employee morale and instilled a great sense of accomplishment. It is an honour to be in such an elite group of companies within the Irish technology sector.”
The fact that so many technology companies are thriving here can only auger well for the future, as tech is going to be such a huge growth area over the course of the next decade or so. It looks like the development of AI is going to change the business landscape just as much as the advent of the internet did. We should be in for an exciting ride!