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  • Top 100 2018

Top 100 2018

Top 100 & Ones to Watch Fastest Growth

We are delighted to announce the Top 100 fastest growing mid-sized companies and Ones to Watch. Compiled in association with leading mid-market private equity firm LDC, this year’s league table ranks companies in Surrey, Sussex and Kent with the highest growth in sales over three years.

Sales at these top performing companies grew by an average of 35%. Collectively they contributed £4.5bn to the local economy and employed more than 23,000 people last year.

These ambitious, fast growing companies reflect the rich diversity of business across the Southern Home Counties, from well- established family-owned companies in traditional industry sectors to market disruptors in creative media technologies.

Top 100 Fastest Growth 2018

Ones to Watch 2018


Top 100 Fastest Growth 2018

Rank Company   Activity Sales growth over 3 years
1 Ten10 Group Limited A group engaged in the provision of software testing services. 190.36%
2 Inspiration Healthcare Group PLC Supplier of medical devices mainly in areas of critical care. 178.47%
3 B & C E Financial Services Limited The management of pension schemes. 171.19%
4 Markerstudy Insurance Services Limited A group engaged in the insurance managing general agent. 87.19%
5 Thakeham Client Limited The provision of construction and project management services. 84.48%
6 Beaufield Homes Limited Construction of domestic buildings 77.96%
7 Integrated Service Solutions Limited Grading, ripening, storage and warehousing of fruit produce. 76.31%
8 The Specialist Works Limited A top independent media agency for growth brands worldwide 72.32%
9 Touch Associates Limited A group engaged in the audience engagement, production and event management. 63.05%
10 Lucas UK Group Limited A group engaged in spray painting contracting, supply of surface coatings, fit out and redecoration specialists. 61.93%
11 ANONYMOUS A group engaged in the provision of engineering assembly services. 61.21%
12 Civils Contracting Holding Company Limited A group engaged in civil engineers. 58.06%
13 Giggling Restaurants Ltd A group engaged in the restaurant and catering services. 55.08%
14 FM Maintenance Limited A group engaged in the mechanical and electrical installation services and building and repair contracting 54.69%
15 Enstar (EU) Limited The provision of reinsurance consultancy services. 54.35%
16 Aviation ACC* A group engaged in the charter aircraft. 51.46%
17 GSE Group Limited A group engaged in the general development of land and property and the operation of a hotel. 47.95%
18 Q.F.S. Scaffolding Limited The provision of scaffolding services to developers and large building companies. 47.38%
19 Childrensalon Group Limited A group engaged in the retailers and distributors of children's clothing and accessories and the operation of a warehousing and logistics service. 47.02%
20 ANONYMOUS A group engaged in vehicle and transport suppliers. 45.62%
21 Networks Centre Limited Sale and distribution of fibre, copper, CCTV and networking products. 44.91%
22 Gallery Direct 2013 Limited A group engaged in design led sales and marketing. 44.69%
23 First Central Insurance Management Limited A group engaged in trade as a general insurance intermediary. 44.34%
24 MDH (Group) Limited A group engaged in the construction and sale of new homes. 44.10%
25 Chartway Group Limited A group engaged in house building and general construction. 42.96%
26 HL Hall (International) Limited A group engaged as importers, exporters, shippers and commission agents for fruit and vegetables. 42.25%
27  ANONYMOUS A group engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of a range sensor modules and systems. 42.16%
28 E & S Heating & Ventilation Limited Heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor. 41.92%
29 BJF Connections Ltd An electrical, mechanical and building service provider. 41.74%
30 ANONYMOUS A take-away food business. 41.53%
31 Nurse Plus And Carer Plus (UK) Limited Supply of temporary nursing and care staff. 41.25%
32 Runnymede Homes Limited Engaged in property development. 40.18%
33 Jellyfish Group Limited A group engaged as digital marketing experts, specialising in performance paid and natural search, creating digital journeys for clients. 40.08%
34 Cathay Investments Limited A group engaged in export and import of chemicals and related products. 38.79%
35 Alltask Limited Scaffolding contractors and the provision of construction, asbestos and brickwork. 38.71%
36 Ferns Surfacing Limited Civil engineering contractors. 38.66%
37 Runtime Collective Limited trading as Brandwatch A group engaged in the software development sales and marketing service. 38.15%
38 Sian Wholesale Limited The local distribution and export of toiletries, health and beauty products and pharmaceuticals. 37.51%
39 Highway Care Group Limited A group engaged in the mobile and static traffic management. 36.94%
40 ANONYMOUS A group engaged in the provision of hand farming, shared farming and whole farm contracting. 36.86%
41 ANONYMOUS A group engaged in the sale and distribution of books and gifts. 36.68%
42 Ergomed PLC A group who provide clinical development, trial management and pharmacovigilance services. 36.18%
43 Travel Insurance Facilities PLC The provision of travel insurance. 35.69%
44 Whelan & Grant (Holdings) Limited A group engaged as shuttering, reinforced concrete contractors and property developers. 35.41%
45 Willerby Landscapes (Holdings) Limited A group engaged in the provision of plant hire & management services. 34.86%
46 Bapchild Motoring World (Kent) Limited trading as Big Motoring World Limited A quality used car sales showroom. 34.77%
47 HH Global Limited A group engaged in the provision of marketing media services including print management. 34.51%
48 ANONYMOUS A group engaged in the operation of retail stores for the sale of men's giftware. 34.09%
49 ATP Media Operations Limited The management and exploitation of certain sponsorship, media & broadcasting rights owned by the ATP & The Tennis Masters Series Tournaments. 33.81%
50 Movado Group UK Limited The distribution of watches. 32.89%
