Who is eligible?
In order to be included in the ranking your company must meet the following criteria:
- Revenue of at least 100,000 Euro1 generated in 2014.
- Revenue of at least 1.5 million Euro1 generated in 2017.
- Be independent (the applying company is not a subsidiary or branch office of another company).
- Be headquartered in Europe.2
- The revenue growth between 2014 and 2017 was primarily organic (i.e. “internally” stimulated)
- Have not experienced share price irregularities in the past 12 months3
1 Currency value equivalent as of 31/12/14 and 31/12/2017
2 Eligible to participate are all companies from these countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
3 FT and Statista will discuss if companies shall be excluded that are stock-listed and have experienced share price irregularities in the past 12 months. For example, companies may be excluded if their share price drops 25% over that period.
Why should my company participate?
New business opportunities: An inclusion in the list of the FT 1000 is a visible and public acknowledgement of your company’s performance that extends far beyond your specific industry and country. It will also generate attention for your business on the part of potential partners, customers, and investors around the world.
Employer branding: Corporate growth usually generates demand for new employees. Being featured in the high-profile ranking of the FT 1000 will not only increase awareness of you as an employer, it also gives potential employees an understanding of your company’s future potential.
Effective media coverage: The ranking will be covered in a special report, a supplement within a weekday edition of the FT newspaper and on FT.com. While the full ranking will be published online, FT reporters will focus on particularly interesting companies, sectors and trends in the articles of a special report that will appear in both print and on FT.com.
Reputation: All companies that make it into the list may use the award logo for marketing purposes.1
Access to more than one million facts: All participants that provide us with data on their revenue will receive a free two-week Statista Corporate Test-Account as a thank you – irrespective of whether or not they are among the top 1,000 companies.
1 The use of the label and the word-and-image logo “FT 1000 - Europe's Fastest Growing Companies 2019“ for marketing purposes is subject to a one-off payment of a licence fee. Inclusion in the ranking, however, is completely free of charge.