The 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards was held as an interactive virtual event on 19 May 2021. Secretary of State for Business Kwasi Kwarteng, and Josh Bayliss, CEO of Virgin Group, gave welcomes, and Sir Richard Branson took part in a Q&A with guests.
Our 280 guests heard from our keynote speakers about managing rapid growth, responding post-pandemic, and international expansion.
John Collingridge, deputy business editor, The Sunday Times, led a Q&A, including questions from our guests.
Guests then took part in small, virtual breakout discussion groups, sharing their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges for their companies post-pandemic.
All companies on the league table received an award certificate, and sponsors presented eight special awards for excellence.
The event was co-hosted by Hamish Stevenson, founder of Fast Track, and by our sponsors, Virgin, BDO, DHL Express, N+1 Singer, Charles Russell Speechlys and The Office Group (TOG); and our media partner The Sunday Times.
The best networking and growth company event in the UK - bar none!! Humphrey Cobbold, chief executive, PureGym
Great to be amongst so many highly motivated business people. A true inspiration Peter Harris, co-founder & development director, Hotel Chocolat
The best award we have ever won. Amazing opportunities and network it opens up Matthew Lee, co-founder & director, Shopper Media Group
Fast Track 100 is the Oscars of growing companies. It provides instant credibility and has been a badge of honour for Vardags Ayesha Vardag, founder & president, Vardags
An amazing opportunity to take a breath, get perspective and go away with new ideas Tom Warner, co-founder & director, Warner's Distillery