The Sunday Times Fast Track 100

2015 - Fast Track 100 League Table

What is the Fast Track 100 – 2015?
The Fast Track 100 league table ranked Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales in 2015 over their latest three years.  To find out more about the research  and to view all the league tables from 1997 to 2023 click here

Sunday Times Fast Track 100 - Full 2015 Results

RankCompanyActivityLocationYear endAnnual sales rise over 3 yearsLatest sales £000sStaffComment
1GreenTech DistributionMobile phone recycler and distributorHigh WycombeFeb 15248.40%48,93620Is rolling out an in-store repairs service with Samsung and network operators
2Honest BurgersBurger restaurant operatorCentral LondonJan 15205.67%6,900252Founders financed their second restaurant in 2012 with a friends-and-family fundraiser [* Latest sales]
3Talon OutdoorMedia agencyCentral LondonDec 14194.71%7,97577Placed outdoor advertising for the latest James Bond movie
4Heck! FoodGourmet sausage producerNorth YorkshireJul 15158.82%5,67430Named after a line in the 1983 movie Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise [* Latest sales]
5Day WebsterHealthcare recruitment consultancyNortheast LondonMar 15155.62%63,696144Has more than 12,000 temporary healthcare staff on its books [* Latest sales]
6Carfinance247Vehicle finance providerManchesterJun 15148.50%9,747176Receives on average 35,000 inquiries a month for car finance [* Latest sales]
7Athena PTSElectrical engineering servicesCumbriaJul 15126.33%5,11629Has won business from clients such as EDF, Eon and BAE Systems [* Latest sales]
8G2 EnergyElectrical and civil engineerBuckinghamshireMar 15121.72%32,34860Has connected almost 1GW of renewable energy to the National Grid since 2011
9PureGymGym operatorLeedsDec 14121.19%68,631229Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy joined as an investor and adviser in June
10The Car Finance CompanyVehicle finance providerPortsmouthJun 15119.43%53,918400Finances nearly 2,000 new customers every month [†* Latest sales]
11GtechDomestic appliance manufacturerWorcestershireNov 14117.45%48,34765Has sold more than 22m domestic appliances in 19 countries
12MissguidedOnline fashion retailerManchesterMar 15115.31%87,195225Its website carries 8,000 styles and ships 280,000 items a week [* Latest sales]
13ESM PowerElectrical engineerScunthorpeApr 15113.23%9,35728Has plans to expand overseas into continental Europe and the US [* Latest sales]
14Bill’s RestaurantsRestaurant operatorCentral LondonAug 15107.98%89,9522,371Has recently opened restaurants in Trafford and Bishop's Stortford [†* Latest sales]
15Crystal Palace Football ClubFootball clubSouth LondonJun 14107.18%90,401142Has been promoted to the Premier League more times than any other football club
16Mobile Phones DirectOnline mobile phone retailerBerkshireMar 15101.35%63,58156Sells the latest mobile phone handsets from manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, and Sony
17Xercise4LessGym operatorLeedsJul 1599.44%21,798572Has 34 gyms and plans to have 100 in the UK and continental Europe by the end of 2017 [* Latest sales]
18Lily’s KitchenPet food manufacturerNorthwest LondonMar 1597.68%11,70433Its wholesome pet treats include snack bars for dogs containing wheatgrass, spirulina and kale [* Latest sales]
19AnescoEnergy efficiency consultancyReadingMar 1595.55%160,194114Claims to have helped to take more than 275,000 people out of fuel poverty
20New World Trading CompanyPub and restaurant operatorCheshireMar 1594.83%17,737347Offers a record 151 rums at its Smugglers Cove branch in Liverpool [* Latest sales]
21AlphaSightsBusiness information providerCentral LondonDec 1494.32%31,550193Conducts 1,500 projects every month across more than 100 countries
22Enra GroupSpecialist loan providerBorehamwoodDec 1490.73%16,20352Acquired the bridging lender West One Loans last year [† Latest sales]
