Top 100 2019

Our latest report celebrates the exceptional performance of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The owners and directors are truly reaching new heights in their strong financial management and visionary leadership.

Yet again businesses in this region are the amongst the top performing companies in the country, achieving a 76% average rate of profit growth on par with the new high set by Britain’s top 100 privately owned companies with the fastest-growing profits*.

The headline figures reveal that profits at the top 100 in Surrey, Sussex and Kent grew by 51% a year over the last three years. Collectively they generated sales in excess of £3.7bn and employed more than 18,000 people in the last twelve months.

This edition focuses on the key facts and figures that set these companies apart and shares the secrets of success of a handpicked few of the many entrepreneurial business leaders we met during our research. We will continue to champion their growth, so policy makers can do more to support these powerhouses that make such a significant contribution to the local economy.

*Research published in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100, 7 April 2019

Rank Company  Activity Profit Growth CAGR (Over 2 Years)
1 Darton Commodities  A group engaged in the buying, selling, marketing and distribution of metals and ores. 988.15%
2 The Company of Animals A group engaged in the sale of pet training and behavioural products. 890.20%
3 Cinos  The provision of visual systems integration. 703.00%
4 Cooper Estates The provisions of general commercial activities. 280.34%
5 Solventis  A group engaged in the purchase and resale of chemicals. 138.33%
6 P J Brown Construction Civil engineering and haulage. 131.90%
7 Drumgrange Electronic consultants and designers and manufacturers of related products. 126.17%
8 Giggling Restaurants  A group engaged in the restaurant and catering services. 111.94%
9 Halsion Holdings  A group engaged in electrical and mechanical engineering contractors. 105.69%
10 The Manning Impex Group  A group engaged in the import and wholesale of foodstuffs. 104.60%
11 First Central Insurance Management  A group engaged in trade as a general insurance intermediary. 96.54%
12 Vision Engineering  A group engaged in the manufacture of optical instruments. 96.14%
13 Quadrant Group  A group engaged in the development, update, relocation and maintenance of simulator equipment. 91.72%
14 Anonymous The wholesale supply of aggregates to builders merchants and the construction industry. 89.99%
15 Prime Education And Training  A group engaged in the operation of international education. 89.11%
16 M R Stephenson  A group engaged in the provision of construction activities for the building trade. 88.72%
17 HH Global  A group engaged in the provision of marketing media services including print management. 86.55%
18 Supermassive Games A group engaged in the computer games development. 78.95%
19 ATP Media Operations  The management and exploitation of certain sponsorship, media & broadcasting rights owned by the ATP & The Tennis Masters Series Tournaments. 76.63%
20 Thakeham Homes  The sale of development land and buildings. 71.95%
21 UK Gas Technologies A group engaged in the provision of medical and industrial gas contracting services. 71.29%
22 Bartlett Mitchell Services  A group engaged in the provision of catering services. 67.74%
23 Chess Dynamics  A group engaged in the provision of engineering assembly services. 67.34%
24 Send for Help A group engaged in the sale & development of lone worker protection & response services. 64.01%
25 Constantine Wind Energy  A group engaged in electricity generation from wind turbines. 63.89%
26 Markerstudy  A group engaged in the insurance company. 63.60%
27 Inspiration Healthcare Group  Supplier of medical devices mainly in areas of critical care. 62.65%
28 London & Kent Metals  Scrap metal processing and recycling. 60.00%
29 Touch Associates  A group engaged in the audience engagement, production and event management. 59.71%
30 Berkeley Home Health  A group engaged in provide care services. 56.32%
31 ACC Aviation A group engaged in the charter aircraft. 55.76%
32 Linkspan Holdings
 
