The Sunday Times Fast Track 100

2019 - Fast Track 100 League Table

What is the Fast Track 100 – 2019?
The Fast Track 100 league table ranked Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales in 2019 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 2019 Results

RankCompanyActivityLocationYear endAnnual sales rise over 3 yearsLatest sales £000sStaffComment
1Chilly’s BottlesReusable bottle brandCentral LondonJul-19284.01%31,47115Name inspired by how the bottles can keep drinks cold and chilly, or hot like a chilli pepper [* Latest sales]
2Junkyard Golf ClubMini golf course operatorManchesterMar-19204.21%12,841230Giant bears, fairground rides and scrapped cars all feature on its crazy golf courses [* Latest sales]
3CurveWorkplace design and constructionBerkshireSep-19186.16%9,24116Designed an office with a star-shaped entrance and a racetrack carpet for children's charity Make-A-Wish [* Latest sales]
4Performance54Golf marketing agencySurreyApr-19181.13%6,19016The number '54' represents the perfect round of golf; 18 birdies [* Latest sales]
5Xpress CentresCar repair servicesBanburyJul-19178.24%5,63365Carries out 15,000 bodywork repairs per year in supermarket car parks [* Latest sales]
6MissomaOnline jewellery brandWest LondonMar-19165.91%11,99143The brand is popular among younger royals including the Duchess of Sussex [* Latest sales]
7OoniPizza oven manufacturerEdinburghDec-18148.13%9,98728Says its Koda oven can reach a temperature of 500 degrees celsius and cook a pizza in 60 seconds [* Latest sales]
8Evergen GroupSolar panel installerMaidenheadMay-19142.97%9,29925Installed a CityTree, an anti-pollution device equivalent to 275 trees, at Piccadilly Circus [* Latest sales]
9Childs FarmChildren's toiletries makerHampshireDec-18142.72%12,81828Its products are now available in more than 7,500 stores nationwide and launched in New Zealand this August
10GymsharkFitness clothing retailerSolihullJul-19141.26%179,546300Has launched a “try now, pay later” service in the UK and Scandinavia [* Latest sales]
11One Retail GroupConsumer products retailerNorthwest LondonDec-18136.64%25,42011Founder Joshua Stevens learned Mandarin during his commute to negotiate better with suppliers
12Warner’s DistilleryGin distilleryNorthamptonshireDec-18131.13%10,85934Claims to have started the recent pink gin craze when it created its rhubarb gin [* Latest sales]
13Oh PollyOnline fashion retailerGlasgowApr-19124.07%21,380168Founders Claire Henderson and Mike Branney met while they were studying aeronautical engineering [* Latest sales]
14Prodigi GroupDigital printingCardiffMar-19123.55%17,86180A live snake once accidentally found its way into one of its deliveries
15Bluefin TradingSports equipment supplierWest YorkshireDec-18121.81%6,67210This firm’s HQ is a farm in the West Yorkshire Pennines, 1,200ft above sea level [†* Latest sales]
16StrathberryLuxury handbag designerEdinburghApr-19118.07%11,82540Founders met at a wedding, got married and started a business together [* Latest sales]
17Missy EmpireOnline fashion retailerManchesterMar-19115.30%13,86445Has clothing collaborations with reality TV stars from Made in Chelsea and Love Island [* Latest sales]
18Brisant SecureLock and hinge manufacturerWest YorkshireDec-18111.27%8,78340A harrowing burglary experience prompted the creation of the firm’s Ultion door lock [* Latest sales]
19Sleek EventsEvents agencySouthwest LondonJul-19110.00%7,67610Founder and first employee worked out of her kitchen for first two years after company was set up [* Latest sales]
20CField ConstructionConstruction contractorCentral LondonDec-1898.66%67,54555Has commenced work on the conversion of a grade II listed Cornish jail into a luxury hotel
21Otto CarCar-hire providerWest LondonMar-1997.08%12,07850Expanded its fleet of hire cars from one to 2,000 in four years [* Latest sales]
22BoxparkRetail and leisure developerBrightonApr-1996.02%12,800110Grime artist Stormzy launched his 2017 album Gang Signs & Prayer at Boxpark Croydon [* Latest sales]
23ImproveasyEnergy efficiency consultancyManchesterMar-1995.96%11,92823Says it has contracts with five of the Big Six energy companies [* Latest sales]
