Now in its 12th year, the CRN Fast50 recognises the fastest-growing companies in the Australian IT channel, based on year-on-year revenue growth. After an entry and judging process running from August to November, we reveal the top 50 companies at a major awards ceremony in Sydney in November 2020.
By adhering to a strictly numbers-based formula, we have ensured that the CRN Fast50 continues to earn respect and recognition as the only awards program in the Australian technology industry that truly recognises the best businesses based on hard numbers.
The 2019 CRN Fast50
And here they are, the 2019 CRN Fast50!
It's our pleasure to present the 2019 CRN Fast50, our tenth annual recognition of Australian IT companies that achieve remarkable growth.
This year we have a big mix of companies from across Australia, with skills in managed services, consulting, software development, networking, security, integration, infrastructure, data centre services, telecommunications and more.
Many companies listed are new businesses that started up just a few years ago and hit the ground running, but there are also others that have been in the same business for a decade or more.
Here we list every company in the CRN Fast50 this year.
We’ve also profiled the top 10 performers, who share a little bit more about their businesses and the secrets to their success, you can find these by browsing the articles section.
|Rank||Company||State||FY 18/19 revenue||FY 18/19 growth in percent|
|Editor's Award for most significant business||5G Networks||VIC||$51,155,000||846|
|10||Enable Professional Services||VIC||$25,344,946||79|
|15||TechConnect IT Solutions||QLD||$8,250,519||67|
|17||Alcorn Security Group||QLD||$5,083,697||65|
|25||Over the Wire||QLD||$79,589,000||49|
|27||Kettering Professional Services||QLD||$3,458,015||47|
|37||Thomas Peer Solutions||VIC||$6,790,628||38|
|39||The Missing Link Security||NSW||$19,531,362||35|
|42||Known (t/a Burst SMS)||NSW||$14,108,979||32|
|43||Finxl Professional Services||NSW||$212,284,278||31|
|44||Commander Centre Sydney East||NSW||$3,074,053||26|
|45||Tech Help Direct||QLD||$2,005,335||24|
|46||ITtelligent Consulting Services||VIC||$3,692,424||23|
CRN created three new awards for 2019. One is the Marathon Runners award, which celebrates companies that have made the Fast50 three years in a row. This year's winners were:
Another new award was the Young Leaders award, given to the youngest CEOs whose companies made the Fast50.
The winner was Mikel Wellsmore from Elevate Technology.
The next four-youngest CEOs were
Our third new award was the Women Leading Growth Award, won by Rajitha Rajasingham from Oreta.
CRN also honoured Victoria Kluth from Araza and Karen Drewitt from The Missing Link in this category.
CRN also made the following awards:
Icon Award, to the company 2019 Fast50 companies vote as having made the most significant contribution to the Australian channel: mwave.
Leader Award, to the Fast50 company with the largest revenue: FinXL Professional Services.
All-Stars, for companies making at least a fifth appearance in the Fast50. The following companies qualified as All-Stars: