Fast Track is the UK's leading business research and networking events company focusing on top-performing private companies and entrepreneurs.
We are based in Oxford and have a successful 19-year track record.

We rank the top private companies in seven annual league table awards programmes with The Sunday Times, from the fastest-growing to the biggest, and run high-calibre invitation-only dinners for their owners and directors to network and to meet our sponsors.

The current team consists of 23 full-time staff and a network of freelance researchers and writers, some of whom have worked for Fast Track for over ten years. Many have postgraduate Oxbridge degrees, some have accountancy and commercial research experience, and others have worked for major national newspapers and events companies.

Fast Track is always on the lookout for talented people; particularly if they are interested in working and living in Oxford, but still being paid a London salary. We are looking for people who would relish working closely with some of the UK's top entrepreneurs, demanding blue-chip sponsors and national media partner, who are all predominately based in London.

If you think you have the skills, experience and attitude to make a difference to this growing entrepreneurial business, please email, in confidence, your CV and one page cover letter, to

Fast Track is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Head or deputy head of research: £50,000 to £75,000

We are looking for an experienced analyst or business researcher to help lead and develop our team of 15 researchers, and to be a “hands on” practical researcher.

The ideal candidate is a graduate with at least five years’ relevant research and, preferably, management experience from head-hunting, accountancy, financial journalism or PR, business consultancy, law, private equity or investment banking.

Essential skills
  • Research: expertise in researching UK private companies, with knowledge of the new and different methods of how to identify companies, and to analyse their financial performance and ownership – it does not require advanced financial modelling
  • Team management: manage a 15-strong team of researchers, and be responsible for quality control and driving performance; and be able to effectively manage upwards and other stakeholders
  • Communication: confident and personable communicator with strong writing and editing skills, and able to present work in a clear format
  • Project management: solid project management experience with exceptional attention to detail, and ability to deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines in a commercial environment
For more information and details of how to apply click here.

Senior business events manager: £30,000 to £36,000

We are looking to recruit two high-calibre, detail-orientated people to join our busy and expanding B2B events team.

This role would suit a bright graduate with at least four years’ relevant events experience, or someone returning to work following a career break with the right transferable skills.
  • Project-manage and ‘own’ a selection of our 25 networking events per year, ranging from large, high-profile, invite-only national awards dinners (attended by 200-330 directors & sponsors) to our smaller bespoke alumni dinners (25-50 entrepreneurs)
  • Own the whole guest invitation process, engage and build strong relationships directly with entrepreneurs, and their PAs, to secure their attendance (free) at our dinners
  • Help account handle our all-important blue-chip sponsors, who include Barclays, HSBC and Virgin, and media partner The Sunday Times
For more information and details of how to apply click here.

Freelance researcher: £250 per meeting and write-up + expenses

We are looking for experienced freelance researchers to conduct high-level research meetings with entrepreneurs and company directors running Britain’s top-performing private companies.

For more information and details of how to apply click here.