Openprovider FD Gazelle for the 5th time in a row

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Openprovider is an FD Gazelle for the 5th time in a row!

We are very happy to share with you that, for the 5th time in a row, Openprovider has been awarded an FD Gazelle for being one of the 772 fastest-growing companies in the Netherlands.

The FD Gazellen Awards are annual prizes from Het Financieele Dagblad for the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. The most important criteria to qualify for the FD Gazellen Awards is a turnover growth of at least 20% over a period of three years (2017-2019 in this case).

The FD Gazelles are divided into twelve categories. Three extra prizes (the bronze, silver, and gold FD Gazelles Award) are awarded to the top three per category. The companies are first classified according to the following four regions:

  • North Region (Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe);
  • East Region (Utrecht, Overijssel and Gelderland);
  • South Region  (Zeeland, North Brabant and Limburg);
  • West Region (North & South Holland, and Flevoland).

After this first classification, companies are again classified according to the three turnover categories:

  • Small Turnover: € 250,000 to €2M;
  • Medium Sales: €2M to €10M;
  • Large Turnover: € 10M or more

As of 2018, the ranking of the FD Gazellen has changed. Revenue growth is no longer the only factor that the jury looks at. They now also take employee growth and profitability into account. The growth of the workforce (measured in FTEs) is an indicator of a contribution that a company is making to employment. Profitability (net profit on turnover) indicates to what extent a company offers added value.

Join us for the online FD Gazellen award ceremony

This year, due to the COVID-19 measures, the award ceremony will take place online. You can join the live session on Thursday, November 19 2020 at 16h CET. In this online ceremony, we will all get to know the FD Gazellen winners per region, as well as the bronze, silver, and gold FD Gazelles, the top 100 companies, and the name of the company that has won the Oryx prize for the most striking Gazelle.

We are very honored to rank on this important list of companies in the Netherlands for already five years in a row. Even with the current global pandemic circumstances, many awarded companies have been able to grow and it is a great situation to celebrate. We are also eager to know the complete list of winners. We hope to see you online on November 19th to celebrate with us.

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