The Sunday Times Fast Track 100

2017 - Fast Track 100 League Table

What is the Fast Track 100 – 2017?
The Fast Track 100 league table ranked Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales in 2017 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 2017 Results

RankCompanyActivityLocationYear endAnnual sales rise over 3 yearsLatest sales £000sStaffComment
1AerFinAircraft and spares servicesCaerphillyDec 16231.26%60,88190Has secured a seven-year contract to provide components support for 20 British Airways jets
2P2 ConsultingManagement consultancyCentral LondonDec 16198.49%8,93726Helps blue-chip companies tackle complex challenges such as planning for Brexit [* Latest sales]
3TFS HealthcareHealthcare recruitment consultancyCentral LondonMar 17175.16%32,47280Employs Romanian, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking staff to help it recruit from the EU [* Latest sales]
4VeezuTaxi hire providerNewportDec 16157.03%20,295223Serves 25m passengers a year through its 3,500 drivers
5Plimsoll ProductionsTelevision show producerBristolAug 17148.65%14,63642Its wildlife documentary Earth Live was broadcast live in more than 170 countries [* Latest sales]
6All GoodSnack manufacturerGatesheadDec 16146.50%18,023137Manufactures chocolate-covered tortilla chips for Marks & Spencer
7Cult BeautyOnline beauty retailerCentral LondonMay 17131.35%37,64165High-profile investors include Net-a-Porter’s co-founder Carmen Busquets [* Latest sales]
8Five GuysBurger restaurant chainWest LondonDec 16129.29%90,4261707Backed by the founder of Carphone Warehouse, Sir Charles Dunstone
9CarFinance247Vehicle finance providerManchesterJun 17120.84%38,559418Says over £30m of loans are completed every month via its website [* Latest sales]
10LoveholidaysOnline travel agencyCentral LondonOct 16120.33%23,220223Now the seventh-largest ATOL holder in the UK, after being founded just five years ago
11Hackwood HomesProperty and land developerBasingtstokeOct 16115.44%24,01091Founders apprenticed at the same builder at the same time but did not meet until years later [* Latest sales]
12GymsharkOnline sportswear retailerWorcestershireJul 17112.30%40,71875Has over 3m social media followers in more than 150 countries [* Latest sales]
13Eccleston HomesHousebuilderWarringtonOct 16110.64%11,73518Has built more than 100 homes in northwest England
14Radford GroupConstruction contractorSuffolkMay 17108.91%31,01784Galliard Homes, Kier Group and Higgins Construction are among its customers [* Latest sales]
15GreenTech DistributionMobile phone recycler and distributorHigh WycombeFeb 17104.95%160,16828Supplies mobile devices to customers including Microsoft, Apple and Carphone Warehouse [* Latest sales]
16SkinnydipFashion accessories retailerNorthwest LondonDec 16104.03%12,80065Its fast fashion website attracts more than 1m visitors a month [* Latest sales]
17Corley + WoolleyFit-out contractorCentral LondonDec 16102.30%18,04121Says it redecorated Harrods’ London restaurant in just four weeks
18Wed2bWedding dress retailerMilton KeynesJul 17100.22%15,066348Its wedding dresses start at just £99 [* Latest sales]
19EnnismoreHotel developer and operatorCentral LondonDec 1699.08%14,64989Opened its first French hotel in Paris in August
20Pallet-TrackLogistics providerWolverhamptonJan 1794.99%81,092155Says it can transport anything that fits on a pallet, including pianos, trees and fridges
21Heck! FoodGourmet sausage makerNorth YorkshireJul 1792.48%17,59485Its new £3.5m “Sausage World” factory makes more than 700 sausages a minute [* Latest sales]
224mostCredit risk analytics consultancyCentral LondonSep 1792.32%19,592142Co-founder Mark Sisson began his career selling mainframe computers to banks [* Latest sales]
23Flat IronSteak restaurantCentral LondonAug 1690.86%7,555157Owns a North Yorkshire farm with its own herd of cattle
