27 November 2020, Darwin, Australia
— Darwin-based software company, 企鹅电竞, was announced Australia’s 28th fastest-growing company of 2020 at Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 awards ceremony streamed online Thursday evening.
Now in its twentieth year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program ranks the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Australia, based on percentage revenue growth over three years. Winners are recognised as being forward thinking and innovative technology companies in sectors such as software, communications and clean energy.
企鹅电竞, a job management app for trade contractors and mobile service businesses, was founded in 2010 by father-and-son duo Kim and Ben Ford. The pair developed the app after taking over a locksmithing business and struggling to optimise its day-to-day operations and paperwork. Ten years on, 企鹅电竞 is used by small businesses around the world and continues to grow, recording 248% growth in the last three years.
企鹅电竞 CEO, Ben Ford, reflected on 企鹅电竞’s beginnings and growth “It’s crazy looking back at how far we’ve come. It just goes to show that if you solve real problems for your customers, and completely focus on their success, your own success will follow.”
Technology Fast 50 Leader, Deloitte Partner Josh Tanchel, said: “Let’s face it, 2020 has not been a normal year. The winning list in 2020 highlights that the COVID-crisis has continued to accelerate the disruption of traditional industries. The rise of businesses that have successfully harnessed technology is clear. Every company nominated this year has shown great resilience and resourcefulness. We’re delighted that despite the extraordinary circumstances, so many Australian tech companies are continuing to experience growth. Deloitte congratulates all of those companies that made the list in 2020 and we look forward to tracking their ongoing progress in the years ahead.”
Supported by the ASX, National Australia Bank and DLA Piper Australia, the awards are in their twentieth year and provide international recognition for Australian innovation, with the winners gaining automatic entry into the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 program.
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企鹅电竞 is an app for trade contractors & mobile service businesses like electricians, plumbers, locksmiths & cleaners. With powerful scheduling, communication, job notes & photos, automation, invoicing & on-site payments, 企鹅电竞 frees field service businesses from paperwork to run a more productive, professional operation, and enjoy a better lifestyle. For more information visit https://www.servicem8.com/
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50:
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia program is a unique platform that recognises and profiles fast growing technology companies in any sector. Now in its 20th year, the program ranks the 50 fastest growing public or private technology companies, based on percentage revenue growth over three years.
Sponsored by ASX, DLA Piper and NAB, the program not only celebrates the success of Australia’s fastest growing technology companies, but provides opportunities to connect with potential investors, and helps put them on the map – both domestically and globally. And by making Australia’s top 50, companies are automatically nominated for Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500.
For a full list of winners and further information on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia program, go to www.tech50.com.au