Wednesday, 24th November 2009 – Daft.ie, Ireland’s largest property website, has today announced that it has been ranked 8th on this year’s Technology Fast 500 list, Deloitte’s ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Deloitte’s Fast 500 rankings are based on the percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five-year period from 2004 to 2008, during which Daft grew by 8,453 per cent. The awards are considered to be one of Europe’s most objective rankings for the technology, media and telecommunications industries and are open to both public and private sector. This year companies from 26 countries were included on the ranking. Daft.ie is the only Irish company to be ranked in the top 10.
Daft credits its growth to a continued focus on innovation, commitment to delivering the highest standard of customer care and a talented team of employees. Eamonn Fallon, CEO, Daft.ie said, “It is extremely gratifying to accept this award which is a fantastic achievement given the current challenges in today’s property market. This is a testament to the hard work and commitment from each member of our team.”
David O’Flanagan, partner with Deloitte Dublin said, “Daft has achieved significant success despite the challenges in the property sector. It shows that innovative companies will always win through.”
Daft was founded in 1997 and has grown to become Ireland’s largest property website with over 1.2 million monthly unique visitors. It recently expanded its business into Northern Ireland with the launch of Daft.com and already has almost 25% of properties for sale or rent advertised on the site. Daft Media also owns two other property related websites, Rent.ie and Property.ie.
In addition to ranking on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA list, Daft achieved the top spot on the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Daft also topped the Fast 50 Rising Star category two years ago.
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About Daft Media Ltd
Daft Media is one of Ireland’s largest online media groups. Founded in 1997, its flagship title, Daft.ie, is Ireland’s largest property website with over 1.2 million monthly unique visitors. It also owns three other property related websites, Rent.ie , Property.ie and Let.ie. In 2008, Daft Media invested in Boards.ie, Ireland’s largest community website and Adverts.ie, a social classifieds website. In May 2009, Daft Media launched Daft.com, a property website focused on the Northern Ireland market. The combined audience of all the websites in the group totals over 2 million unique visitors per month.
About The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme is the region’s most objective industry-ranking standard to focus on the technology field. It was created in 2000 to recognize the effort and dedication of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in EMEA and includes all areas of technology, from Internet to biotechnology, from medical and scientific to computers/hardware. It includes both public and private companies. The awards, which have been running in EMEA for seven years, are based on five-year average percentage revenue growth. Frequently asked questions are answered on www.fast500emea.com. Details of the winning companies including breakdowns by country, industry sector and ranking will be available at www.fast500emea.com after the event, or please contact us (see below) if you need information in advance. This year the program has been supported by UK Trade & Investment.
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