24Pink BoutiqueOnline fashion retailerNewcastle upon TyneFeb 1786.39%8,95057Ships up to 4,000 parcels a day from its Newcastle warehouse [* Latest sales]
25Bargate HomesHousebuilderHampshireSep 1685.64%36,41237Has used 9m bricks and planted 1,900 trees since building its first home in 2007
26Beat ConceptsBespoke uniform supplierCentral LondonJul 1683.72%7,37813Director Matthew Davies-Benjamin is the fifth generation of the family to work in the clothing industry [†* Latest sales]
27Burnley Football ClubFootball clubBurnleyJun 1782.85%120,000220Redeveloped its training ground to attract more talented players [* Latest sales]
28Total ManagementEvents agencyCentral LondonMar 1782.45%8,00335Produces a travel magazine sent out to 10,000 subscribers worldwide [* Latest sales]
29CussinsHousebuilderNorthumberlandSep 1781.47%24,23479Chief executive Jabin Cussins is the third generation of the family to work in housebuilding [* Latest sales]
30Big CarsCar dealerEssexJan 1776.34%33,90842Has sold £50m of cars since 2009 thanks to social media
31Honest BurgersBurger restaurant operatorCentral LondonJan 1776.18%15,631336Produces 40,000 burgers a week across its 23 restaurants
32Tropic SkincareSkincare manufacturerCroydonJun 1772.37%12,84475At its “beauty kitchen” in Surrey, “chefs” create natural products sold by 8,000 ambassadors [* Latest sales]
33Touch AssociatesEvent communications agencySurreyDec 1672.18%27,72469Uses technology and digital content to encourage audience participation at its events
34BULK POWDERSSports nutrition brandColchesterDec 1671.87%23,15195Its whey protein is used by athletes including the Olympic diver Tom Daley
35Enra GroupSpecialist loan providerBorehamwood, HertsDec 1671.46%39,02379Its West One Loans subsidiary lent almost £600m in 2016
36Victorian PlumbingOnline bathroom retailerMerseysideMar 1771.44%96,773220Last year it sponsored Channel 4’s Life in the Sun series [†* Latest sales]
37SouthernsWorkplace furniture supplierLeedsJun 1770.44%42,372202Has acquired five businesses since 2015, including Broadstock Office Furniture [* Latest sales]
38Pet BrandsPet accessory manufacturerWest YorkshireJan 1769.89%15,90044Its festive pet products include Christmas stockings for cats and dogs [* Latest sales]
39naughtonenaughtoneNorth YorkshireMay 1769.82%15,17734Has supplied its modern furniture to Google's San Francisco offices [* Latest sales]
40Cult WinesWine merchantSouthwest LondonAug 1769.52%34,15733Manages £55m of wine investments for 1,700 clients in 69 countries [* Latest sales]
41Lioncourt HomesHousebuilderWorcesterMar 1769.18%56,21767Has an internal engineering and design team to develop brownfield sites
42CennoxBanking automation services providerSurreyDec 1668.29%43,701496Supplies some of the largest global banks with cash machines
43Opus Professional Services GroupRecruitment consultancyBristolDec 1668.19%62,183199Staff benefits include the complimentary use of a Tuscan villa
44The Office GroupShared workspace providerCentral LondonDec 1667.83%69,924202Its 1.2m sq ft of office space is home to companies such as Facebook, Santander and Dropbox
45Zip WorldAdventure course operatorNorth WalesDec 1666.39%7,162153Says it has the fastest zipwire in the world and the longest in Europe
46Character.comBranded clothing retailerSwanseaJul 1666.38%6,48224Its products range from Minecraft pyjamas to Scooby-Doo backpacks [* Latest sales]
47BionicalHealthcare services providerDerbyDec 1666.14%30,029239Provides services for every stage of a drug's development — from regulatory approval to launch
48Wool WarehouseOnline yarn retailerLeamington SpaMay 1765.64%7,49041Sells 20,000 craft products in more than 90 countries [* Latest sales]