24Candour LogisticsLogistics services providerWarringtonMar-1993.07%56,43717Ships goods ranging from dog toys to timber across the world [* Latest sales]
25Northern Gas and PowerEnergy management consultancyGatesheadDec-1892.85%29,616285Offers staff an annual holiday in Majorca and December off if they meet targets
26VashiDiamond jewellery retailerCentral LondonDec-1890.95%20,66655Customers can customise, forge, set and engrave their own diamond rings at its workshops
27Lusso StoneLuxury bathroom retailerMiddlesbroughSep-1989.70%12,56312Its baths, sinks and showers can be found in high-end hotels such as Claridge’s in Mayfair [* Latest sales]
28Cult BeautyOnline beauty retailerCentral LondonMay-1986.95%89,000140Launched a female sexual pleasure and wellness range to celebrate International Women’s Day [* Latest sales]
29Tarquin’s Cornish GinGin distilleryCornwallMar-1985.30%5,10327Founder Tarquin Leadbetter started making gin on his home cooker aged 23 [* Latest sales]
30Velocity CommerceOnline marketplace specialistCambridgeDec-1883.87%16,74426Also designs digital radios that it names after Cambridge colleges [* Latest sales]
31Super 8 RestaurantsRestaurant groupEast LondonJul-1983.19%7,214114Its Kiln restaurant, in London’s Soho, focuses on clay-baked Thai dishes [* Latest sales]
32Stiltz LiftsHome lift manufacturerWest MidlandsDec-1881.66%18,991162Its Trio lift can fit three people or a wheelchair and is designed for installation in private homes
33HalalSpecialist online travel agencyReadingDec-1881.13%17,63249This year, over 100,000 holidaymakers stayed in accommodation booked on this company's website [* Latest sales]
34Midstream LightingSpecialist lighting manufacturerSouthwest LondonJan-1978.24%5,04414Its floodlights are used at more than 100 international airports, including Gatwick, Istanbul and Bangalore
35Revolution BeautyBeauty products retailerKentDec-1876.66%112,621180Following its launch in Australia, fans queued up for hours to buy its new beauty products
36AerFinAircraft and spares servicesCaerphillyDec-1876.54%84,365101Opened a new aircraft parts storage and distribution centre in Atlanta this April to expand its US presence
37Real Wrap Co.Food-to-go manufacturerBristolMar-1976.53%9,077171Produces over 13m sandwiches and meals each year across the UK [* Latest sales]
38Eden MillDistillery and brewerySt AndrewsMar-1974.20%7,77351First single malt whisky sold for a world record price of £7,100 for a first release [* Latest sales]
39GrenadeSports nutrition brandSolihullDec-1872.78%44,16948Says its Carb Killa protein bars are the UK’s second bestselling chocolate bar [* Latest sales]
40Phoenix CellularMobile phone distributorCreweOct-1972.28%56,00065Sells about 30,000 used phones a month to European networks, insurance firms and wholesalers [* Latest sales]
41Sherbet LondonTaxi fleet operatorNorth LondonDec-1871.69%6,57130Its luxury electric taxis come with card machines, charging ports and WiFi
42Character.comBranded clothing retailerSwanseaJul-1870.90%19,09038Products range from Star Wars stormtrooper backpacks to Peppa Pig dressing gowns [* Latest sales]
43TransmissionMarketing agencyEast LondonDec-1868.25%17,39260Opened three overseas offices in January, in San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney [* Latest sales]
44Tropic SkincareBeauty products manufacturerCroydonJun-1966.71%34,943160Founder Susie Ma started selling cosmetic products at Greenwich Market aged 15 [* Latest sales]
45Mowgli Street FoodIndian restaurant chainLiverpoolJul-1966.05%11,986301Founder spent 20 years working as a child-protection barrister before opening her first restaurant
46Charlotte Tilbury BeautyBeauty products retailerWest LondonDec-1865.30%145,437878Says its newest foundation had a waiting list of 10,000 ahead of its launch in August
47CP HireConstruction equipment hireCardiffMay-1964.90%12,71990Began with £40,000 worth of construction equipment and now runs a fleet valued at £40m [* Latest sales]
48TattuChinese restaurant chainManchesterDec-1863.97%8,673170Opened its fourth venue in October, in Edinburgh, and plans to open in London next year [* Latest sales]
49INSTAsmileDental veneer retailerMerseysideSep-1962.76%6,50050Prints 3D models of customers’ teeth to create accurate veneers [* Latest sales]
