First place in Deloitte's Fast 50

Abcam's winning ways reached new heights after it secured two awards in the space of a month. Appearing in Deloite's Regional Technology Fast 50 league table for the third consecutive year, Abcam topped the table on the strength of sales that grew 7,200% between 1999 and 2003. Less than a month previously, Abcam had, for the second year, been ranked as one of Britain's fastest growing technology companies in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100.