23Iam-SoldProperty auction services providerNewcastle upon TyneOct 1489.86%8,65557Two graduates started the business with £10,000 borrowed from family and friends [* Latest sales]
24LSE Retail GroupOnline lighting retailerManchesterDec 1488.70%10,25251Develops more than 1,000 new lighting products every year
25Lioncourt HomesHousebuilder and developerWorcestershireMar 1588.64%40,12335Expects to sell about 200 homes next year
26SupernutrientsSuperfood wholesalerBathMar 1585.79%12,50627Supplies organic superfoods such as Chia seeds and goji berries to Waitrose [* Latest sales]
27Troy GroupFit-out contractorSuffolkAug 1584.08%14,74413Has renovated more than 12,000 rooms for Travelodge since 2013 [* Latest sales]
28MedicsProHealthcare recruitment consultancyEssexAug 1578.77%41,961111Acquired a new agency in August focusing on supplying GPs and practice nurses nationwide [* Latest sales]
29UK Power SolutionsUtility connection services providerGloucestershireSep 1478.05%17,00488Conducted overseas projects last year in the Caribbean, Middle East and Africa [† Latest sales]
30Oak Furniture LandFurniture retailerSwindonSep 1477.81%191,516880The founder designs most of the furniture himself
31Tangle TeezerHair products supplierSouth LondonMar 1573.01%23,1762220 brushes are sold every minute in more than 70 countries
32Andrew JamesKitchen appliance manufacturerDurhamJan 1572.28%17,54490Provided vacuum pack equipment to Sir Ranulph Fiennes on an Antarctic expedition [† Latest sales]
33Butterfly TwistsFootwear designerCentral LondonMar 1571.18%5,13430Sells its footwear in more than 50 countries, including Japan, the Philippines and Mexico [* Latest sales]
34LoafFurniture retailerCentral LondonMar 1571.05%22,10872Anew 8,000 sq ft Battersea Shack has an ice cream parlour and games room
35BrewDogBreweryAberdeenshireDec 1471.04%29,615277Once brewed the world’s strongest beer, The End of History, at 55% ABV
36Designer HabitatHomeware manufacturerManchesterJun 1570.84%21,42790Mark Januszewski started the business with a £120 loan from his brother [†* Latest sales]
37PJA DistributionMobile phone accessories distributorStockton-On-TeesMay 1570.57%7,30868Stocks gadgets such as selfie sticks alongside mobile phone accessories [* Latest sales]
38Southampton Football ClubFootball clubSouthamptonJun 1570.55%113,735302Former Saint, Charles Miller, introduced football to Brazil in 1894
39BTL PropertyResidential construction contractorSouthwest LondonApr 1570.47%7,55122Employs former military officers to challenge the disorganised small-builder stereotype [* Latest sales]
40Cult WinesWine merchantSouthwest LondonAug 1569.54%17,23216Has more than 1,600 clients in 55 countries worldwide [* Latest sales]
41CTruk GroupOffshore wind servicesEssexSep 1468.75%31,704134Secured £1m funding through the government’s Regional Growth Fund in February
42Giggling SquidRestaurant operatorGuildfordMar 1568.44%7,655300Secured a £6.4m investment from BGF last month
43VentiaServiced office providerCentral LondonApr 1568.25%9,28242Opened 7,000 sq ft of office space in Wimbledon's Old Town hall in May [* Latest sales]
44Engage PartnersRecruitment consultancyWatfordDec 1467.03%28,107102Matches teachers from around the world with more than 1,000 UK schools
45Pure Made For YouHealthy food chainCentral LondonDec 1465.17%7,766160Has 20 bicycles to deliver its seasonal, healthy food across London [* Latest sales]
46VardagsFamily law firmCentral LondonMar 1562.65%6,50648Founder Ayesha Vardag is known as "the diva of divorce" [* Latest sales]
47NatooraFresh produce supplierSoutheast LondonDec 1462.43%11,405121Supplies more than 100 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables each week [* Latest sales]
48MCCGLCCreative design agencyCentral LondonSep 1462.14%8,86835Generates 97% of its sales abroad, including trade shows in Barcelona, Berlin and Las Vegas