50Oxford Summer CoursesEducational course providerOxfordSep-1962.42%9,27236Students from 112 countries have enlisted in its summer courses [* Latest sales]
51Envisage DentalDental practiceBasingstokeMar-1961.24%6,28768Offers a sedation service for nervous patients with dental phobia [* Latest sales]
52VPZVaping shop chainEdinburghDec-1860.04%26,397226Stocks a range of over 500 e-liquid flavours in its online shop, including ‘Darth Vapour’
53Highwood GroupConstruction contractor and developerHampshireFeb-1959.85%66,70662There are currently 4,000 development plots under this group's control
54Corley + WoolleyFit-out contractorCentral LondonDec-1858.82%32,07237Refurbished an entire shopping centre in Northampton while it was open and fully occupied
55Braidwater GroupHousebuilderLondonderryMar-1958.28%34,90465Growth capital firm BGF has invested three times in the past four years
56The Resin MillSurfacing resin wholesalerWest YorkshireDec-1856.76%7,52013Its School of Resin is a resin-bound surfacing academy with a practice driveway [* Latest sales]
57BrewDogBreweryAberdeenshireDec-1856.55%171,6191,247Founders’ £100,000 pitch on Dragons’ Den was turned down in 2009; it would now be worth over £360m
58Beavertown BreweryBreweryNorth LondonMar-1956.53%19,559112Is the official craft beer supplier of the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium [* Latest sales]
59ReassuredLife insurance brokerBasingstokeJan-1956.31%37,811411Says that it has sold over £46bn of life insurance policies, covering over 440,000 UK families
60Gravity Active EntertainmentTrampoline park operatorWest YorkshireDec-1856.11%9,797302A trampoline park on The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills TV show gave the founder’s wife a brainwave
61TwinklEducational resources providerSheffieldApr-1955.86%18,891440Its website has over 625,000 educational resources, available in 18 languages [* Latest sales]
62Plimsoll ProductionsTV show producerBristolAug-1954.98%37,284195A second series of its Yellowstone Live documentary aired in June after the first got 13m viewers [* Latest sales]
63Flat IronSteak restaurant chainCentral LondonAug-1854.59%14,477234Bookable ‘butcher’s feasts’ serve 1kg rib-eyes and giant Yorkshire puddings
64Task Consumer ProductsToilet paper manufacturerWolverhamptonDec-1854.08%45,82263Its brands of kitchen and toilet paper include Little Duck, Cusheen and Maxx
65Nurture LandscapesLandscape maintenanceSurreyMar-1953.05%73,1351,093Maintains three of London's Royal Parks – Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Greenwich Park
66Marine ProductsFish processor and supplierGlasgowDec-1852.98%26,950150Its logo of the gannet bird symbolises a fellow fisher with respect for the sea
67END.Designer menswear retailerNewcastle upon TyneMar-1952.55%134,658464Boasts more than 2.4m followers across its social media platforms
68OMG How CheapOnline stationery retailerColchesterFeb-1952.21%7,12732Stationery salesman David Field founded his own company after being made redundant in 2011 [* Latest sales]
69Needle & ThreadWomenswear designerNorthwest LondonMar-1951.85%13,57674Net-a-Porter, Harrods and Moda Operandi stock this womenswear label
70Green ParkRecruitment consultancyCentral LondonJan-1951.50%90,10766Has placed interim senior executives in more than 55 countries
71ExceedWell management and engineeringAberdeenFeb-1951.28%20,74843Has helped decommission over 120 wells in the North Sea in the past three years
72VetCTVeterinary radiology servicesCambridgeJul-1950.86%6,300100Married owners first met at an animal hospital and now run their own veterinary company together [* Latest sales]
73Red IndustriesWaste management providerNewcastle-under-LymeDec-1850.51%23,832180Founder walked, cycled and rowed from the Eiffel Tower to Tower Bridge to raise money for charity
74ITD GlobalInternational courierManchesterApr-1950.46%23,07843Works with delivery partners including Hermes, UPS and FedEx [* Latest sales]
75PlantforcePlant hireBristolSep-1950.24%35,300131Supplying HS2 and Hinkley Point with excavation equipment has boosted the company's sales [* Latest sales]
76Flame Heating GroupHeating and plumbing merchantTyne and WearJun-1949.98%20,08770Uses virtual reality to show customers what their new bathrooms could look like [* Latest sales]
