Rank Company Location Year end Annual sales rise over 3 years Latest sales £000s Staff Comment
1 GemporiaHome shopping jewellery retailer Worcestershire Mar 12 245.36% 54,471 265 The acquisition in 2010 of Gems TV for £3m doubled the group's sales that year
2 Spabreaks.comSpa booking services provider Central London Dec 11 198.31% 6,805 30 Co-founders also set up and run Your Golf Travel, which is at No 59 in this league table
3 Mobile Account SolutionsPhone and tablet provider Hertfordshire Mar 12 198.01% 61,037 14 Sales growth has been driven by the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers
4 AES InternationalFinancial services provider West London Apr 12 187.46% 11,210 36 Advises expatriates on all aspects of financial planning and wealth management
5 SolfexRenewable energy products supplier Preston Oct 11 178.80% 15,528 15 Panoramic Growth Equity bought a minority stake for £1.3m last year
6 Drake & MorganBar and restaurant operator Central London Mar 12 171.50% 16,400 267 Runs five venues in London and aims to open at least two more next year
7 Jamie’s ItalianRestaurant operator Central London Dec 11 168.10% 72,022 1,725 Has 30 restaurants in the UK and 5 abroad
8 Gaia WindWind turbine manufacturer Glasgow Dec 11 167.85% 6,693 27 Recently received orders from the island of Tonga
9 StormfrontApple products reseller Exeter Sep 11 166.57% †22,687 105 Has a team that demonstrates Apple products in schools
10 Lenstore.co.ukOnline contact lens retailer Guernsey Jan 12 159.15% *5,114 28 Founder set up the company at the age of 24
11 Activ8 DistributionMobile accessories distributor Watford Jul 12 151.21% *8,319 30 Has grown sales thanks to the increased demand for mobile accessories
12 TGC RenewablesRenewable energy provider Bristol Aug 12 150.37% *7,704 31 Founders came up with the idea of starting the firm during a climbing trip to Mont Blanc
13 The GymGym operator Central London Dec 11 139.80% 13,464 41 Plans to expand from 27 gyms to at least 46 by the end of next year
14 ITH PharmaPharmaceuticals supplier West London Mar 12 137.50% 12,054 85 Sells a patented syringe device, which was designed to reduce waste
15 AlternergySolar energy products distributor West London Jul 12 136.91% 45,938 20 Sales exceeded £45m in 2012 as demand for solar panels has increased
16 EThames Graduate SchoolHigher education institution Central London Jul 11 134.81% 11,942 184 Founder previously worked as a mechanical engineer and software consultant
17 Genuine SolutionsMobile accessories distributor Surrey Jan 12 132.98% 85,314 59 Ships to 30 countries from its stock of 4,000 lines of products
18 CaptureRetail marketing agency Central London Sep 12 130.25% *14,500 27 Has designed campaigns for companies such as J Sainsbury and Kraft Foods
19 AnescoEnergy efficiency consultancy Reading Mar 12 127.22% *21,422 54 Was spun out of a division of Scottish and Southern Energy in 2010
20 First UtilityEnergy supplier Warwick Dec 11 112.01% 76,098 179 Its smart meter transmits energy usage data every 30 minutes
21 ProMedical PersonnelRecruitment consultancy Essex Oct 11 107.41% 8,899 22 Founder started the company at the age of 25
22 World of BooksBooks and media entertainment reseller West Sussex Oct 12 107.30% *19,293 256 Buys unsold books in bulk, saving charity shops the disposal costs
23 Safeguard World InternationalPayroll services provider Cheshire Dec 11 105.80% 8,467 97 Offers payroll processing services in 99 countries, for clients including eBay
24 Secured MailBulk mail service provider Warrington Jul 11 101.56% 47,929 87 Acquired a division of DHL in February
25 ConSol PartnersIT recruitment consultancy Central London Dec 11 101.15% 6,348 31 Specialises in filling roles in areas such as mobile apps and video media
26 Save Britain MoneyMoney saving products provider Swansea Mar 12 99.53% *25,786 605 Since publication in 2012, Save Britain Money has gone into administration
27 MJ MediaMedia planning & buying agency Central London Dec 11 99.47% 15,103 19 Manages advertising campaigns in the youth, entertainment and technology sectors
28 Staysure.co.ukOver-fifties insurance provider Northampton Dec 11 96.93% 9,563 200 Recent growth has been achieved with marketing campaigns, including TV advertising
29 BrewDogBrewery Aberdeenshire Dec 11 95.72% 5,919 61 Says it is the largest Scottish independent brewery
30 Hallam MedicalMedical recruitment consultancy Sheffield Apr 12 94.33% *5,568 20 Specialises in placing nurse practitioners
31 Liquid FridayPayroll services provider Portsmouth Jul 12 93.95% *46,001 1,463 Employs temporary workers for the engineering, construction, IT and social work sectors
32 NWM SolutionsPayroll services provider Bournemouth Mar 12 93.63% 54,821 203 Offers an umbrella firm that freelances can join for simpler and more tax-efficient payments
33 Better BathroomsBathroom products and tiles retailer Lancashire Mar 12 92.46% *†22,468 77 Ships up to 500 orders a day placed by customers online, and also has three showrooms
34 Travel FXForeign exchange broker Northwest London Dec 11 91.86% 35,342 11 Says it processes more than 1m of foreign currency transactions a week
35 TopCashbackCashback website operator Staffordshire Jan 12 89.81% 21,186 47 Recently launched a website targeting customers in America
36 Côte RestaurantsRestaurant operator Central London Jul 12 88.39% 49,344 1,124 Is reportedly up for sale by its majority shareholder, Richard Caring
37 BathEmpire.comOnline bathroom retailer Coventry Dec 11 88.27% 8,667 55 The two co-founders started the company at the age of 24
38 Pulse FilmsAdvertising, TV and film producer Central London Oct 11 86.45% 14,108 32 Film producer Sharon Harel invested £2.3m for a 20% stake in October
39 The Specialist WorksMedia and advertising agency Central London Dec 11 81.89% 26,072 30 Founded used the funds from selling a prize car to set up the firm ten years ago
40 FidelitiChildcare voucher administrator Warrington Mar 12 79.21% 66,429 28 Received a business-angel investment of £50,000 from Betfred co-founder Fred Done
41 RedeemElectronic devices recycler West Lothian Mar 12 78.23% *34,000 151 Has processed more than 500,000 mobiles for O2 Recycle
42 TrunkiChildren's travel products designer Bristol Dec 11 78.15% †6,410 21 Its colourful ride-on suitcases for children became famous on the BBC show Dragons’ Den
43 feelunique.comOnline beauty products retailer Jersey Mar 12 77.97% 26,736 121 Sends 30,000 packages of beauty products a week all over the world post-free
44 Lawrence HarveyRecruitment consultancy Central London Mar 12 77.60% 11,007 45 Founder set up the company 10 years ago with a graduate loan of £9,000
45 Be Wiser InsuranceInsurance broker Andover May 12 76.96% 17,364 241 Has tripled its staff since 2010, adding 100 in the past year alone
46 PenfieldClothing wholesaler and retailer Central London Dec 11 76.31% 7,877 17 Sells its products through department stores, including Selfridges
47 Hunter BootWellington boot retailer Edinburgh Dec 11 74.83% 77,959 73 Generates half of its sales overseas, in the Far East and America
48 Fever-TreeMixer drinks manufacturer Southwest London Dec 11 73.89% 12,038 11 Has recently expanded into overseas markets including Germany, Colombia and Japan
49 Joseph JosephHousehold goods manufacturer Central London May 12 73.62% *31,558 65 Its range of 360 products are sold in 83 countries
