The Sunday Times Fast Track 100

2020 - Fast Track 100 League Table

What is the Fast Track 100 – 2020?
The Fast Track 100 league table ranked Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales in 2020 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 2020 Results

RankCompanyActivityLocationYear endAnnual sales rise over 3 yearsLatest sales £000sStaffComment
1Glencar ConstructionConstruction contractorSt AlbansSep-20441.02%96,53260Is constructing the UK's Covid-19 Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre in Oxfordshire [† Latest sales]
2Kubrick GroupData specialists providerCentral LondonJun-20209.50%18,729335Plans to have five training programmes running by the new year, more than before the pandemic [* Latest sales]
3National Care GroupCare providerAccringtonMar-20183.36%60,7632,189Provided skincare packs to its 2,000-plus care staff to deal with issues arising from wearing facemasks [* Latest sales]
4Safe FenceSecurity fencing supplierWest BromwichApr-20182.33%8,86511Provided fencing to NHS Nightingale Hospitals and test centres during the pandemic [* Latest sales]
5Lounge UnderwearOnline lingerie retailerSolihullMar-20162.20%13,83344Says it has recruited 30 new employees since April as sales have tripled [* Latest sales]
6Chilly’s BottlesReusable bottles brandCentral LondonJul-20159.24%44,14119Donated £250,000 worth of its insulated bottles to NHS frontline workers in June [* Latest sales]
7HuelNutrition brandHertfordshireJul-20130.62%71,640120Has recruited more than 30 staff since March, and launched its new "Hot & Savoury" range in September [* Latest sales]
8So EnergyEnergy supplierCentral LondonMar-20129.35%202,286129Began installing solar panels and batteries in customers' homes in June [* Latest sales]
9Astrid & MiyuJewellery designer and retailerSouth LondonDec-19123.27%7,61261Offered a 30% discount to NHS staff and teachers during the first national lockdown [* Latest sales]
10Biotiful DairyKefir products makerWest LondonMar-20121.29%10,91721Says demand has increased during the pandemic as consumers have become more health-conscious [* Latest sales]
11HalkinServiced offices providerCentral LondonDec-19120.72%15,12536Has installed fogging machines and contactless visitor sign-in at its eight London sites
12Performance54Golf marketing agencySurreyApr-20111.37%12,66228Promoted Saudi Arabia’s first ever ladies professional golf tournament, which took place last month [* Latest sales]
13PIB GroupInsurance brokerCentral LondonDec-19107.04%123,3211,202Made its 35th acquisition in December — the eleventh this year — since being founded five years ago
14RIXOFashion retailerWest LondonJun-20104.03%10,51642A third of its order book was cancelled when Covid-19 hit, with sales shifting completely online [* Latest sales]
15Bluefin TradingSports equipment supplierWest YorkshireDec-19101.63%13,60810Sales have spiked during the pandemic and it has doubled its headcount to 21 [* Latest sales]
16Oak Security ServicesSecurity guarding servicesEast LondonJul-2098.48%7,121160Saw demand increase from the retail sector during the pandemic [* Latest sales]
17Helios Medical CommunicationsHealthcare communications agencyCheshireDec-1997.43%10,97460Staff worked from home in February due to an office move, coincidentally preparing them for lockdown [* Latest sales]
18Oh PollyOnline fashion retailerGlasgowApr-2094.84%39,662209Provided 6,000 facemasks to Cambodians associated with its charity in the country [* Latest sales]
19One Retail GroupOnline retailerNorth LondonDec-1987.80%39,17727Dispatches more than 4,000 orders a day to customers in 60 countries [* Latest sales]
20VetPartnersVeterinary practicesYorkJun-2086.80%349,0005,422Temporarily closed a quarter of its 500 clinics at the start of the pandemic [* Latest sales]
21Source Group InternationalRecruitment consultancyCentral LondonDec-1986.56%24,51443Has recruited 480 new staff for its clients during the pandemic [* Latest sales]
22GAP Vehicle HireVehicle hire providerGlasgowMar-2086.14%23,52678Its 4,500-strong fleet of vehicles is used by utility providers and emergency services
23GymsharkOnline fitness clothing brandSolihullJul-2085.98%260,674455Sold a 21% stake to US investor General Atlantic in August, valuing it at more than £1bn [* Latest sales]