51 Nurture Landscapes Limited Landscaping services. 32.41%
52 Pilbeam Holdings Limited A group engaged as building contractors. 31.96%
53 PA Crocker Limited The operation of fast food restaurants. 31.37%
54 CAS Learning Disabilities Midlands Limited The provision of residential care facilities for individuals with learning difficulties. 31.21%
55 Pro-Force Limited An agricultural labour supply & contract management business. 30.14%
56 Technetix Group Limited A group engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of technical components for broadband communications networks. 30.03%
57 Brigade Holdings Limited A group engaged in design, development, marketing and distribution of commercial vehicle. 29.58%
58 Full House Restaurants Holdings Limited A group engaged in take-away food shops. 29.11%
59 The Progressive Group Limited Contractors to the building sector. 29.01%
60 Page Holdings Limited A group engaged in the distribution, retail and servicing of cars and commercial vehicles, parts and accessories and property investment. 28.40%
61 ANONYMOUS A group engaged in the operation of motor vehicle and motorbike dealerships. 28.13%
62 ANONYMOUS A group engaged in the provision of medical expertise and escorts for the repatriation and transfer of patients worldwide. 27.94%
63 Coinford Limited A group who provide hiring services for plant and machinery. 27.72%
63 Romans International Limited The sale and repair of new and secondhand cars. 27.72%
65 GlucoRX Limited Diabetes management devoted to launching technologies to support. 27.68%
66 Dual Energy Direct Limited Supply of commercial retail of electricity to its customers. 27.25%
67 M R Stephenson Limited A group engaged in the provision of construction activities for the building trade. 27.15%
68 Sopheon PLC Provision of software & services for complete Enterprise Innovation Management solutions. 26.60%
69 Pet Family Limited A group engaged in the sales of pets and accessories. 26.57%
70 Teamsport Holdings Limited A group engaged in the managing and operating indoor go-karting tracks. 26.25%
71 Medica Reporting Limited Medical diagnostics. 26.21%
72 Pure Genius Holdings Limited A group engaged in the supply of speciality technology printing consumables. 26.13%
73 Falcon Coffees Limited A group engaged in green coffee trading. 26.06%
74 Aspinal of London Group Limited   A group engaged in the design and sales of high end stationery, luxury gifts and brander leather goods. 25.61%
75 Focus 4 U Ltd  A group engaged in telecommunications. 25.51%
76 Chg-Meridian UK Limited A group engaged in the supply and leasing of information technology and related assets and the prov. of associated services. 24.98%
77 Bytes Software Services Limited The supply and installation of computer network defence systems. 24.56%
78 Martin Grant (Holdings) Limited A group engaged in housebuilding and property development. 24.19%
79 Castacrete Limited The manufacture and retail of concrete products. 23.98%
80 Ingenie Services Limited A group who provide insurance intermediary services. 23.55%
81 Eventist Group Limited  A group engaged in the provision of catering services. 23.09%
82 Avtrade Holdings Limited A group engaged in aviation spares sales and hire. 23.05%
83 Metro Mechanical Services Limited The provision of plumbing services. 23.03%
84 Forza Timber Technology Limited A group engaged in the manufacture and supply of certificated fire door, frames, panels and timber partitions. 22.86%
85 JT Holdings Limited A group engaged in the distribution of computers and associated equipment. 22.83%
86 Halsion Holdings Limited A group engaged in electrical and mechanical engineering contractors. 22.80%
87 Concept Building Services (Southern) Ltd The provision of contracting services. 22.59%
88 Fileturn Holdings Limited A group engaged in the specialist contractors. 22.51%
89 Powakaddy International Limited The manufacture and selling of electric golf trolleys and accessories. 22.47%
90 Rhokett Limited The volume production of premium desserts for blue chip customers. 22.40%
91 World of Books Limited A group engaged in the sale of used books. 22.33%
92 ANONYMOUS A group engaged in telecommunications. 22.23%
93 Recruitment Store UK Limited A group engaged in recruitment consultants. 22.01%
94 Allergy Therapeutics PLC   Focused on allergy vaccination. 21.80%
95 Gill Aggregates Limited The wholesale supply of aggregates to builders merchants and the construction industry. 21.77%
96 Ryemarc Limited A group engaged as a management company to let property and operate automotive body repair shops. 21.66%
97 Ncmt Holdings Limited A group engaged in the provision of engineering solutions and supply of machine tools and robots, conveyors and other equipment necessary to reduce manning levels. 21.41%
98 Charles Austen Pumps Limited The manufacture of pumps. 21.37%
99 International Logistics Group Limited The provision of warehousing, stock management, fulfilment distribution, mailing services, freight forwarding and courier services. 21.21%
100 Alpha Membrane Technologies Limited A group whose principal products are dialyzers, components, production lines for their manufacture and filters. 20.99%

*figures supplied by the company

 

Ones to Watch 2018

Company name Activity Headquarters Latest Sales £000
Amazon Filters Design and manufacture UK filters Camberley £21,453
Send For Help Develops pioneering GPS personal safety alarms to provide 24/7 personal protection Epsom £12,803
Paxton Access Design and manufacture IP access control, door entry and building intelligence systems Brighton  £41,119


The companies included in the Top 100 & Ones to Watch league table were selected by conducting an search of FAME in May 2018 for companies with a turnover between £10 to £300m with a trading address in Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The overall average growth rate has been calculated by taking the turnover data over the last three years from the accounts filed at this date.

No reliance should be placed on the information contained in this report and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, BDO does not accept or assume any responsibility to anyone for the information contained in this report.