50 Oliver James AssociatesRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 11 73.46% 36,461 74 Is making its third appearance on the Fast Track 100 league table
51 Transglobal FuelsWholesale fuel supplier West Yorkshire Mar 12 73.07% *33,790 11 Counts Eddie Stobart and Robert Wiseman among its customers
52 Ella’s KitchenBaby food producer Henley Jun 12 70.89% *41,220 43 Founded 6 years ago, it sold its 200 millionth portion of baby food in September
53 Synergize ConsultingIT recruitment consultancy West Sussex Sep 11 70.35% 13,311 11 Places candidates for IT services providers such as HP, Fujitsu and Serco
54 Barrhead TravelTravel agency Barrhead, nr. Glasgow Dec 11 69.72% 42,192 441 Has been booking holidays and offering travel advice since 1975
55 Uniting AmbitionRecruitment consultancy Staffordshire Jan 12 68.73% *5,068 28 Counts the likes of Phones4U, Specsavers and House of Fraser among its clients
56 Dieselec ThistleGenerator supplier and installer Glasgow Jun 12 68.61% 19,968 49 Sales have grown partly thanks to large contracts for the likes of Goldman Sachs
57 ChampionsBrand management agency Loughborough Mar 12 68.32% 12,179 36 Its clients include celebrities and athletes
58 Country AttireClothing retailer Stockport Aug 11 68.12% 5,711 24 Stocks brands such as Barbour, Hunter Boot and Loake
59 Your Golf Travel.comGolf travel retailer Central London Dec 11 67.95% 35,124 66 Books holidays to 3,500 golf courses for more than 200,000 customers a year
60 Automotive Trim DevelopmentsLeather seating & trim manufacturer Coventry Jan 12 67.27% 7,037 85 Manufactures leather seats and trim for top marques such as Aston Martin and Jaguar
61 Climate EnergyEnergy efficiency consultancy Essex Jul 11 67.12% 60,681 207 Two acquisitions last year have enabled the company to construct zero-carbon homes
62 High FinanceInsurance recruitment consultancy Central London Oct 11 67.03% 12,214 40 Places staff across Britain, mainland Europe and Asia
63 Brand SlamBrand management agency Central London Dec 11 66.93% 95,630 158 Founder Marcia Kilgore had previously launched Bliss Spa in America
64 Opus Recruitment SolutionsIT recruitment consultancy Bristol Dec 11 66.00% *5,946 30 Founder started the firm after selling his stake in another recruitment consultancy
65 Specialty PowdersFood manufacturer North Yorkshire Dec 11 65.64% 21,496 47 Diversified into sports protein drinks following the acquisition of a Dutch firm last year
66 RamsdensPawnbroker and jeweller Middlesbrough Dec 11 65.16% 51,270 324 Has just celebrated its 25th year on the high street
67 Cartridge SaveComputer consumables reseller Stockport Dec 11 64.76% *12,378 33 Offers more than 6,700 types of printer cartridge
68 Global PersonalsOnline dating service provider Windsor Aug 11 64.06% 18,894 94 Manages dating sites for partners such as GMG Radio and The Independent
69 MaverickMarketing and advertising agency Central London Jun 12 63.85% *12,805 55 Works with brands such as DHL, Virgin Atlantic and Bacardi
70 Blue GroupIndustrial machinery distributor Warrington Jan 12 63.72% 9,617 26 Sells replacement parts, which has proved successful during the economic downturn
71 Roc SearchICT/engineering recruitment consultancy Reading Dec 11 63.52% 8,240 30 Has benefited from retailers’ growing demand for IT skills as they move online
72 Pearmain PubsPub and restaurant operator Guildford Dec 11 62.68% 5,301 105 Founders previously built a restaurant chain and sold it for £14m in 2000
73 Make It CheaperBusiness cost saving service Central London Mar 11 62.16% 8,766 67 Acquired UK Power, an energy price comparison service, earlier this year
74 OneE TaxTax planning specialist Bolton Dec 11 61.94% 23,274 33 Its latest tax solution cost £1m to create, most of which went on barristers’ fees
