Rank Company Location Year end Annual sales rise over 3 years Latest sales £000s Staff Comment
1 EyretelDevelopers of multimedia recording and analysis equipment West Sussex 1996 214.94% 12,089 106
2 DX CommunicationsRetail of mobile phones & network contracts Lanarkshire 1996 194.93% †21,217 150
3 Progressive Computer RecruitmentRecruitment agency South-west London 1996 194.72% 11,213 111
4 R FrazierComputer and telecom product recycling & reselling Dumfries 1996 192.72% 7,374 240
5 WolfeBuilding contractors Ellesmere Port. South Wirral 1996 188.72% 7,413 90
6 WeatherglazeManufacture & installation of double-glazed windows & doors Enfield 1996 174.41% 7,811 36
7 DR Simpson Chilled FoodsFish freezing and processing for supermarkets Hull 1996 172.60% 6,563 80
8 City & Financial InternationalFulfilment & courier delivery of financial documents worldwide London 1996 165.40% 6,468 94
9 Roldec SystemsAssemblers and direct re-sellers of computers via mail order Wolverhampton 1996 146.17% 7,265 30
10 Vivid ImaginationsToy marketer Surrey 1996 132.39% 22,189 25
11 Roe RoadsCivil engineering and contract labour providers Brentford. Middlesex 1996 128.89% 8,622 50
12 Software WarehouseMail-order and reseller of software and hardware assembled Birmingham 1996 128.37% 15,627 209
13 Prime Time RecruitmentRecruitment agency Northampton 1996 122.69% 17,692 138
14 Imperial Cleaning Services GroupIndustrial cleaning contractors and landscapers Birkenhead. Merseyside 1996 121.89% 7,145 2,406
15 KingsburghTechnology value added reseller Edinburgh 1996 120.53% 4,515 24
16 Texas HoldingsEngineering, recycling, football, hotel management, printing and property Manchester 1996 119.90% 39,438 790
17 Bluepoint Corp (formerly Bluepoint Monitor (UK))Distributer of computer components Milton Keynes. Beds 1996 119.67% 10,547 30
18 Longueville GroupIT recruitment & training Brighton 1996 115.25% 7,902 71
19 Open Computers & FinanceSale & rental of computer hardware. Sheffield 1996 113.09% †13,797 31
20 MacGregor ServicesCater to the offshore oil and gas industry Aberdeen 1996 111.88% 39,429 633
21 Computer FuturesRecruitment agency Central London 1996 111.67% 30,423 155
22 UnoRetail of upholstered furniture Liverpool 1996 111.34% 24,185 164
23 Imperial Motor ComponentsDistribution of external non-original automotive parts Wakefield 1996 111.11% 5,015 86
24 Extra PersonnelProvision of temporary and permanent staff to industry West Midlands 1996 110.19% 5,012 90
25 Simply ComputersMail-order and reseller of computers and software London 1996 109.74% 49,540 226
26 BodenClothing retailer Northwest London 1996 108.32% 5,542 27
27 PMR GroupIT recruitment consultancy Kent 1996 106.14% 4,187 12
28 HobgoblinnsManaged pub company and distributes its brewed ales Witney. Oxon 1996 105.83% 8,615 282
29 MSB InternationalIT recruitment consultancy Bromley. Kent 1996 104.46% 38,555 67
30 Karavale EnterprisesElectronic design and assembly of circuit boards Welwyn Garden City 1996 103.42% 5,640 220
31 SteljesReseller & hire of audio-visual equipment West London 1996 103.21% 12,729 24
32 Chevron Technical ServicesSupply engineers for servicing of aircraft Braintree. Essex 1996 102.91% 6,642 350
33 Dudley TaylorPharmaceuticals importer Warwick 1996 101.42% 70,055 206
34 ColdsealManufacture, retail & install replacement windows Nottingham 1996 100.37% 46,033 319
35 European TelecomDistribution of mobile communications equipment Slough. Berks 1996 99.70% 78,440 41
36 Countrywide ConsortiumProvision of grounds maintenance services to corporates Cheshire 1996 98.99% 6,241 17
37 Pericom SoftwareDevelops terminal emulation software for networks Milton Keynes 1996 98.13% 9,310 59
38 Topps Tile KingdomRetailing of speciality and imported tiles London 1996 96.70% 22,041 260
39 Carphone WarehouseMobile phone retailer Northwest London 1996 95.75% 64,506 385
40 Avon Environmental ServicesBuilding services engineers/contractors Wallington. Surrey 1996 94.98% 5,278 12
41 Ultimex Global LogisticsInternational freight forwarding consultants Egham. Surrey 1996 94.96% 5,773 22
42 Fox Computer SystemsSoftware consultancy and supply Moldon. Essex 1996 94.26% 4,120 24
43 TeksysSupply of computer equipment Egham. Surrey 1996 92.65% 8,551 26
44 London Bridge Software HoldingsDevelopers of credit risk management software London 1996 90.58% 6,306 57
45 Basilica ComputingComputer equipment resellers St Albans. Herts 1996 90.09% 29,955 96
46 The Tyrell CorporationSale of digital recording equipment London 1996 89.32% 4,568 33
47 Menzies HotelsHotel operator Derbyshire 1996 89.15% †3,235 80
48 Multipulse ElectronicsContract manufacturing of electronic components and equipment. Woking. Surrey 1996 88.58% 10,442 58
49 Hancock Group – HMGDealerships for Ford cars and trucks Borehamwood. Herts 1996 88.58% 148,191 593
