Rank Company Location Year end Annual sales rise over 3 years Latest sales £000s Staff Comment
1 AnescoEnergy efficiency consultancy Reading Mar 13 267.16% 55,129 71 Has helped take more than 40,000 people out of fuel poverty
2 Mobile Account SolutionsPhone and tablet provider Hertfordshire Mar 13 254.06% 79,147 14 Has featured in the top 5 in the Fast Track 100 for the past three years
3 AlphaSightsBusiness information provider Central London Dec 12 229.25% 9,292 39 Says it completes 1,000 projects every month across more than 100 countries
4 Bishopsgate FinancialManagement consultancy Central London Dec 12 228.72% 9,974 86 Working with charity to train former forces personnel who are interested in a City career
5 PGIBusiness security provider Central London Dec 12 222.94% 60,856 87 Accounts for about half of all armed maritime escorts off east Africa
6 GemporiaHome shopping jewellery retailer Worcestershire Mar 13 189.26% *83,666 370 Was No 1 in last year’s Fast Track 100
7 The Cambridge Satchel CompanyTraditional satchel maker Cambridge Jun 13 183.70% *12,853 96 A Google Chrome advertisement featuring the firm was seen by tens of millions worldwide
8 Worldwide Recruitment SolutionsRecruitment consultancy Altrincham Dec 12 178.27% 14,212 43 Has launched an iPhone app to post job ads and track candidates
9 Chartway GroupHousebuilder and contractor Maidstone May 13 173.87% 16,133 53 Founders started the business with £500,000 raised by remortgaging their homes
10 G2 EnergyElectrical and civil engineer Buckinghamshire Mar 13 163.29% *12,727 35 Has connected more than 135MW of renewable energy to the National Grid since 2006
11 Graze.comOnline food retailer Surrey Feb 13 160.00% 40,198 95 Has insured the taste buds of its snack inventor for £3m
12 Land Engineering ServicesLand restoration and mining Wakefield Mar 13 153.21% *9,077 47 Restored wasteland the size of London’s Regent’s Park in the past year
13 ERSGRecruitment consultancy Bromley Sep 13 133.58% *16,247 26 Co-founder previously ran two other recruitment firms that featured in the Fast Track 100
14 Mint VelvetLadies' clothing retailer High Wycombe Apr 13 132.94% *34,368 351 Is one of the top selling concessions on the John Lewis website
15 JVM EquipmentIndustrial equipment supplier West Sussex Dec 12 124.68% 461,412 719 Sells and services industrial equipment through 35 depots across Russia
16 Naked WinesOnline wine retailer Norwich Dec 12 122.53% 34,867 67 Has raised £5m through a bond that will pay interest in wine
17 Direct Healthcare ServicesMedical product supplier Caerphilly Mar 13 121.66% *5,251 43 With the NHS, it developed a mattress that brings in royalty revenues for the NHS trust
18 MorphsuitsCostume maker East Lothian May 13 119.52% *11,015 15 Created the world’s most expensive Hallowe’en costume, retailing at £1m
19 Tangle TeezerHair products supplier South London Mar 13 118.91% *8,527 13 One Tangle Teezer hairbrush is sold every eight seconds
20 StormfrontApple products reseller Exeter Sep 12 116.30% 40,140 185 Raised £500,000 from shareholders to help fund its expansion
21 MedstromNHS product supplier Derbyshire Dec 12 114.14% *8,700 85 Supplies products that use technology originally developed to transport dolphins
22 Hanson WadeConference provider Central London Dec 12 112.80% 6,299 73 Creates business events across five continents, with 80% of sales generated overseas
23 PureGymGym operator Leeds Feb 13 111.98% 30,636 107 Members who do not leave will never see an increase in their monthly membership cost
24 First UtilityEnergy supplier Warwick Dec 12 104.77% 146,496 225 Has more than 200,000 gas and electricity customers
25 The GymGym operator Central London Dec 12 104.32% 22,632 72 Founder was the British racketball champion in the 1980s
26 LION TrackhireTemporary roadway provider Nottinghamshire Mar 13 98.43% 7,901 82 Provided temporary road so that 500 ton cranes could move across Olympic running track
27 Zigma Ground SolutionsTemporary roadway provider Stansted Mar 13 95.80% 7,858 10 All products are manufactured from 100% recycled materials
28 Hanson ReganSAP recruitment consultancy Southeast London Jul 13 95.04% *11,376 20 Supplies SAP staff for clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa
29 High FinanceInsurance recruitment consultancy Central London Oct 12 91.89% 14,662 41 Runs a cricket league that comprises many of the City’s insurance companies
30 Actegy HealthHome healthcare devices Ascot Jun 12 91.84% 26,335 25 Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham uses its circulation boosting medical device
31 Oliver James AssociatesRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 12 91.53% 46,658 92 Is making its fourth appearance in the Fast Track 100 league table
32 EntiérFacilities services provider Aberdeen Sep 12 90.55% 25,524 98 Runs a competition for Aberdeen schoolchildren to win an apprenticeship at the firm
33 Cancer Partners UKCancer care provider Hampshire Jun 13 89.88% *17,027 74 Set up by cancer experts with ex-chief of World Health Organisation cancer programme
34 Specialty PowdersFood manufacturer North Yorkshire Dec 12 88.76% 27,321 100 Acquisitions added £7.6m to sales in 2012