75 MPM productsPet food producer Cheshire Dec 11 61.39% 11,300 34 Moving into new markets such as Australia has helped to boost sales
76 TreadsettersTyre wholesaler and manufacturer Telford Mar 12 60.51% 71,213 33 Exports to 35 countries and acts as exclusive agent for a Chinese budget tyre range
77 International ApplicationsIndustrial & consumer goods distributor Oxfordshire Mar 12 59.80% *22,832 28 Plans to expand into Africa
78 Offshore SourcingForgings and steel manufacturer Dorchester Mar 12 59.73% 21,506 120 Its largest overseas market is America
79 IglooRecruitment consultancy Leicestershire Mar 12 58.85% 18,822 25 Specialises in the transport, logistics and automotive sectors
80 The Eventa GroupEvents organiser Brighton Sep 12 58.73% *6,853 47 Specialises in hen and stag weekends and corporate events
81 Away ResortsHoliday park operator Hertfordshire Dec 11 57.44% †15,235 142 Operates three parks on the Isle of Wight, Hayling Island and in Lincolnshire
82 Veetee FoodsPackaged food manufacturer Kent Dec 11 56.43% 13,665 43 Doubled its production capacity last year
83 Electricity Network SolutionsElectricity infrastructure servicer Northamptonshire Sep 11 56.19% 17,919 179 Refurbished more than 700 miles of overhead cables last year
84 PhoVietnamese restaurant chain Central London Feb 12 55.84% 6,507 150 Secured a £5.2m investment from Isis Equity Partners in July to fund expansion
85 Austin FraserRecruitment consultancy Reading Feb 12 55.19% 10,253 47 Opened its first continental office in Munich in November
86 Marlin Financial GroupDebt purchaser West Sussex Dec 11 54.78% 31,663 102 Secured an £80m credit facility last month
87 UK Flooring DirectOnline flooring retailer Warwickshire Mar 12 54.23% 13,817 37 Claims it has 20,000 customers’ flooring needs covered
88 Tropical SkyTour operator West Sussex Oct 11 53.69% 31,102 65 Caribbean beach holidays make up half of its sales
89 Amber TavernsPub operator Preston Jan 12 53.58% 25,424 24 Owns and operates 82 pubs across north England and the Midlands
90 WiggleOnline sports goods retailer Portsmouth Jan 12 52.94% 118,600 211 Delivers its goods to more than 70 countries
91 Intuition IT SolutionsIT recruitment consultancy West London Apr 12 52.72% *9,518 22 Places software engineers who work with Oracle, SAP and PeopleSoft
92 Sprue AegisSafety products manufacturer Coventry Dec 11 52.58% 33,275 73 Last month won a contract to supply British Gas with bespoke carbon-monoxide alarms
93 ME ConstructionSpecialist refurbishment contractor Central London Dec 11 52.57% 12,581 25 Has completed high-profile refurbishments at sites including Westminster Abbey
94 GO OutdoorsOutdoor equipment retailer Sheffield Jan 12 51.66% 143,665 1,461 Opened 20 stores in the last two years, taking its total to 41
95 sofa.comOnline sofa retailer Southwest London Feb 12 51.42% 12,961 67 Launched in America and opened a showroom in Manhattan this year
96 European Fine WinesDISQUALIFIED Southeast London Feb 12 51.39% *17,260 55 DISQUALIFIED
97 GRITITWinter gritting specialist Uxbridge Sep 11 51.18% 7,735 135 Provides gritting services and winter risk management to clients such as Thames Water
98 ACS Business SuppliesOffice products supplier West Yorkshire Dec 11 51.01% 10,431 75 Its customers include Lloyds Pharmacy and Hallmark Cards
99 ChromogenexMedical equipment manufacturer Carmarthenshire Dec 11 50.38% 6,932 36 Credits high demand in countries such as America, Brazil and Australia for recent growth
100 Chain Reaction CyclesOnline bike retailer County Antrim Dec 11 49.72% 136,448 365 Its online bike store is the largest in the world, offering a range of 90,000 products

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