50 Godmer House GroupProviders of tuition in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) London 1996 88.31% 4,868 184
51 QAS SystemsPostcode software developer SW London 1996 87.98% 5,679 64
52 Linens DirectRetail of textiles Loughton. Essex 1996 87.55% 5,370 90
53 Scarlett ClothingManufacture of clothing London 1996 87.31% 4,883 16
54 Advanced Risc Machines (now ARM Holdings)Development of RISC microprocessors for licensing globally Cambridge 1996 86.90% 16,694 141
55 Highfield GroupNursing home operator Edinburgh 1996 86.79% 14,911 1,456
56 Imago GroupVideo communications distributor Berkshire 1996 86.16% 7,568 25
57 Runwood HomesResidential homes operator Essex 1996 84.69% 4,624 300
58 VIP Computer CentreIT component distributor Warrington 1996 84.51% 52,272 60
59 Charlton House Catering ServicesCatering company Henley-On-Thames 1996 83.05% 3,852 146
60 MBI MBOHotelliers Hertfordshire 1996 82.34% 3,207 57
61 Cadogan BooksBook publisher London 1996 81.64% 4,423 14
62 Finex Communications GroupMarketing and advertising consultants London 1996 80.22% 7,568 58
63 EquanetResellers of computer hardware and software Surbiton. Surrey 1996 80.01% 18,695 32
64 Graphic FacilitiesProvide photolithographic and pre-printing services London 1996 79.61% 7,845 76
65 MacDuff Shellfish (Scotland)Export of shellfish Aberdeen 1996 79.38% 3,717 30
66 AllnetResellers and supporters of integrated computer networks Epsom. Surrey 1996 79.25% 4,642 29
67 Rotrax Engineering ServicesElectrical and mechanical contractors Middlesbrough 1996 77.73% 5,788 65
68 Panacea ServicesProvision of computer maintenance services and sale of computers London 1996 77.55% 3,756 18
69 TertioSoftware developers and consultants London 1996 76.81% 10,258 87
70 S&J (Chatteris)Building contractors Cambridgeshire 1996 76.58% 4,933 17
71 TPD GroupPublishers of magazines and directories London 1996 75.62% 10,351 91
72 Glyn Webb WallpapersSuppliers of wallpaper and home improvements Lancashire 1996 75.32% 16,774 249
73 Lexis Public RelationsPublic relations consultants London 1996 74.29% 3,145 31
74 Sovereign RubberProcessing and distribution of rubber and plastic materials Stockport. Cheshire 1996 73.39% 7,470 125
75 Badenoch & ClarkRecruitment of finance, banking and legal staff for all business sectors London 1996 72.36% 26,696 105
76 Bellwater ContractsBuilding contractors and telephone exchange installers Surbiton. Surrey 1996 72.16% 16,062 29
77 Video Tele Sales (Crazy Eddie’s)*Distributers of CD's and videos. Romford 1996 71.73% 5,703 60
78 PanCredit SystemsSoftware developers for finance and leasing industry Leeds 1996 71.70% 6,054 110
79 PoundlandDiscount retailer West Midlands 1996 69.64% 56,623 1,033
80 Resource Environmental ServicesAirconditioning, mechanical electrical contractor. Midgham. Berkshire 1996 69.36% 6,461 59
81 ACW TechnologyContract electronic manufacturing services for telecommunications and aerospace Petersfield. Hants 1996 68.73% 12,038 115
82 Nexus Media CommunicationsPublication of trade and special interest magazines & exhibition organizers Swanley. Kent 1996 68.72% 33,656 344
83 Owl Video SystemsDistribution and installation of audio and visual equipment Uckfield. E Sussex 1996 68.50% 8,463 29
84 New Crane PublishingPublishers of Sainsburys Magazine London 1996 67.83% 12,612 42
85 Repton HoldingsIT services & products provider Hounslow. Middx 1996 67.65% 11,060 17
86 Direct HolidaysTravel agents selling exclusively over the phone. London 1996 66.28% 52,654 140
87 Grist Building ServicesBuilding and refurbishing contractors Southampton 1996 66.19% 14,586 25
88 Pet Plas PackagingManufacture of plastic bottles Leeds 1996 65.94% 15,943 91
89 MygateApple Macintosh accessories dealer London 1996 65.78% 6,224 21
90 IntegralisNetwork security software developers. Reading 1996 64.66% 12,080 84
91 Matchmaker PersonnelEngineering and IT contract and permanent recruitment consultancy Fareham. Hampshire 1996 63.84% 9,913 20
92 Paragon ElectronicsContract electronics manufacturer Bedfordshire 1996 63.30% 4,372 20
93 ATA GroupRecruitment and personnel consultancy services Seven Oaks. Kent 1996 63.08% 3,036 64
94 Geolink (UK)Manufacture of oil well equipment Aberdeen 1996 60.73% 11,539 44
95 Modular TechnologyManufacture and supply of data communications products Oxfordshire 1996 60.25% 4,831 43
96 Corinthian MarketingCollectibles and toys marketer High Wycombe 1996 59.97% 12,728 43
97 GB Information SystemsDevelopment of computer-based marketing software Chester 1996 59.64% 3,987 46
98 Lapland UKSale of laptop computers Basingstoke 1996 59.37% 8,655 16
99 Instrument TechnologyManufacture of vacuum components St Leonards on Sea. E Sussex 1996 59.24% 7,902 150
100 GoldhammerTravel company for corporates London 1996 58.84% 8,832 21

* Supplied by Company  † Annualised figure