49Northvale ConstructionConstruction contractorNorthwest LondonMar 1765.43%13,27525Won a £21m project, its largest yet, to transform a grade II listed building in Kingston upon Thames [* Latest sales]
50NutrimentRaw pet food manufacturerSurreyMay 1763.45%5,52735Produces more than 180 tons of raw pet food each month [* Latest sales]
51StaircraftHousing materials manufacturerWarwickshireDec 1662.53%26,3201961,000 houses a week are built with Staircraft products
52EasirentCar rental providerLiverpoolNov 1661.82%20,021185Takes 40% of its car hire bookings through its website
53Globe LocumsHealthcare recruitment consultancyCentral LondonMay 1760.90%35,24980More than 70% of its candidates come from outside the UK [* Latest sales]
54GtechAppliance manufacturerWorcesterNov 1660.76%91,236120Has sold more than 22m domestic appliances in 19 countries
55DittoOnline music distributorLiverpoolApr 1760.63%7,56950Has helped its clients to achieve 20 top 40 hits since it was founded in 2006 [* Latest sales]
56New World Trading CompanyPub and restaurant operatorCheshireMar 1760.56%40,145858Holds Guinness world record for largest gin and cider tasting events
57END.Online menswear retailerNewcastle upon TyneMar 1759.90%69,800230Is planning to open a flagship store in Soho next year [* Latest sales]
58Chi Chi LondonOnline fashion retailerCentral LondonFeb 1759.57%13,34349Launched its first bridal and children’s ranges this year [* Latest sales]
59macFit-out and constructionCounty DownDec 1659.47%56,55352Has carried out more than 1,000 projects in 15 years
60Giggling SquidRestaurant operatorGuildfordMar 1759.39%18,411397Secured its first site in Hove for £1 in 2009 [* Latest sales]
61MissguidedFashion retailerManchesterMar 1759.03%205,825650Has launched a website for its new menswear label, Mennace [* Latest sales]
62BrewDogBreweryAberdeenshireDec 1658.37%71,850650Features in Fast Track 100 for a record sixth year and was valued at £1bn in April
63Red ArchAutomotive component supplierNorthamptonshireJul 1758.30%9,65164Says it produces 70% of exhausts for BMW’s M-specification cars [* Latest sales]
643aaaApprentice training providerDerbyJul 1658.07%25,505422Founders and their children all trained as apprentices
65Welland PowerGenerator manufacturerSpaldingMar 1757.99%20,10123Its generators are sold worldwide through local importers and wholesalers
66CopernusFresh fish supplierHullJul 1657.74%46,727170Supplies fresh fish to supermarkets including Lidl and Morrisons
67GrenadeSports nutrition developerSolihullDec 1657.12%17,99727Has sold enough protein bars to go around the M25 five times [* Latest sales]
68Home Grown HotelsBoutique hotel operatorHampshireDec 1655.00%17,061386Its menu can change daily, depending on what the “kitchen gardener” suggests
69RFSManagement consultancySwindonDec 1655.00%44,81054Its new office has a breakout area designed like an Alpine ski lodge
70Willow & HallFurniture manufacturerSouthwest LondonSep 1754.73%7,50733Launched with only 12 designs five years ago and now offers 95 [* Latest sales]
71Leon RestaurantsRestaurant operatorCentral LondonDec 1654.62%58,400682Has 52 healthy fast food outlets across the UK and Holland
72Around NoonFood-to-go manufacturerCounty DownDec 1654.15%14,351236Makes almost 25m lunches a year
73VanaramaVan leasing brokerHemel HempsteadDec 1654.12%39,131151Its catchy adverts are broadcast on Sky Sports, BT Sport and Dave
74X4 GroupRecruitment consultancyCentral LondonSep 1653.98%18,25571Provides staff to companies such as Ford, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis
75Story HomesHousebuilderCarlisleMar 1753.69%173,841354Has begun offering prospective buyers virtual reality tours of homes
76MCS GroupConstruction contractorWarwickshireDec 1653.16%82,89944Has carried out new builds for Porsche, Costa Coffee and TGI Fridays
