Rank Company Location Year end Annual sales rise over 3 years Latest sales £000s Staff Comment
1 CycleschemeBicycle scheme administrator Bath Feb 09 347.91% 22,748 27 New client Rolls-Royce bought £1.2m of bikes for employees in one month
2 Gio-GoiFashion wholesaler Central London Mar 09 219.92% 18,811 34 Brand featured in an MTV show with Pete Doherty modelling its clothes
3 Empiric SolutionsRecruitment consultancy Central London Aug 09 202.15% 8,962 14 Has about 50 core investment and asset management clients, including ING and Fortis
4 OxygenInsurance broker Central London Dec 08 189.80% 17,021 177 Has arranged cancellation insurance for Madonna and U2 concerts
5 EazyfoneMobile phone recycler Cheshire Aug 09 176.69% *36,246 124 Says it recycles up to 200,000 phones a month through its Envirofone website
6 MattressmanMattress retailer Norwich Mar 08 173.60% 8,680 44 Says it stocks 5,000 bed frames and 3,000 mattresses at any given time
7 I-PayePayroll services provider Merseyside Mar 09 170.65% 67,401 42 Has 2,000 clients, many of whom are contractors working abroad
8 Paladin GroupProperty services provider Bath Mar 09 170.25% 20,500 345 Is moving into student letting, with a contract signed to manage 1,000 student units
9 Ella’s KitchenBaby food producer Henley Jun 09 156.16% †8,260 10 Its 30 products include flavours such as butternut squash, apple and prune
10 Catering AcademyContract caterer Staffordshire Dec 08 155.76% 14,305 593 Its clients include the Health Protection Agency, the University of Bolton and the YMCA
11 Genuine SolutionsMobile accessories distributor Surrey Jan 09 153.52% 6,258 64 Supplies mobile-phone accessories to 800 independent retailers in 24 countries
12 Getting PersonalOnline gift retailer Cheshire May 09 148.78% *6,282 29 Founders met at antenatal classes
13 Rize RecruitmentTelecoms recruitment consultancy North London Mar 09 144.85% 8,370 19 Says it has placed Colombian workers in Afghanistan, and Filipinos in Madagascar
14 Life Build SolutionsBuilding contractor Buckinghamshire Dec 08 139.65% 15,002 15 Recently completed a £2.5m project for Pinewood Studios opened by the Queen
15 Your Golf Travel.comGolf travel retailer Central London Dec 08 139.35% 7,415 52 Its call-centre staff are mostly keen golfers who advise travellers on best golfing deals
16 Team24Medical recruitment consultancy Surrey Apr 09 133.97% 13,401 52 Claims to place more than 1,000 doctors and nurses a week
17 Redrock ConsultingRecruitment consultancy Bristol Mar 08 131.41% †15,372 21 Clients include Orange, Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent
18 Alliance SurgicalSurgery group Birmingham Mar 09 131.22% 5,895 29 450 NHS consultants are shareholders in the business
19 State OilFuel wholesaler Weybridge Feb 09 128.00% 147,199 14 Claims to be the fourth-largest independent oil importer in the UK
20 Low Cost Travel GroupTravel operator West Sussex Oct 08 127.03% 50,732 72 Has booked holidays for 1.2m people this year
21 Myprotein.co.ukSports nutrition supplier Manchester Sep 09 125.82% *9,764 50 Supplies sports nutrition to the current winner of Britain’s Strongest Man competition
22 Moonpig.comOnline greeting card retailer Central London Apr 09 125.60% 20,906 65 Says it will sell 10m personalised greeting cards this year
23 MiromaMedia barter company Central London Jun 09 118.22% *20,257 14 Launched an office in Singapore this year
24 E-ResourcingIT recruitment consultancy Epsom Jun 09 115.01% *5,641 14 Customers include the NHS, Logica and Toyota
25 Next VenturesRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 08 111.32% 8,292 25 75% of its sales are currently generated overseas
26 Interim PartnersRecruitment consultancy Harrogate Dec 08 110.53% 9,377 17 Launched a mid-market recruitment division in September
27 Kite Consulting GroupIT recruitment consultancy Central London Aug 09 110.19% *7,914 20 Clients include Balfour Beatty, Barclays and Aviva
28 Olive CateringContract caterer Warwickshire Dec 08 104.09% 9,225 368 Recently won contracts with Heinz and Capital One
29 Global Energy GroupEnergy services provider Inverness Mar 08 103.00% 94,309 425 Has hired two Olympic biathlete skiers to lead staff development
30 Fine Green AssociatesRecruitment consultancy Manchester Jun 09 102.94% 10,861 18 Supplies non-clinical management staff to the NHS and private healthcare organisations
31 ONEPOSTPostal management adviser Bristol Jun 09 100.62% *28,415 44 Its 230 clients include the National Trust and the British Red Cross
32 AM PMCash and carry wholesaler Scunthorpe Aug 08 99.52% *5,332 12 Cash and carry chain started in an old sewing-machine factory with £5,000 of stock
33 powerPerfectorEnergy-saving device distributor Central London Dec 08 97.21% 11,557 27 Says its technology can save clients an average of 13% in electricity costs
