FarmWizard named as one of the Fastest Growing Technology companies in Ireland
FarmWizard the online herd management service today announced that it had been ranked 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 a number of years.
Terry Canning, FarmWizard company founder, attributed the company’s 400% growth over the past 6 years to Constant Innovation. “FarmWizard has led the way in cloud computing since being launched in 2005. We have constantly attempted to utilise the latest in technology advances to make it easier for livestock farmers to maintain records.” He said.
“Most recently the company has launch a range of “app” software which
runs on all modern smartphones and tablets and allows livestock farmers
to access animal information directly on their phones without the need
to access a computer” He added.
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, David Crawford, Partner with Deloitte Belfast 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 companies from across Northern Ireland 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.