Rank Company Location Year end Annual sales rise over 3 years Latest sales £000s Staff Comment
1 Clinigen GroupPharmaceutical services provider Burton on Trent Jun 11 242.05% 35,024 48 Added £23m in sales this year through acquisitions
2 Secured MailBulk mail service provider Warrington Jul 10 232.76% 32,556 61 Collects 400m letters nationwide each year
3 Diet ChefDiet meal retailer Edinburgh Jul 11 228.69% *11,852 45 Founder’s first job was as personal chef to the Mountbatten family
4 Mobile Account SolutionsPhone and tablet provider Hertfordshire Mar 11 194.45% 27,331 10 Supplies mobile phones to Childline and Amnesty International
5 TopCashbackCashback website operator Staffordshire Jan 11 189.27% 15,512 17 Claims that the average customer receives £50 cashback per year
6 MedstromNHS product supplier Derbyshire Feb 11 166.72% *5,543 75 Supplies high-tech cots that can x-ray and weigh critically ill children
7 Côte RestaurantsRestaurant operator Central London Jul 11 166.35% 35,583 894 Backed by Richard Caring and is run by the former owners of the Strada restaurant chain
8 Veetee FoodsPackaged food manufacturer Kent Dec 10 163.83% 11,145 38 Sells 25m trays of premium ready-cooked rice each year
9 Notonthehighstreet.comOnline retail marketplace Richmond Dec 10 154.65% *15,080 45 Estimates that it has received £50m in free PR from free press coverage
10 Lois JewelleryJewellery wholesaler & bullion dealer Birmingham Mar 10 150.13% 263,009 12 Melts down about 150kg of gold each day
11 AES InternationalFinancial services provider West London Apr 11 144.89% 5,471 19 Started out providing financial advice for expats in hazardous regions and professions
12 Austin FraserRecruitment consultancy Reading Feb 11 142.12% *7,101 28 Its first office was a garage owned by the father of one of the founders
13 Be Wiser InsuranceInsurance broker Andover May 11 139.07% 12,148 141 Checks more than 30 insurance companies when searching for quotes for customers
14 Electricity Network SolutionsElectricity infrastructure servicer Northamptonshire Sep 10 136.05% †9,735 115 Refurbished 900km of overhead electricity lines last year
15 Staysure.co.ukOver-fifties insurance provider Northampton Dec 10 134.01% *14,583 62 Operates an expatriate office in Spain
16 PhoVietnamese restaurant chain Central London Feb 11 132.59% *5,374 130 Up to 2,000 people are served freshly cooked dishes at its Westfield site each day
17 Actegy HealthHome healthcare devices Ascot Jun 11 130.44% *22,911 27 Has recently opened a new office in Montreal
18 sofa.comOnline sofa retailer Southwest London Feb 10 128.82% 6,852 37 Paid $200,000 for its internet domain name
19 Mobile Phone XchangeMobile phone recycler Northwest London Dec 10 128.01% *10,235 18 Claims to pay on average £57 to customers for their old mobile phones
20 Baird & CoBullion merchant East London Dec 10 115.27% 417,167 53 Makes 50,000 wedding rings a year
21 First UtilityEnergy supplier Warwick Dec 10 114.53% 60,537 145 Its smart meters send out readings of electricity usage every 30 minutes
22 Liquid FridayPayroll services provider Portsmouth Jul 11 112.72% *31,405 1,450 Provides financial services to contractors and temporary workers
23 La Fosse AssociatesTechnology recruitment consultancy Central London Sep 11 109.08% *11,294 38 Supports 250 children in a Malawi orphanage
24 feelunique.comOnline beauty products retailer Jersey Mar 11 105.50% *16,056 118 Gives its VIP club customers 10% off their favourite brand for life
25 Ella’s KitchenBaby food producer Henley Jun 11 99.89% *30,289 35 Claims that one of its products is eaten somewhere every second
26 Your Golf Travel.comGolf travel retailer Central London Dec 10 99.28% 26,405 59 Has set up Golf for Heroes, which allows injured soldiers to play golf for free
27 Ashbury Construction ServicesBuilding contractor Ipswich Mar 11 99.05% *6,178 11 Founder started in the building trade as a bricklayer at the age of 16
28 Global PersonalsOnline dating service provider Windsor Aug 10 98.41% 13,693 77 Says it has created more than 6,000 dating websites for 1,400 companies
29 BullionVault.comGold dealer West London Oct 10 94.51% 304,248 17 Founded when Gordon Brown, as chancellor, sold off half of Britain’s gold reserve
30 Surfdome.comOnline lifestyle retailer Wembley Dec 10 92.11% 7,261 50 Founder originally planned to open an indoor surf centre
31 Fever-TreeMixer drinks manufacturer Southwest London Dec 10 91.13% 6,664 11 Says it uses the highest quality quinine sourced from Congolese ‘fever trees’
32 DatacenterDynamicsPublisher & conference producer Central London Dec 10 90.12% *10,331 70 2,500 delegates attended the company’s annual London conference this year
33 Pathology GroupRecruitment consultancy Central London Sep 11 89.17% *35,964 52 Donates funds to hospitals in the Czech Republic to buy equipment