24TransmissionMarketing agencyEast LondonDec-1985.91%10,468185Expects sales to double to £20m this year as its clients have increased their digital ad spend [* Latest sales]
25IdentityEvents agencyEast SussexAug-2083.06%20,35175Gained experience hosting virtual events when Storm Dennis hit the UK in February [* Latest sales]
26Hilltop HoneyHoney manufacturerPowysAug-2079.11%11,67051Demand quintupled when the pandemic struck and consumers stocked up on honey [* Latest sales]
27Kisaco ResearchBusiness events organiserCentral LondonDec-1978.13%6,88049Has been running virtual events during the pandemic on topics such as artificial intelligence [* Latest sales]
28BluebellaLingerie retailer and wholesalerCentral LondonDec-1977.08%8,66223Claims to have held the world's biggest virtual fashion show in May [* Latest sales]
29SaloniFashion retailer and wholesalerCentral LondonSep-1975.66%11,63734Released an archive collection instead of its planned clothing lines, due to the pandemic [* Latest sales]
30MNB PrecisionPrecision engineering servicesCoventryFeb-2075.64%19,778140Produced parts for the development of Dyson's ventilators to help treat coronavirus patients [* Latest sales]
31LongevitaCosmetic surgery providerWest LondonMar-2074.37%5,49237Bookings trebled after the first lockdown flight ban to Turkey was lifted in July [* Latest sales]
32Otto CarVehicle hire providerWest LondonMar-2073.39%20,37745Offered private-hire drivers a 50% discount on car rental from March to August [* Latest sales]
33South Cliff Dental GroupDental practice operatorCrawleyMar-2071.69%7,096150Four of its practices became urgent care hubs treating emergency dental patients during the spring [* Latest sales]
34ImproveasyEnergy efficiency consultancyManchesterMar-2069.92%13,84135Is helping homeowners claim the Green Homes Grant for energy-efficiency improvements [* Latest sales]
35Ignition TechnologySoftware distributorFarnboroughApr-2069.73%28,68132Achieved record sales for its remote-access software when the country was first asked to work from home
36Lazer LampsAutomotive LED lights makerHarlowJun-1968.89%7,85032Motorsports teams such as McLaren and Toyota use its range of LED vehicle lights [* Latest sales]
37Sixty StoresOnline retailerStratford-upon-AvonAug-2068.76%23,27322Cleared one year's stock from its warehouse during the first three months of lockdown [* Latest sales]
38OoniPizza oven manufacturerEdinburghDec-1967.70%13,74450Bruce Willis, Drew Barrymore and Jake Gyllenhall all showed off their Ooni ovens on social media this year [* Latest sales]
39Milexa GroupWallpaper and flooring supplierLiverpoolDec-1965.21%5,35235Supplied murals for Netflix's headquarters in Silicon Valley this year [* Latest sales]
40Apollo Home HealthcareHomecare providerStaffordshireDec-1965.09%17,708160Provided home care for NHS patients at the start of the pandemic, freeing up hospital beds
41RetearnProcurement consultancyCentral LondonJun-2064.79%5,65126Helped clients source home-working equipment and PPE, and to prepare for the reopening of sites [* Latest sales]
42FinTrUFinancial regulations consultancyBelfastMar-2063.42%17,015384Has hired 250 new employees since March to help clients navigate increased market volatility [* Latest sales]
43Character.comOnline merchandise retailerSwanseaJul-1962.42%27,77351Donated £3 to NHS charities from every Paw Patrol key workers T-shirt it sold
44Total TilesTile retailerIpswichNov-1961.48%7,31830Hired 17 more staff under the first lockdown as business customers renovated their premises
45TattuChinese restaurant chainManchesterDec-1961.07%14,340291Temporary closure of its four restaurants due to lockdown will result in sales falling to £12m this year [* Latest sales]
46ReassuredLife insurance brokerBasingstokeJan-2060.75%65,113564Has doubled its number of offices, opening four since June, to make a total of eight [* Latest sales]
47Vanilla UndergroundOnline merchandise retailerTamworthDec-1960.75%7,83624Opened its warehouse on weekends to cope with demand between April and June [* Latest sales]
48Lifeline24Personal alarm systems supplierNorwichMar-2059.60%6,34587Calls 1,000 ambulances a month on behalf of its vulnerable users
49Tropic SkincareBeauty products manufacturerCroydonJun-2059.40%51,325234Produced 50,000 conditioning hand sanitisers and 20,000 "calm balms" for key workers [* Latest sales]