49Lion TrackhireTemporary roadway providerNottinghamshireMar 1561.99%15,427132Recently provided Irish National Ploughing Championships with 24km of roadway [* Latest sales]
50InstantprintOnline printerRotherhamApr 1561.97%14,412149Won a Guinness world record for the largest business card ever produced, at 3.41 sq m
51Rise Technical RecruitmentRecruitment consultancyBristolJun 1561.78%9,14773Has 290,000 engineers on its database [* Latest sales]
52Readie ConstructionConstruction contractorEssexMar 1561.56%51,56941Is constructing 1.5m sq ft of warehousing across the Midlands and southeast England [* Latest sales]
53Opus Recruitment SolutionsIT recruitment consultancyBristolDec 1461.50%25,04960Opened offices in Sydney last year and in Amsterdam and New York this year [* Latest sales] travel agentWorcestershireNov 1460.51%30,075140Encourages its travel consultants to develop their own following on social media
55Spencer OgdenRecruitment consultancyWest LondonDec 1460.23%76,794388Has placed more than 10,000 candidates in energy jobs since founding
56Pacific ProduceFruit and vegetable importerOxfordshireNov 1459.98%30,98610Distributes fruit and vegetables grown in Latin America to European customers
57Your World Recruitment GroupHealthcare recruitment consultancyCentral LondonDec 1459.13%66,820120Provides 87% of the staff it sources to the NHS
58Panther WarehousingLogistics services providerNorthamptonDec 1459.01%20,102150Chairman Wilson Barrett started the business in his spare bedroom
59CennoxATM maintenance servicesSurreyDec 1458.97%24,160386Services cash machines in every American state except Hawaii [† Latest sales]
60Liquid PersonnelRecruitment consultancyManchesterMar 1558.11%52,84778Co-founder sold his car to raise the money to start the business
61GenpowerPower equipment distributorPembrokeshireMar 1558.04%5,50042Expanded overseas to supply markets in Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana this year [* Latest sales]
62Welch & TidyHousehold goods wholesalerWest LondonDec 1458.01%26,87748Featured in a challenge on BBC's The Apprentice in 2011
634mostCredit risk analytics consultancyCentral LondonSep 1557.81%5,01350Plans to launch overseas within the next 12 months [* Latest sales]
64Energy Light BulbsLighting products supplierWest LondonMar 1557.73%5,29614Has sold about 15m energy-saving light bulbs since 2010 [* Latest sales]
65GrenadeSports nutrition developerCoventryAug 1557.14%8,40116Signs up record holders and endurance athletes to promote its sports nutrition products [* Latest sales]
66Ed’s Easy DinerRestaurant operatorCentral LondonSep 1557.10%36,500980Has plans to expand its chain to well over 100 diners across the UK [* Latest sales]
67VegwareRecyclable packaging manufacturerEdinburghJan 1556.61%9,83041Its Food Waste Network matches UK businesses with local food waste recycling services [* Latest sales]
68Pet BrandsPet accessory manufacturerWakefieldJan 1556.18%7,22029Sells pet products — from dog shampoo to bird feeders — in 54 countries [* Latest sales]
69TOM Vehicle RentalRental vehicle providerNorth LanarkshireMar 1555.03%143,165491Plans to expand its rental fleet to 15,000 vehicles by 2018
70Acrobat Carbon ServicesEnergy efficiency consultancyManchesterDec 1454.51%21,97369Claims to have helped more than 2m homes to save energy
71Prospero GroupRecruitment consultancyCentral LondonJun 1554.21%16,85077Runs school workshops with sports celebrities such as Gareth Thomas and Non Evans
72Hallam MedicalMedical recruitment consultancySheffieldApr 1554.04%20,35254Supplies staff to more than 1,000 primary care centres throughout the UK [* Latest sales]
73McGinley Human ResourcesRecruitment consultancyWatfordDec 1452.49%50,53663Provides more than 1,000 contract pilots in 40 European countries
74Bear & Urban FruitFruit snack manufacturerCentral LondonOct 1552.44%22,61835Has provided 325m five-a-day portions to children in the UK [* Latest sales]
