One of the largest business awards schemes in the UK and Ireland, the Deloitte Technolgy Fast 50 awards, are being revealed this month. These awards recognised the fifty fastest growing technology companies across five regional categories. For the awards announcement, each of the 50 companies in each regional category is ranked according to their growth. For the Scotland region, the rankings were announced at Edinburgh's International Conference Centre on 3rd December, with ProSraken Group plc taking top spot and TotalPDA Ltd taking the Rising Star Award. Rankings for the London and Southern Region Fast 50 Awards 2005 were announced at London's Cafe Royal on 8th December, with Trigold taking the top ranking and S2S Ltd taking top spot in the Rising Star Awards. The Midlands and North region held its awards ceremony at the Mere Golf & Country Club on 10th November. In previous years the awards were split across separate North and Midlands regions. For the 2005 awards, in addition to the Fast 50 listings and Rising Star awards, this regional category also offered awards for Sustained Development and Community Investment. Rankings for the Eastern Region will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Cambridge Belfry Hotel on 30th November. A combined Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland category, titled the Ireland Fast 50, has been running for six years and will announce the rankings of its finalists at a ceremony at the BBC (Blackstock House) in Belfast on 24th November. With a total of at least 250 fast-rising technology companies listed among its winners, the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards are self-generating in terms of publicity for both the organising company (consulting group Deloitte) and the finalists. Smart moves all round.