2013 Top Track 100 supplement
The 12th annual Top Track 100 league table supplement was published in
The Sunday Times on 23 June 2013, with title sponsor BDO.
Top Track 100 ranks Britain's private companies with the biggest sales,
ranging from £22.4bn to £675m. The companies' combined turnover is £185bn, 7% higher than the year before. Profits also grew 7% to reach £18bn, although combined debt is high at £87bn.
Alliance Boots, the pharmaceutical wholesaler and retailer, tops the table for the fourth year in a row, with sales of £22.4bn in the year to March 2013. It is one of the 45 companies on the league table backed by private equity.
Many household names have featured on the league table for all 12 years it has been published, such as JCB, Virgin Atlantic and John Lewis Partnership. During that time, combined sales have more than doubled and staff numbers are up by a third to just over 1m.
See the press release.
The 2014 Top Track 100 league table will be published on 22 June.