34 Chesterfield PoultryHalal poultry seller Derbyshire Jun 08 97.02% 17,487 86 Processes up to 120,000 halal chickens each week
35 Directline HolidaysOnline travel operator Croydon Oct 08 96.22% 11,398 61 Has developed software that can tailor holidays to customers’ requirements
36 Silver CrossPram maker Skipton Dec 08 95.67% 17,484 41 Founded in 1877, now sells to retailers and direct to public on its own website
37 jjFOXRecruitment consultancy Bristol Dec 08 94.87% *13,691 100 Company’s 2008 Christmas raffle raised £44,000 to start a charitable foundation
38 AsteralMedical equipment provider Reading Mar 09 94.42% *14,277 43 Handles the supply and maintenance of scanners and x-ray machines to hospitals
39 NAC GroupBusiness consultancy Sunderland Jul 08 92.87% 7,598 40 Helps improve business efficiency at Imperial College Hospital and JCB
40 DanbroPayroll services provider Blackpool Mar 09 91.63% *51,080 1,363 Client list includes 1,500 IT contractors and 1,100 limited companies
41 Hobson PriorRecruitment consultancy Tunbridge Wells Jul 08 91.04% 10,267 20 Has recently formed strategic partnerships with companies in Switzerland and Germany
42 ea Consulting GroupBusiness management consultancy Twickenham Mar 09 88.99% 25,111 32 Founded to manage change arising from the introduction of the euro
43 MFGFuel forecourt operator St Albans Aug 08 87.73% 121,905 237 Has acquired more than 20 petrol stations in the past three years
44 Boost DrinksEnergy drink maker Leeds Oct 08 87.54% 9,654 12 Became the official energy drink for Glastonbury this year
45 Stores DirectHeating products retailer Huddersfield Apr 09 86.58% 8,224 15 Sells about 500 stoves and fireplaces each month from its websites
46 HiggidyPie maker West Sussex Sep 09 85.68% *5,586 106 Sells its British quiches to a café in France
47 FjordDigital design consultancy Central London Dec 08 82.36% *6,641 88 Has offices in London, Berlin, Helsinki and New York
48 Joseph JosephHousehold goods manufacturer Central London May 09 82.11% *6,477 21 Sells 250 product lines through stores including John Lewis and House of Fraser
49 SFC (Wholesale)Fried chicken wholesaler Merseyside Mar 09 80.81% 12,511 12 Claims to sell more than 400 tonnes of frozen chicken products each month
50 DimarkEthnic food distributor North London Dec 08 80.60% *5,077 15 Is one of Britain’s largest importers of Polish and eastern European food
51 Easi-Drive Accident ManagementAccident services provider Manchester Mar 08 80.59% †12,857 96 Says its customers drive 1m miles a year in the replacement vehicles it provides
52 PracticusManagement consultancy Henley Dec 08 79.17% 33,274 49 Opened offices in Amsterdam and Australia earlier this year
53 World FirstInternational payments provider Central London Jan 09 78.86% 5,579 54 Its most popular currencies traded are euros and dollars
54 Global ResourcingIT recruitment consultancy Bromley Dec 08 77.89% 14,782 38 Operates globally, including in America, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kazakhstan
55 The Book DepositoryOnline book retailer Gloucester Jun 09 77.79% 61,421 39 Founder was part of the team that launched Amazon in Britain
56 Oliver James AssociatesRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 08 77.57% 6,986 24 Places about 20 candidates each month with blue-chip insurance firms
57 Amber TavernsPub operator Preston Jan 09 76.74% 7,019 10 Purchased 23 pubs from the administrators in April, saving about 100 jobs
58 Allen LanePublic sector recruitment consultancy Central London May 09 76.43% *23,644 19 Clients include Ofsted and the London Business School
59 Liv-exFine wine exchange Southwest London Dec 08 75.70% 27,145 21 Produces an index ranking the world’s top 100 wines for investment
60 People Source ConsultingIT recruitment consultancy Bristol Mar 09 74.27% 6,480 22 Claims to have clients in every industry sector
61 ToppesfieldSpecialist surfacing contractor Ipswich May 08 74.23% 10,549 33 Recently completed a £1m resurfacing project on behalf of Transport for London
62 Richmond GroupFinancial services provider Bournemouth Mar 09 71.96% *36,301 372 Staff, customers and company raised £150,000 for local charities
63 Universal RecyclingMetal waste recycler South Yorkshire Oct 08 71.48% 47,637 72 A renewable fuel power plant now provides a third of all its electricity requirements
64 BLU 3 (UK)Infrastructure services provider Croydon Mar 08 70.87% 14,283 77 Clients include Tesco, Transport for London and EDF Energy
65 Opti-cal Survey EquipmentSurvey equipment supplier Reading Aug 09 70.35% *5,039 17 Supplies equipment to projects including the London 2012 Olympics and Crossrail
66 Mayday HealthcareRecruitment consultancy Central London Sep 08 70.14% 29,710 55 Claims its offices have not closed in five and a half years
67 Zaha HadidArchitect Central London Apr 08 67.43% 26,231 241 Designs include the Z.Car, a hydrogen-powered, three-wheeled automobile
