Chess Ranked in 2006 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Chess has announced that it ranked Number 135 on the 2006 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years, from 2001–2005. Chess grew 885 percent during this period.

Being included on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA is a significant achievement. In its 6th year, the program ranks the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa, highlighting both established and emerging companies.

Chess’ Chief Executive, David Pollock credits the hard work and determination of its people and Chess’ innovative approach to business, with the company’s 885% revenue growth over the past five years. “2006 was a great year for Chess,” he said. “We are driven towards growth by the focus and commitment of everyone in our business on our vision for the future. Being included in 2006 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is a great achievement for Chess on an international scale. Proud as we are, however, of our past successes we are excited about what is yet to come in 2007 and beyond. We look forward to remaining in the list in the years to come.”

“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry,” said Eric Morgain, partner in charge of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA program. “We congratulate Chess on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA.”

In addition to ranking on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Chess ranked 28th on the UK & Ireland Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the UK & Ireland.

Overall, companies that ranked on the 2006 Technology Fast 500 had an average growth rate of 1,396 percent.