77InteviDisplay and software supplierHampshireDec-1849.71%5,53824Its interactive displays can detect the user’s age and gender and change content accordingly [* Latest sales]
78RinkitOnline home and garden retailerChichesterFeb-1949.49%17,09045Started life in a spare bedroom and now receives more than 1.5m orders a year [* Latest sales]
79Munnelly GroupConstruction/infrastructure logisticsHarrowMar-1948.26%81,163523Founder Philip Munnelly launched the company with money saved up from various jobs including a milk round
80Oliver’s TravelsLuxury travel websiteSouth LondonSep-1948.18%6,20653Its largest holiday booking cost £152,000 for one month in a luxury Tuscan villa [* Latest sales]
81BioPhorumBiopharmaceutical forum organiserCentral LondonDec-1847.49%6,70710Says it has signed up 24 of the world's 25 largest biopharmaceutical firms as clients [* Latest sales]
82Pizza PilgrimsPizzeria operatorCentral LondonJun-1947.48%11,900215A friend's quip about the founder brothers' search for the perfect pizza as a 'pilgrimage' stuck [* Latest sales]
83Total Management GroupEvents and travel agencyCentral LondonMar-1947.21%15,15344Over 30,000 people have attended its events in 50 countries [* Latest sales]
84LiformeYoga mat manufacturer & retailerNorth LondonMar-1946.89%6,02215Within four years this company had sold yoga mats to 85 countries and to every US state [* Latest sales]
85Prime GlobalMedical communications agencyKnutsfordDec-1846.57%19,176156Its first offices were located on the site of a former tuberculosis hospital near Chester
86ClearabeeWaste collection servicesBirminghamDec-1846.53%12,212179Purchased 10 acres of native woodland in the Scottish Borders to offset its CO2 emissions [* Latest sales]
87Spirit HealthcareHealthcare products supplierLeicesterMar-1946.41%14,31866An NHS study found that this company's software helped reduce hospital admissions by two thirds [* Latest sales]
88Aspens ServicesContract catererWorcestershireApr-1946.40%49,6762,172Serves over one million meals a week to schools and universities across the Midlands
89BrandAlleyOnline flash sales siteCentral LondonDec-1845.99%45,84072Runs a members-only site which stocks hundreds of luxury brands at discounted prices
90IdentityEvents management agencyEast SussexAug-1945.70%8,72243Says it puts on more than 1,000 events a year for the likes of Google and ITV [* Latest sales]
91Age PartnershipEquity release adviserLeedsDec-1845.45%50,124552Founder set up the business after a disappointing investigation into equity release for his mother
92The AlchemistBar and restaurant operatorGreater ManchesterMar-1945.08%41,032929Its 'Augmented Reality' cocktail menu utilises an app to bring the customer's drink to life
93EquifinanceSecured loans providerEast LondonAug-1944.89%6,75725Has a loan portfolio of £81m with over 2,500 business customers [* Latest sales]
94United Gas & PowerBusiness energy supplierLeedsJun-1944.88%23,21160Says that 100% of the electricity it sells is from renewable energy sources [* Latest sales]
95Superyacht Tenders & ToysYacht equipment supplierIpswichOct-1844.81%6,59611Supplies jet skis, submarines and inflatable slides to superyachts made across the world [* Latest sales]
96Honest BurgersBurger restaurant chainCentral LondonJan-1944.58%30,669589Offers burgers with regional themes, such as the leek and bacon special served at its Cardiff restaurant
97VanaramaVehicle leasing brokerHemel HempsteadDec-1844.18%75,055226Positioned a “car vending machine” at London’s Waterloo station to promote its car leasing website, Motorama [* Latest sales]
98Hamilton Court FXForeign exchange servicesCentral LondonMar-1944.06%15,26545It once changed £150m into euros in a single transaction [* Latest sales]
99Airline Component ServicesAircraft parts and repairsBraintreeMar-1944.02%6,22510Supplies and repairs aircraft parts for customers including British Airways, TUI and easyjet [* Latest sales]
100VivobarefootFootwear manufacturer & retailerCentral LondonJun-1943.57%26,17661Founder has heritage in the footwear world, hailing from the Clark family [* Latest sales]

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