50Northern Gas & PowerEnergy management consultancyGatesheadDec-1959.15%43,978390In the spring it launched an online energy price comparison service for businesses
51Pareto Facilities ManagementFacilities maintenance providerOxfordshireSep-1958.51%14,131118Donated 1,000 food parcels to the staff of London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo over Easter [* Latest sales]
52BoxparkRetail and leisure developerBrightonApr-2057.68%15,900165Closed its three sites during the national lockdowns, but was open between July and October [* Latest sales]
53Tile MountainTile retailerStoke-on-TrentDec-1957.66%34,344239Opened its third showroom in June, in Birmingham [* Latest sales]
54Task Consumer ProductsToilet paper manufacturerWolverhamptonDec-1957.01%52,69590Had manufacturing capacity and stock available to support clients during the panic-buying of toilet paper
55BrandAlleyFlash sales siteCentral LondonDec-1956.91%59,42073Says it has added more than 1,000 new customers daily during the pandemic, and now has 575,000 [* Latest sales]
56Lusso StoneBathroom supplierMiddlesbroughSep-2056.84%16,66716Its baths, sinks and showers can be found in high-end hotels such as Claridge’s in Mayfair [* Latest sales]
57Red IndustriesWaste management servicesNewcastle-under-LymeDec-1956.50%41,663240In April, it launched a service to deep-clean industrial premises and help dispose of used PPE
58Candour LogisticsLogistics services providerWarringtonMar-2056.49%80,52527Shipping from China and Vietnam posed challenges during their lockdowns earlier this year [* Latest sales]
59Business WasteWaste management brokerYorkDec-1955.37%10,19061Has gained more than 3,000 clients for its waste management services since April [* Latest sales]
60Revolution BeautyBeauty products retailerKentDec-1954.59%152,428205Online sales have soared by 250% since the coronavirus outbreak began, to £55m [* Latest sales]
61Prime GlobalHealthcare communications groupKnutsfordDec-1953.55%21,519186Has been providing communications support to clients for Covid-19 treatment and vaccine programmes
62Brisant SecureLock and handle supplierWest YorkshireDec-1952.99%12,70043Furloughed 95% of staff in the spring, but when they returned in July, the company had its best sales week ever [* Latest sales]
63Harrison BathroomsBathroom wholesalerWest YorkshireDec-1950.14%18,61069Its July sales reached an all-time high as housebound customers invested in home improvements [† Latest sales]
64Easy BathroomsBathroom retailerWest YorkshireNov-1949.98%33,349217Opened nearly 20 new showrooms after the initial lockdown restrictions were lifted in June
65Beavertown BreweryBreweryNorth LondonMar-2049.42%35,162131Opened its new 129,000 sq ft brewery in August, capable of producing 90 million pints a year [* Latest sales]
66OMG How CheapOnline stationery retailerColchesterFeb-2048.73%9,50137Has increased staff numbers by 20 since March to cope with extra demand
67Cult BeautyOnline beauty retailerCentral LondonMay-2048.57%123,436188Saw sales of bath soaks and oils soar by 527% during the spring lockdown [* Latest sales]
68SymproveGut-health drinks makerFarnhamDec-1947.64%7,51832Reported a record 50% rise in customers in May compared with 2019 [* Latest sales]
69GrenadeSports nutrition brandSolihullDec-1946.89%52,50060Provided energy bars to frontline and NHS staff during the first national lockdown
70White StoresGarden furniture retailerEssexAug-2046.32%23,33340Opened a new warehouse in September and took on an additional 40 people [* Latest sales]
71Davies GroupSpecialist professional servicesCentral LondonJun-2045.18%168,4573,750Its claims division continued to operate during lockdown with 90% of staff working from home [* Latest sales]
72TechnoworldOnline computer retailerNorthwest LondonSep-2045.13%84,43418Set up four new depots to cope with increased demand for laptops during the first national lockdown [* Latest sales]
73EU AutomationMachine parts supplierStaffordMar-2045.00%66,136237Has hired 32 staff in the UK, Chicago and Frankfurt since June despite the pandemic [* Latest sales]
74Clarity EnvironmentalEnvironmental compliance servicesBrightonDec-1944.73%35,52421Donated £17,000 to charities affected by the pandemic, including the Care Workers Charity
75VegwareCompostable packaging makerEdinburghJan-2044.58%45,90886Its eco-friendly catering disposables are in demand from businesses becoming Covid-secure