75Miers Construction ProductsConstruction products supplierCambridgeshireSep 1551.47%15,60245Signed a UK distribution deal this year for a new waterstop system [* Latest sales]
76Abra WholesaleConsumer products wholesalerNorth LondonMar 1550.55%49,57668Opened a second warehouse in Luton in the summer, adding 50,000 sq ft of floor space [* Latest sales]
77ChildrensalonChildrenswear retailerTunbridge WellsDec 1450.41%28,215124Stocks children’s clothes from 270 brands, including Dior, Gucci and Burberry
78ACT TrainingTraining providerCardiffJul 1450.39%28,977305Employs a Head of Happiness to ensure staff enjoy their work
79Golden CharterFuneral plan providerGlasgowMar 1549.55%37,810384Works on behalf of more than 3,300 independent funeral directors throughout the UK
80SCM WorldCommunity learning providerCentral LondonDec 1449.45%6,19740Offers learning programmes to supply chain professionals from the likes of Samsung [* Latest sales]
81Masthaven FinanceSpecialist mortgage providerCentral LondonMay 1549.12%10,31035Gives every member of staff a day off work for their birthday
82Aspin GroupCivil engineering contractorHertfordshireJul 1548.76%38,464225Has worked on projects for Network Rail and Balfour Beatty [* Latest sales]
83TranslineRecruitment consultancyWest YorkshireDec 1448.66%178,571244Has more than 120 sites in Britain and operates as far afield as Thailand and Canada
84HuntswoodCustomer services providerReadingSep 1448.62%250,1351,379Handles customer complaints for banks, pension firms and insurance companies
85The KeySchool support providerCentral LondonAug 1548.46%6,950100Says it works with 45% of schools in England [* Latest sales]
86Graze.comOnline food retailerSurreyFeb 1548.19%68,109218Has developed more than 1,000 snack recipes since launching in 2007 [* Latest sales]
87Showcase InteriorsFurniture dealerEssexMar 1547.49%14,76324Has installed 70,000 pieces of furniture for clients in past two years [* Latest sales]
88PhastarStatistical and medical consultancySouth LondonJul 1547.35%5,09173Expanded into the American market this year [* Latest sales]
89KinapsePharmaceutical regulations consultancySouthwest LondonMar 1546.98%20,839337Nine of the world's top ten pharmaceutical companies use its services
90ByronRestaurant operatorCentral LondonJun 1446.67%55,2291,118Sold its 18 millionth hamburger in October
91ToppesfieldSpecialist surfacing contractorIpswichMay 1546.15%75,106114Recent projects include surfacing work on the A5 M1 link road, valued at about £10m [* Latest sales]
92Mint VelvetLadies' clothing retailerHigh WycombeApr 1545.35%63,107519Is opening its fifth overseas store, in Switzerland
93WholebakeGluten-free snacks manufacturerNorth WalesMar 1544.72%16,196111Its 9BAR energy bars are fronted by British Olympic gold medallist cyclist Ed Clancy [* Latest sales]
94RaphaCycling apparel maker and retailerNorth LondonFeb 1544.38%38,850223Has diversified into Rapha Cycle Clubs, a meeting place for cyclists, a retail space and a café
95Northvale ConstructionConstruction contractorNorthwest LondonMar 1544.28%6,52914Has completed projects for Legal & General, Foxtons and Galliford Try [* Latest sales]
96High Street TVTV shopping channelHarrogateDec 1444.28%46,401103Is the UK distributor for Nutribullet blenders, Xhose expandable hoses and Stompeez slippers
97Aspens ServicesContract catererWorcestershireApr 1543.87%11,851639Sources all perishable ingredients within a 20-mile radius of schools
98Nurture LandscapesLandscape maintenanceSurreyMar 1543.64%16,740301Acquired Integritas Landscapes from Securitas UK for an undisclosed sum last month
99WatchfinderPre-owned watch retailerKentMar 1542.90%38,662104Its average vintage watch costs about £4,000 [* Latest sales]
100RedeemElectronic devices recyclerWest LothianMar 1542.49%80,016288Runs the O2 Recycle scheme, the largest of its kind in Europe

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