77Third BridgeResearch services providerCentral LondonDec 1653.10%49,901449Is named after a bridge in Botswana, the last before you reach uncharted territory
78Evolution FundingMotor finance intermediaryChesterfieldDec 1653.08%60,737233Arranged more than 31,000 finance contracts last year
79The Good Care GroupCare providerCentral LondonDec 1652.86%19,974804Claims to reduce falls among people in its care by 80%
80Send For HelpLone-worker protection providerSouthwest LondonMar 1752.47%7,90070Its personal security devices protect more than 150,000 people working alone
81AlphaSightsBusiness information servicesCentral LondonDec 1652.37%66,524320Thirty-seven languages are spoken across its eight international offices
82Darwin GroupSecured loans providerManchesterDec 1652.17%12,232142Its head of credit risk was “Dr Stats” on Strictly Come Dancing
83LintbellsPet nutritional supplements makerHertfordshireDec 1652.08%9,76153Works with UK universities to develop its pet supplements, which are sold in 15 countries [* Latest sales]
84Altitude Film EntertainmentFilm producer and distributorCentral LondonMar 1751.75%10,89817Distributor of the Oscar-winning films Amy, Moonlight and 20 Feet from Stardom [* Latest sales]
85Net World SportsOnline sports goods retailerWrexhamSep 1751.61%18,23087Sells 100,000 football goals a year around the world [* Latest sales]
86Aptus UtilitiesUtilities connections providerBoltonMar 1751.37%28,181137Installed almost 5,000 utilities connections last year
87Blackrock Expert ServicesDispute resolution consultancyCentral LondonOct 1651.33%25,71671Consulted on the construction of London’s tallest building, the Shard
88WatchfinderPre-owned watch retailerMaidstoneMar 1750.57%85,800180Has sold £350m-worth of pre-owned timepieces [* Latest sales]
89Net Zero BuildingsLow-energy builderCentral LondonDec 1650.54%7,13035Says it has built the UK's largest zero-carbon building, a school in Bedford [* Latest sales]
90Professor PuzzlePuzzles and games makerSouthwest LondonJun 1750.20%8,98441A street seller in Calcutta taught the founder how to make puzzles, inspiring him to start the business [* Latest sales]
91Eggfree Cake BoxCake retailerNorth LondonMar 1749.98%8,65248Is buying a herd of buffalo to secure milk for a new range of sweets
92Madigan GillConstruction contractorCentral LondonSep 1649.83%53,30953Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try, Wates Construction and Carillion are among its clients
93Ocee InternationalFurniture manufacturerNorthamptonApr 1749.07%33,500156Its furniture can be found in offices and universities across Europe, America, China and Australia [* Latest sales]
94PureGymGym operatorLeedsDec 1649.06%159,937676The Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy is an adviser to the business, which was recently sold for £600m
95Darke EngineeringPipeline engineerPeterboroughJun 1748.61%5,62942Combines its annual conference with a staff trip to Portugal for golf and clay pigeon shooting [* Latest sales]
96Signature PubsHotel and restaurant operatorEdinburghOct 1648.41%13,486329The switchboard of its Rutland Hotel is voiced by Alan Dedicoat, announcer of Strictly Come Dancing
97Frank Recruitment GroupIT recruitment consultancyNewcastle upon TyneNov 1647.46%126,492815Intends to hire 450 new employees by the end of 2018
98WorldFirstInternational payment providerCentral LondonDec 1647.35%83,634507Processed more than £10bn of currency transactions worldwide last year [* Latest sales]
99Atom GroupAlcoholic drinks distributorTunbridge WellsSep 1746.43%34,037188Customers can design their own spirit-filled Advent calendar [* Latest sales]
100Chartway GroupHousebuilder and contractorMaidstoneMay 1746.42%68,590117Provides one-stop construction services to clients including housing associations

* Supplied by Company  † Annualised figure

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