76Anthesis GroupSustainability consultancyCentral LondonDec-1944.40%27,663454Says it has lost no contracts during the pandemic, and that it secured 30 new clients [* Latest sales]
77Velocity CommerceOnline marketplace specialistCambridgeDec-1944.26%21,54225Has handled 2.7 million orders since 2013, sent to 111 countries around the world
78Media ZooCreative digital agencySouthwest LondonMar-2044.25%12,627127Wrote and distributed 100 press releases for charities to help Covid-affected communities [* Latest sales]
79Real Wrap Co.Food-to-go manufacturerBristolMar-2044.16%10,870210Provided recipe boxes for low-income households during national and local lockdowns [* Latest sales]
80BrewDogBreweryAberdeenshireDec-1944.08%214,8961,767Became carbon negative in August, and is planting a million trees in the Scottish Highlands
81ME+EMFashion retailerWest LondonJan-2043.57%16,66774Began targeting overseas customers at scale for the first time during the pandemic [* Latest sales]
82Nurture LandscapesLandscape maintenanceSurreyMar-2043.29%78,9601,170Set up a zero-interest loan fund during the pandemic for employees in financial difficulty [* Latest sales]
83Junkyard Golf ClubCrazy golf course operatorManchesterMar-2042.86%17,053265Hopes to launch a sixth crazy golf venue, in Newcastle next year [* Latest sales]
84Bambino MioReusable nappy supplierNorthamptonNov-1942.83%9,31756Experienced a 400% increase in UK online sales of its reusable nappies in April [* Latest sales]
85CField ConstructionConstruction contractorCentral LondonDec-1942.21%77,47875Is transforming the Grade II listed Bodmin jail, in Cornwall, into a luxury hotel
86Manière De VoirOnline fashion retailerManchesterDec-1941.69%10,30228Holds six to nine months' stock, so was able to safely satisfy demand in lockdown [* Latest sales]
87StiltzHome lift manufacturerWest MidlandsDec-1941.68%27,472200Launched a nationwide recruitment drive and moved into a new HQ in July, despite the pandemic [* Latest sales]
88Fairfax & FavorFootwear and accessories retailerNorfolkFeb-2041.45%8,45033Has donated more than £100,000 to NHS Charities Together during the Covid-19 crisis [* Latest sales]
89Precision Resource GroupRecruitment consultancyBristolApr-2041.38%31,345122Helped local authorities hire public health specialists during the pandemic [* Latest sales]
90Sykes Holiday CottagesHoliday cottage rental agencyChesterSep-1940.73%76,021596Has helped house 275 key workers under the NHS Homes scheme
91James and James FulfilmentE-commerce fulfilment providerNorthamptonDec-1940.62%17,240104Hired 90 full-time staff this year, and its new fulfilment centre went live in November
92SIAN WholesaleConsumer goods wholesalerSurreyDec-1940.58%49,11434Chose not to raise the price on hand soap and sanitiser, its most sought-after products
93Matchroom SportSporting events promoterEssexJun-1939.87%192,88287Its Covid-secure "Fight Camp" in August attracted professional boxers such as Dillian Whyte and Katie Taylor
94Estella BartlettJewellery wholesaler and retailerSoutheast LondonMar-2039.81%6,53928Its online sales have soared, offsetting falling onboard purchases after planes were grounded [* Latest sales]
95Sigma SportsSports goods retailerKingston upon ThamesDec-1939.67%33,770117Opened a second store in September and has hired 30 new full-time employees since March
96Airline Component ServicesAircraft parts supplierBraintree, EssexMar-2039.61%7,09013Saw its main market — supplying aircraft spares to airlines — heavily impacted from the spring [* Latest sales]
97AnTechOil drilling products manufacturerExeterAug-1939.23%5,93850Saudi Aramco, one of the world's most valuable companies, has been an investor since 2013 [* Latest sales]
98Aspens ServicesContract catererWorcestershireApr-2038.96%69,5463,100Supplied meals to vulnerable families when the first national lockdown closed schools [* Latest sales]
99MedivetVeterinary practicesWatfordApr-2038.92%210,8002,927Continued to provide veterinary care during the national lockdowns [* Latest sales]
100YouGardenOnline gardening retailerLincolnshireDec-1938.38%17,68555Sales of its garden products doubled between March and June, and it increased staff by 75 to cope [* Latest sales]

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