Cork firms fare well in Top 50

November 25th, 2017 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Presenting the FinTech award to Global Shares were, from left: David Dalton, Deloitte; Tim Houstoun, Global Shares; Clive Lennox, Silicon Valley Bank. (Photo: Jason Clarke)

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FIVE Cork-based companies have secured positions in Ireland’s best known technology growth index, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. (12), Spearline (15), Granite Digital (18), Aspira (29), and StudioForty9 (45) were all recognised at the award ceremony.

 eShopWorld has secured the top spot the ranking – for the third year in a row. 

 Meanwhile, Clonakilty firm Global Shares – a leading global provider of share plan administration software, share-dealing, global custody and financial reporting – was announced Winner of the FinTech Award at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards. 

Deloitte and Silicon Valley Bank partnered in the new FinTech Award Category to recognise Financial Services as key to Ireland’s future growth and showcase companies who are influencing this space with their technology and innovation. 

Global Shares’ achievement in winning the award will not only raise its profile but also help the company to scale and evolve by providing support from both Deloitte and Silicon Valley Bank on a global scale. 

Part of the prize includes a trip for Global Shares to Silicon Valley in the USA, tailored to suit the company’s growth trajectory and meetings with key investors, strategic partners and prospects.

Global Shares chief executive Tim Houstoun, said the award  was a tremendous endorsement of what GlobalShares had achieved in recent years. 

‘Global Shares offers great technology supported by great people delivering excellent service in the highly specialised global share plan administration arena,’ said Mr Houstoun,

‘We offer clients the most modern equity plan management software in the world as well as an exceptional online experience, unrivalled functionality and a fully customisable solution to meet their specific needs,’ he said.

He added: ‘We are at a key point in our growth cycle and have undertaken significant restructuring & recruitment in recent months to meet the changing needs of our business.’ 

 The awards, now in their 18th year, rank Ireland’s fastest growing tech companies and recognises indigenous tech companies that have had exceptional growth in turnover in the last four years.

 Details of the final ranking list are at

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