SL Con­trols amongst the fastest grow­ing tech firms

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

E-com­merce soft­ware com­pany xSellco has se­cured the top spot in Ire­land’s best known tech­nol­ogy growth index - the Deloitte Tech­nol­ogy Fast 50 rank­ing.

Sligo com­pany SL Con­trols Ltd achieved 30 th place in the over­all rank­ing.

SL Con­trols was Sligo’s only rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the awards.

The awards, now in their 19 th year, rank Ire­land’s fastest grow­ing tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies and recog­nise in­dige­nous tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies that have demon­strated ex­cep­tional growth in turnover in the last four years.

eShopWorld, hav­ing topped the rank­ing for the pre­vi­ous three years, con­tin­ued its im­pres­sive run by achiev­ing sec­ond po­si­tion in the 2018 rank­ing.

Cu­mu­la­tively, the 2018 Fast 50 win­ners gen­er­ated ap­prox­i­mately €2.5 bil­lion in to­tal an­nual rev­enues in 2017.

The av­er­age rev­enue of com­pa­nies fea­tured in the rank­ing was ap­prox­i­mately €50 mil­lion, while the av­er­age growth rate of the com­pa­nies over the last four years was 373%.

Com­pared with last year, there are 17 new com­pa­nies on the rank­ing. 12 of these are first-time en­trants, while five com­pa­nies have re-en­tered the list, hav­ing fea­tured in pre­vi­ous years.

Ab­bVie was recog­nised for mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the bio­pharma in­dus­try at the recent Pharma In­dus­try Awards as the com­pany took the ‘Bio­pharma Com­pany of the Year’ and the ‘Health and Safety’ tro­phies. (L-r) Ann-Marie Ward (Ab­bVie Manorhamil­ton Road) ; An­drew Shaw (Ab­bVie Ci­ty­west); Dar­ragh Pat­twell (Ab­bVie, Manorhamil­ton Road); rep­re­sen­ta­tive from cat­e­gory spon­sor, Kuehne +Nagel; Jens Buch­wald (Ab­bVie, Cork ); and Peter Mo­ran (Ab­bVie, Manorhamil­ton Road).

Pic­tured at the 2018 Deloitte Tech­nol­ogy Fast 50 Awards which took place on Fri­day last are David Shana­han of Deloitte and Shane Lough­lin of SL Con­trols.

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