Fast Track was founded in 1997 by CEO Hamish Stevenson with The Sunday Times as media partner. He secured sponsorship from Sir Richard Branson for his research fellowship in entrepreneurship at Oxford University, where he completed his doctorate and remains an associate fellow. With the help of lots of people, entrepreneurs and sponsors, Fast Track has developed into the thriving network it is today.
Our first Fast Track 100 league table of the fastest-growing sales featured ARM Holdings with sales of just £17m, which sold to SoftBank for £24.4bn in 2016. Our other private company league tables rank the UK’s fastest-growing tech firms, companies with the fastest-growing sales, profits and international sales; and we also rank the leading mid-market companies and those with the biggest sales.