A group engaged in the design and installation of office partitioning systems, fire screens. 55.24%
33 Darcy Products  A group engaged in the manufacture and sale of pollution prevention and clean up materials. 55.09%
34 FGS Agri  A group engaged in the provision of hand farming, shared farming and whole farm contracting. 54.10%
35 Winterwood Farms  A group engaged in the growing soft fruit as well as importation, packing and also some limited construction services. 53.93%
36 A.P.M. Holdings  A group engaged in the recycling of metal waste and scrap. 52.83%
37 Owen Contractors Holdings  A group engaged in the brickwork contractors. 51.68%
38 Chartway Group  A group engaged in the house building and general construction. 50.69%
39 Ergonomic Solutions A group engaged in the technology
 mounting solutions.
48.03%
40 Watkins M & E Group  A group engaged in the plumbing and other engineering work. 47.49%
41 Synergize Consulting  Recruitment consultants. 45.81%
42 Alcaline UK  A group engaged in the haulage contractors. 44.78%
43 Park Cameras  The retail of photographic, video, television, optical equipment and materials. 44.28%
44 Childrensalon Group  A group engaged in the retailers & distributors of children's clothing & accessories & the operation of a warehousing and logistics service. 44.27%
45 Vidafresh  The wholesalers of fresh produce. 44.15%
46 Watts Farms Fresh Produce Holdings  A group engaged in the retail and wholesale of fresh produce. 43.75%
47 Charles Muddle  Scrap metal dealers and operation of a vehicle breaker yard. 43.67%
48 Artic Building Services  A group engaged in the to providing general building services. 43.02%
49 Travel Insurance Facilities  A group engaged in the provision of travel insurance. 42.92%
50 United Living Group  A group engaged in the construction and renovation services. 42.68%
51 Nurture Landscapes  Landscaping services. 42.17%
52 Paladone Products  The design, development and wholesale of gifts and toys. 41.71%
53 Total Aircraft Product Support (Holdings)  A group engaged in the supply of aircraft parts. 41.54%
54 Technetix Group  A group engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of technical components for broadband communications networks. 40.37%
55 Blu-3 Civil engineering. 39.77%
56 Romans International  The sale and repair of new and secondhand cars. 39.67%
57 Oldercare (Haslemere)  A group engaged in the provision of nursing and rest home facilities for the elderly. 39.53%
58 Adams Aviation Supply Company  The supply of aircraft equipment parts and accessories. 39.48%
59 Aspen Pumps  Manufacture and sales of mini condensate pumps for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. 39.31%
60 Cygnet Propco  A property investment company. 39.23%
61 Priority Freight A group engaged in the provision of intelligent time critical freight management, supply chain solutions, freight distribution services. 39.02%
62 Q.F.S. Scaffolding  The provision of scaffolding services to developers and large building companies. 37.95%
63 Brightstarr Group  A group engaged in software and applications development. 37.73%
64 Sopheon  Provision of software & services for complete Enterprise Innovation Management solutions. 37.42%
65 Blaze Signs Holdings  A group engaged in the design, manufacture and installation of illuminated and electronic signs. 36.64%
66 Ten10 Group  A group engaged in the provision of software testing services. 36.10%
67 Haynes Brothers Motor and agricultural engineers and distributors of cars, vans, trucks, tractors and agricultural equipment. 35.62%
68 Cennox Holdings  A group engaged in the range of specialist services. 35.38%
69 Brigade Holdings  A group engaged in design, development, marketing and distribution of commercial vehicle. 34.84%
70 Focus 4 U  A group engaged in the telecommunications. 33.59%
71 Air And Cargo Services (Holdings)  A group engaged in the provision of management services. 32.85%
72 Castacrete  The manufacture and retail of concrete products. 32.25%
73 Nurse Plus And Carer Plus (UK)  Supply of temporary nursing and care staff. 30.73%
74 Sunninghill Construction  Building contractors. 30.70%
75 Premier Asset Management Group  A group engaged in managers of open and closed ended investment funds as well as discretionary portfolio managers. 30.32%
76 GPS Marine A group engaged in marine heavy lift contractors, towage and transport, boat charter, wreck and waste removal and marine consultancy. 30.10%
77 Lamberts Healthcare  The direct marketing of vitamin and mineral supplements, sports nutrition products and related healthcare products. 29.68%
78 Aspire Pharma A group engaged in the registration, marketing and distribution of branded and generic pharmaceutical products. 29.63%
79 Birchwood Motor Group  Retail and servicing of motor vehicles and spare parts. 28.41%
80 Ncmt Holdings  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. 26.96%
81 Avtrade Holdings  A group engaged in aviation spares sales & hire. 26.89%
82 Blenheim House Construction Building contractors. 26.83%
83 William Reed Holdings  A group engaged in the provision of business media in the drink & leisure sectors through its portfolio of magazines, exhibitions, events, on-line and related activities. 25.91%
84 Marshall-Tufflex  A group engaged in the manufacture and sale of cable management solutions, rainwater systems and window systems. 25.74%
85 The Cruise Line  Tour operators specialising in luxury cruises. 25.58%
86 Price & Pierce Forest Products The international marketing of timber. 25.39%
87 Dwellcourt  A group engaged in the maintenance and conduct of sports complexes and as related licensed victuallers and restaurateurs and as golf professional shop operators. 25.29%
88 M.D.J. Light Brothers (Scrap Processors)  Metal merchants and processors, including fridge and freezer
scrap processing.
25.14%
89 OHOB Holdings A group engaged in the groundwork contractors, plant hire, building contractors and civil engineering and property development. 24.85%
90 Hotchkiss Group  A group engaged in ductwork contracting, ventilation and air-conditioning products and fire resistant duct systems. 24.80%
91 Solar Metals  sale of scrap metal. 24.73%
92 Lenham Storage Company  A group engaged in civil engineers. 24.52%
93 Consolidated Timber Holdings A group engaged in the distribution of timber and panel products. 23.64%
94 Ampito Group  A group engaged in the management and development. 22.69%
95 MTS Cleansing Services  The collection and treatment of sewage and other such waste. 19.19%
96 Westridge Group  A group engaged in the construction. 19.18%
97 FRY Wealth  A group engaged in the tax consultants, executors and trustees.
 
18.55%
98 Chandlers Building Supplies A group engaged in the supply of building materials and associated products to the building industry. 17.29%
99 G.G Holdings  A group engaged in the retailing, direct selling, property and property investment. 15.58%
100 Paxton Access Group A group engaged in the manufacture and distribution of electronic goods. 10.68%