68 Igloo BooksBook publisher Northampton Mar 08 67.36% 7,728 32 Publishes about 250 titles each year, from baby nutrition guides to gardening books
69 LifetimeTraining provider Bristol Mar 09 66.40% *9,793 157 Founder worked as a teacher and aerobics instructor before setting up the business
70 ActeonSubsea services provider Norwich Dec 08 66.37% 309,154 1,595 Group comprises 15 companies with services including oilwell decommissioning
71 PMSSRenewable energy consultancy Romsey Mar 09 65.97% *5,963 65 Claims to have provided expertise to more than 1,000 renewable-energy projects
72 McKinney RogersBusiness performance consultancy Central London Apr 09 65.10% *11,042 59 Stint in the Royal Marines led founder to adapt military principles to the business
73 Harkand GroupOffshore services provider Aberdeen Sep 08 64.67% 87,626 472 Recently opened offices in Singapore and Australia
74 InvestigoRecruitment consultancy Central London Jun 09 64.51% 28,840 59 Acts as primary supplier of finance staff to Alliance Boots, Coca-Cola and Lloyds
75 Timothy James ConsultingRecruitment consultancy Bristol Oct 08 63.63% *5,428 30 Candidates placed typically earn salaries of between £80,000 and £100,000
76 Henleys ClothingFashion retailer Manchester Mar 09 63.45% *37,952 191 Says it is one of Shop Direct’s top selling brands
77 Holiday TaxisAirport transfer provider West Sussex Dec 08 63.41% 12,238 48 Founder set up company after Thomas Cook made him redundant
78 MSS GroupFacilities management consultancy Cardiff Mar 09 62.52% 7,367 287 Its clients include Superdrug, Rockwool and Scottish Power
79 Sprue AegisSafety products manufacturer Coventry Dec 08 61.86% 9,368 22 Says it supplies 85% of British fire authorities with its smoke alarms
80 Bond Aviation GroupHelicopter operator Cheltenham Mar 08 61.74% 62,656 299 Flies crews to and from drilling platforms in the North Sea
81 PJ CareCare home operator Milton Keynes Mar 08 60.25% 5,002 155 Recently acquired a training company to enable it to train its own staff
82 Go ApeAdventure course operator Suffolk Dec 08 60.19% 8,479 198 Says that nearly 2m customers have completed a course
83 Fast & Fresh RestaurantsSubway sandwich franchiser Preston Jun 08 59.84% 10,643 388 Recent openings include restaurants at Liverpool airport
84 Character WorldLicensed textile manufacturer Cheshire Dec 08 59.65% 20,813 47 Recently launched a Spiderman duvet set
85 AdConnectionMedia agency Wimbledon Mar 09 59.56% *14,633 18 New clients include Grosvenor Casinos and Trinidad and Tobago’s tourist board
86 Cath KidstonLifestyle retailer West London Mar 09 59.46% 31,294 275 Recently published a book of sewing projects designed for use with its fabric patterns
87 Applied Language SolutionsTranslation services provider Manchester May 09 59.16% *6,257 102 Claims to have a network of more than 16,000 linguists around the world
88 Balhousie Care GroupCare home operator Forfar Apr 09 59.02% *12,734 530 Founder appeared on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire this year
89 Maria Mallaband Care GroupCare home operator Leeds Apr 08 58.85% 31,834 1,303 Supplies 1,200 beds in 54 care homes, including one in Jersey
90 Voice MobileMobile phone reseller Birmingham Dec 08 58.66% 7,120 21 Says it supplies mobile phones to one in every four British police officers
91 Manpower DirectSecurity services provider Essex Jun 08 58.00% 7,399 240 Started in a converted warehouse by a group of engineering graduates
92 NET-A-PORTER.comOnline fashion retailer Central London Jan 09 56.54% 81,546 376 Has raised more than £10m in funding since 2000
93 DenticareDental practice operator Bedford Mar 08 56.47% 5,125 55 Provides financial assistance to help continental dentists relocate to Britain
94 EurospanBook distributor Central London Dec 08 56.09% 5,472 27 Distributes books from publishers such as the World Bank and Stanford University Press
95 PaulBakery and patisserie Central London Dec 08 55.71% 18,901 413 Claims it sold more than 300,000 croissants and 70,000 strawberry tartlettes last year
96 Hotel Chocolat StoresChocolate retailer Hertfordshire Jun 09 55.16% *21,788 287 Recently opened two stores in America, and will have franchises in Dubai and Kuwait
97 B&M RetailDiscount retailer Liverpool Dec 08 54.60% 255,922 3,119 Claims that more than 1.5m shoppers enter its stores each week
98 CMC PartnershipBusiness management consultancy Monmouthshire Jan 09 53.30% 13,262 50 Clients include the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign Office and the Welsh Assembly
99 Outsource UKRecruitment consultancy Swindon May 09 53.29% 18,234 21 Company was founded in the managing director’s spare bedroom
100 David Phillips FurnitureFurniture retailer Central London Mar 08 52.92% *12,273 73 Furnished more than 100 apartments in Cyprus this year

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