34 Joseph JosephHousehold goods manufacturer Central London May 11 88.06% *22,475 37 Its colourful kitchenware has been a recent hit with customers in Mexico
35 FidelitiChildcare voucher administrator Warrington Mar 11 86.76% 41,298 19 Customers for its vouchers include employees of Virgin Trains and Heinz
36 Shortlist MediaMagazine/digital publisher Central London Aug 11 86.28% *15,263 78 Co-founded by the former editor of FHM magazine
37 GRITITWinter gritting specialist Uxbridge Sep 10 82.98% *5,176 100 Founders met on a gritting job and thought they could do better
38 RED5Gift and gadget retailer Hull Mar 10 81.80% 10,824 205 Products include a rubber duck speaker for listening to music in the bath
39 Make It CheaperBusiness cost saving service Central London Mar 10 78.77% *5,024 62 This price comparison service claims to broker 90,000 contracts a year
40 MPM productsPet food producer Cheshire Dec 10 78.15% 8,702 20 Premium cat food varieties include tuna-and-ostrich
41 LifetimeTraining provider Bristol Mar 11 77.75% 23,639 239 Has extended its fitness training services to retailing, hospitality and care provision
42 State OilFuel wholesaler Weybridge Feb 11 77.38% 419,681 92 Blends imported diesel with up to 50% biofuel at its facility on the Thames
43 MiromaMedia barter company Central London Jun 11 76.94% *50,555 15 Enables clients to trade inventory for advertising space
44 Mayday HealthcareRecruitment consultancy Central London Sep 10 72.65% 56,768 102 Makes its fourth consecutive appearance in the Fast Track 100
45 APS SaladsTomato supplier Cheshire Dec 10 72.19% 34,979 84 Sells 300m tomatoes each year to British supermarkets
46 Liquid PersonnelRecruitment consultancy Manchester Mar 11 70.79% 12,442 24 Co-founder sold his car to raise the money to start the business
47 Amber TavernsPub operator Preston Jan 11 70.49% 18,494 15 Often spends more on refurbishing a pub than on the purchase price
48 Clinical ProfessionalsRecruitment consultancy Reading Apr 11 69.92% *5,471 62 Makes placements in 22 countries
49 MarkitFinancial information services City of London Dec 10 69.86% 432,524 1,736 Recently launched an iPad app to help its clients monitor financial data on the move
50 Low Cost Travel GroupTravel operator West Sussex Oct 10 69.79% 27,054 145 Claims to have become the exclusive holiday supplier to easyJet and Lastminute.com
51 Oliver James AssociatesRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 10 68.65% 17,592 50 Founded by childhood friends James Wase-Rogers, Oliver Castle and Nick Godson
52 Patisserie ValeriePatisserie and cafe operator Birmingham Sep 10 67.79% 33,424 1,027 In the past 18 months the company has created more than 500 jobs
53 SDK JewellersOnline watch retailer Reading Feb 11 67.66% *8,630 30 Operates Watchshop.com, which claims to stock 9,000 different watches
54 International ApplicationsIndustrial & consumer goods distributor Oxfordshire Mar 11 66.94% 16,433 22 Exports goods across Europe, Africa and the Middle East
55 Climate EnergyEnergy efficiency consultancy Essex Jul 10 66.94% †30,880 63 Began offering energy advice on behalf of local authorities in Essex
56 Badger Office SuppliesOffice products supplier Lancashire May 11 66.55% 9,683 51 Has recently invested £3m in a new 80,000 sq ft industrial unit
57 OneE TaxTax planning specialist Bolton Dec 10 66.24% †17,536 35 Its last tax solution cost £1m to create, most of which was spent on lawyers’ fees
58 Chain Reaction CyclesOnline bike retailer County Antrim Dec 10 66.01% 109,420 365 Sponsored the International Triathlon Union World Championship Series in 2011
59 GBEBuilding services provider Kent Sep 10 64.48% 13,331 16 Installed mechanical pipes 90cm in diameter for the Olympic village
60 Euro Communications DistributionTelecoms reseller Wolverhampton Mar 11 63.58% *8,823 40 Recycles 5,000 mobile phones a week
61 Nexus Vehicle RentalVehicle rental broker Leeds Sep 10 62.84% 33,504 73 Sourced refuse trucks for use in an episode of the BBC’s The Apprentice
62 Cartridge SaveComputer consumables reseller Stockport Dec 10 61.65% *8,221 31 Uses techniques designed for testing fighter jets to sell printer cartridges online
63 Jack WillsFashion retailer Northwest London Jan 11 61.14% 92,230 1,870 Company was named after a grandfather of one of the co-founders
64 Grand UnionVenue and bar operator Central London Mar 11 61.00% *7,495 228 Its Wandsworth branch has a 48-foot bar surrounding an oak tree
65 Sprue AegisSafety products manufacturer Coventry Dec 10 60.22% 29,873 72 Has developed a carbon monoxide sensor the size of a pound coin
66 Timothy James ConsultingRecruitment consultancy Bristol Oct 10 60.08% 16,823 70 Helps recruit finance directors for public and private companies
67 Mammoth ScreenTelevision programme producer Central London Oct 10 59.91% 8,228 10 Makers of the Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour
