Hat Trick of Wins for Chess

Chess today announced that it has been ranked number 245 in the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, after having been ranked 31st in Deloitte’s Technology UK Fast 50 earlier this year. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years, from 2003–2007.

This announcement follows the recent news that Chess Telecom was listed 32nd in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 – ranking the 100 fastest growing technology companies in the UK based on sales growth over a 2 year period.

Chess Telecom’s inclusion on Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500 EMEA is a significant achievement. This is the third consecutive year it has been ranked on both the Deloitte and Sunday Times Fast Track/Tech Track lists demonstrating the ongoing success of its focused strategy of growth

Now in its 8th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme ranks the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa, highlighting both established and emerging companies.

“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry,” said Karel Bakkes, partner in charge of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA program. “We congratulate Chess Telecom on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region.”

“Because Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA measures sustained revenue growth over three years, being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA is an impressive achievement. Chess Telecom deserves a lot of credit for its remarkable growth.”

Chess Telecom Chief Executive, David Pollock credits the hard work and determination of its people and Chess’ innovative approach to business, with the company’s sales and revenue growth to achieve its third consecutive year in both Deloitte’s Fast 500 and The Sunday Times Fast Track/Tech Track lists.

“2008 has been another great year for Chess,” he said. “We have enjoyed considerable success with awards and to be ranked for the third year in a row in such high profile lists is testament to our commitment to the continued growth of our business. Both presentations were on the same night so it was a tough job to be in both places at once in order to collect them. Innovation is key to our strategy and in the years to come this is what will continue to drive our business forward. We have invested considerably in new technology, increasing efficiency, streamlining processes, reducing waste and stimulating future growth.”

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