Fast Movers SA
The countdown is on until the 'relaunch' of Fast Movers in South Australia in 2016. Fast Movers is an iconic event for South Australian businesses, recognising the fastest growing business in this State since 2005.
In 2005, BDO and in-business embarked on a partnership that for 10 years recognised some of South Australia’s most innovative, smart and fastest growing enterprises.
Back then (2005), we didn’t know the longevity of the commitment, or if the program would work, but we had a vision, a vision to provide a program that would inspire South Australian business to grow, and recognise those that were succeeding!
The Fast Movers is more than a competition; it is an index of South Australian business success stories for that year.
In 2016, Fast Movers takes on another role, recognition of brand South Australia, as BDO enters a new partnership with Brand SA and media partners, News Corp, Channel 9 and 5AA. Along with our other major supporters Kain C+C, Australian Institute of Business and Emirates, we look forward to refreshing the business community with stories of positivity and enthusiasm, reigniting the passion for doing business in South Australia.
Author: Rudy Pieck, Chairman, BDO SA
We are always excited by the passion and enthusiasm of Fast Movers not only about their businesses, but doing business in this State. When we hear from the CEO’s or Owner/Managers in their interviews or review the insights, year on year, they inspire us, they drive us to be better. Their optimism is contagious!
When you delve into the stories, you are taken on a journey, a growth journey, sometimes not pretty, but always very interesting. They inspire you to grow your own business, grow fast, of if not grow, improve significantly.
With fast growth comes opportunity, but also challenges and, inevitably, change. It isn’t easy, for Fast Movers, in fact, it is difficult. The openness to share these challenges, to discuss indepth the issues surrounding business, so others can learn is refreshing. As a Fast Mover it does not mean you are immune to failure, in fact, over three-quarters of Fast Movers over the 10 years could tell you about a time they thought they may fail in business, but didn’t.
We have learnt a lot from working with Fast Movers, the Fast Mover insights have shaped the way we work with our own entrepreneurial clients. Identifying opportunity to change, or improve, the way we work internally or how we listen and support our clients. We have been proud to see many of our clients recognised as Fast Movers; there recognition has been one of my favourite parts of our involvement.
For BDO, our support for Fast Movers has always been aligned to our commitment to supporting businesses to grow and succeed in South Australia.
Congratulations to all of the Fast Movers recognised over the last 10 years. We look forward to meeting the future Fast Movers of this great State!
Author: Steve Fimmano, Lead Partner - Private Clients, BDO