68 TXO SystemsTelecoms infrastructure reseller Windsor Jun 11 59.79% *8,748 32 Received advice from telecoms billionaire Sir Terry Matthews on growing the business
69 Genuine SolutionsMobile accessories distributor Surrey Jan 11 57.82% *18,030 81 Won the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2011
70 Buymobilephones.netOnline phone retailer Derbyshire Mar 10 57.69% 30,962 75 Now offers cash for old phones as part of its new recycling scheme
71 Waterfall ServicesContract caterer Cheshire Mar 11 57.52% 43,261 2,231 Provides contract catering for the YMCA
72 Intuition IT SolutionsIT recruitment consultancy West London Apr 11 57.47% *6,384 16 Has recently celebrated turning over £1m in a month for the first time
73 Age PartnershipEquity release adviser Leeds Dec 10 57.11% 5,604 75 Set up by former directors of Ultralase, the laser eye-surgery business
74 Thomas FranksContract caterer Oxfordshire Sep 10 56.29% *7,457 275 Uses locally sourced ingredients for food freshly produced in each restaurant
75 LorclonCivil engineer West London Mar 11 56.09% *6,996 130 Sales have been boosted by the London Olympics and the Docklands railway extension
76 Senergy HoldingsEnergy consultancy Aberdeen May 10 55.48% *89,716 450 Has offices in Norway, the Middle East, Australia, North America and southeast Asia
77 Whitehall ResourcesRecruitment consultancy Colchester May 11 55.46% *14,462 21 A quarter of turnover is generated through placements overseas
78 Future Home CareHome care provider Birmingham Mar 11 54.92% *15,264 707 Provides home support enabling people with special needs to lead independent lives
79 Quercus PublishingPublisher Central London Dec 10 54.45% 31,784 41 Biggest seller is Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy
80 GO OutdoorsOutdoor equipment retailer Sheffield Jan 11 53.86% 115,238 651 3i acquired a minority stake in a £28m deal earlier this year
81 World FirstInternational payments provider Central London Jan 11 53.86% 11,996 97 Claims to have transferred a client’s funds to Germany in less than seven minutes
82 JoulesClothing retailer Leicestershire May 10 53.53% 51,167 465 Tom Joule bought into his father’s company after selling wellies at a country show
83 East Midlands PharmaPharmaceutical supplies distributor Leicestershire Feb 11 53.19% 6,496 35 Founded by a biochemist and an aerospace engineer
84 Kennedy Pearce ConsultingRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 10 53.08% *†5,537 32 Makes placements at all levels across the accountancy and finance sectors
85 WiggleOnline sports goods retailer Portsmouth Jan 11 53.01% 86,787 131 Company is chaired by cycling enthusiast and former Asda boss Andy Bond
86 Texel FinanceInsurance broker Central London Dec 10 52.98% 6,174 14 Has benefited from mounting worries about the financial stability of some countries
87 Next VenturesRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 10 52.50% 14,211 39 Makes its third consecutive appearance in the Fast Track 100
88 Liv-exFine wine exchange Southwest London Dec 10 52.24% 52,564 21 Has launched universal product codes for wine
89 Specialty PowdersFood manufacturer North Yorkshire Dec 10 52.17% 10,834 44 Recently diversified into sports protein drinks by acquiring a Dutch company
90 Goodman AssociatesMedia and advertising agency Central London Dec 10 51.78% 12,105 10 Places about 30,000 advertisements each year
91 Cath KidstonLifestyle retailer West London Mar 11 51.75% *†67,264 518 Former Claire’s boss Kenny Wilson recently joined the company as chief executive
92 TeacherActiveRecruitment consultancy Birmingham Dec 10 51.18% 6,235 22 Is opening three offices in the north of England to target that area in the next few years
93 Transglobal FuelsWholesale fuel supplier West Yorkshire Mar 11 51.13% *30,205 11 Sells 50m litres of fuel each year
94 Oak Furniture LandFurniture retailer Swindon Sep 10 51.08% 25,913 113 The average customer spend in its shops is double the average online spend
95 MenKindMen's gifts retailer Surrey Mar 11 50.88% *18,187 220 Sponsors men’s cancer charity Everyman
96 Marlin Financial GroupDebt purchaser West Sussex Dec 10 50.83% *17,872 100 Bought £60m of sub-prime debt this year, triple last year’s figure
97 Thomson Keene AssociatesRecruitment consultancy Central London Mar 11 50.66% *7,620 28 Company started in the spare bedroom of its founder
98 Ship Shape ResourcesConstruction services provider Central London May 10 50.63% 19,822 35 Claims to have spent more than £1m on the technology behind its payroll services
99 UK Flooring DirectOnline flooring retailer Warwickshire Mar 11 50.14% *8,999 27 Sells sustainably sourced wood floors and eco-friendly bamboo and cork flooring
100 Calcot Health & LeisureHotel and spa operator Gloucestershire Dec 10 49.64% 10,812 345 Rooms at its country house hotels start from £250 a night

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