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Midlands Growth Reports

18 July 2019

We have identified the top 50 fastest growing mid-market firms in each region of the Midlands to create our growth barometer reports. Each report contains the top 50 list based on average turnover growth, as well as analysis of sectors, employment growth and in-depth interviews with business leaders and ambassadors from the region.

Birmingham and Solihull

In the latest Midlands Growth Barometer report, BDO’s Birmingham & Solihull Growth Barometer confirms the county’s Top 50 fastest growing companies across the regions have achieved a combined revenue of £3.6bn.





Black Country

The new instalment of our Black Country Growth Report reveals the top 50 fastest growing companies in the region and shows why the face of manufacturing is continuing to diversify and surprise. No longer a dark metaphor for industrialisation, the area’s manufacturing power now spells bright future for the region.

We also take a closer look at the region’s leading sector in our special report, Manufacturing – Why we’re still number one, celebrating manufacturing as the Black Country’s strongest card for economic growth and employment. ​



Coventry and Warwickshire 

Our latest Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Report reveals that the top 50 fastest growing companies in Coventry and Warwickshire created more than 3,600 jobs last year while generating an extra £1.2 billion of combined turnover.






The county, which led the Industrial Revolution, continues to deliver hearty returns for entrepreneurs, with the top 50’s mid-sized businesses joint turnover growing 69% over the last three years. This report looks at what makes the county special…and how it can stay so.






This Growth Barometer aims to highlight what is contributing to Nottinghamshire’s success and what is needed to maintain it.

As well as tracking the county’s leading companies, this report also includes interviews and commentary from local business leaders and those supporting and nurturing growing businesses.






In the latest Midlands Growth Barometer report, BDO’s Shropshire Growth Barometer confirms the county’s top 50 fastest growing companies across Shropshire have given the local economy a combined £1.1 billion turnover boost.






Staffordshire’s fastest-growing companies are on a roll. The county’s top 50 growth leaders turned over a combined £25 billion in the last year under review, up 54% from £17 billion two years ago. Manufacturing remains the leading industry in Staffordshire, however, retail and wholesale are currently a close second with 9 companies within the top 50.






The 2018 edition of the Worcestershire Growth Report not only includes data on the financial health of Worcestershire’s 50 fastest-growing businesses, but also includes interviews with business leaders including First Grade International and Skatehut.

Financial figures only provide part of the picture in any business community. The image that emerges is one of prudently managed businesses, with a clear focus on sales growth and diligent adhesion to long-term strategic plans.