35 Swansea City Football ClubFootball club Swansea May 13 88.27% *67,113 208 First Welsh club to play in the English Premier League
36 Astute Technical RecruitmentRecruitment consultancy Portsmouth Mar 13 85.88% 6,316 19 Founder started career as an engineer in the Royal Navy Submarine Service
37 ConSol PartnersIT recruitment consultancy Central London Dec 12 83.82% 9,451 50 Is opening a new office in Los Angeles
38 BrewDogBrewery Aberdeenshire Dec 12 81.53% 10,655 126 Once brewed the world’s strongest beer, The End of History, at 55% ABV
39 La Fosse AssociatesTechnology recruitment consultancy Central London Dec 12 81.01% 19,713 49 Clients include Deloitte, Burberry, Apple, Superdry and BP
40 LoafFurniture retailer Central London Mar 13 80.92% *7,792 38 Founder spent two years testing more than 200 mattresses to find the perfect product
41 Activ8 DistributionMobile accessories distributor Watford Jul 13 79.31% *10,993 43 Founder remortgaged his house six years ago to give the business an investment boost
42 Tandom Metallurgical GroupMetal processor Cheshire Aug 12 77.91% 44,037 54 Converts used drinks cans into material for new cars
43 Caffé ConcertoRestaurant operator Central London Aug 12 77.39% †10,404 191 Plans to open new restaurants outside London in 2014
44 Uniting AmbitionRecruitment consultancy Staffordshire Jan 13 76.82% *7,027 39 Counts the likes of Virgin Money, the White Company and bet365 among its clients
45 The Consulting ConsortiumRegulatory and compliance consultancy Central London Dec 12 74.70% 10,179 41 Founder set up firm after she finished an MBA and wanted to use her new skills
46 Love Shopping DirectLighting products supplier Birmingham Jun 13 74.00% *5,145 16 Founder used his redundancy pay to set up the company
47 Roc SearchICT/engineering recruitment consultancy Reading Dec 12 73.72% 11,639 50 Opened two offices in Covent Garden and Frankfurt this year
48 Drake & MorganBar and restaurant operator Central London Mar 13 73.70% 17,635 270 Its bars have a mixology area where you can learn to make your own cocktails
49 BathEmpire.comOnline bathroom retailer Coventry Dec 12 72.97% 13,768 76 Founders set up the business when they were just 24 years old
50 Language ConnectTranslation services provider Central London Sep 13 72.15% *5,257 50 Says it translated 50m words into more than 100 languages last year
51 Oak Furniture LandFurniture retailer Swindon Sep 12 71.46% 83,338 297 The founder designs most of the furniture himself
52 The Underfloor Heating StoreUnderfloor heating systems retailer Basildon Mar 13 71.08% *6,575 17 Repeats of DIY SOS on television help to keep the company’s name in the public domain
53 Staysure.co.ukOver-fifties insurance provider Northampton Dec 12 70.00% 14,933 165 Sales have grown fast as the over-fifties have maintained spending during the recession
54 Opus Recruitment SolutionsIT recruitment consultancy Bristol Dec 12 69.97% *9,300 35 Places candidates with niche skills, such as mobile app developers
55 KinapsePharmaceutical regulations consultancy Southwest London Mar 13 69.77% *13,336 176 One of the co-founders trained as a surgeon before moving into consultancy
56 CreamMedia agency Central London Dec 12 69.63% 7,900 11 Found that a new outfit costs, on average, £323 for a woman to look “a million dollars”
57 Optimus SearchRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 12 69.61% 5,929 12 Founded by brothers with only 22 months’ recruitment experience between them
58 Jamie’s ItalianRestaurant operator Central London Dec 12 69.09% 93,870 2,314 Has opened restaurants in Russia, Singapore, Turkey, Australia, Dubai and Ireland
59 HuntswoodCustomer services provider Reading Sep 12 69.00% 137,299 1,457 Handles regulatory issues for banks, pension firms and insurance companies
60 CentekOilfield equipment manufacturer Devon Oct 12 67.09% 21,443 140 Makes equipment to keep oil and gas pipes centred in the hole
61 The Eventa GroupEvents organiser Brighton Sep 13 66.09% *8,331 61 Sends staff on training trips to its top-selling event destinations
62 translate plusTranslation services provider Central London Aug 13 65.76% *5,829 86 Translates social media, apps and documents into more than 200 languages
63 HômeMarketing services provider Leeds Sep 12 65.64% 18,637 102 Founded by six friends in a small loft in Leeds
64 Trans Global ProjectsLogistics services provider Sevenoaks Dec 12 65.37% 160,369 100 Transported a rock-crusher the size of an Olympic pool from China to Australia
65 eResponse RecruitmentRecruitment consultancy Worcestershire Sep 13 65.24% *11,935 40 Offers fully accredited training courses to all staff it places
66 Blue GroupIndustrial machinery distributor Warrington Jan 13 64.24% 23,547 44 Has installed more than 140 waste recycling systems, tailored for its customers’ needs
67 Wilton & BainRecruitment consultancy Central London Jun 13 63.77% *7,715 36 Has worked with 56 of the Global Fortune 500 in more than 40 countries
68 ChildrensalonChildrenswear retailer Tunbridge Wells Dec 12 63.67% 13,186 71 Its 100 staff speak 25 languages among them, serving customers around the world
69 LawtechInsulation contractor Rochester Mar 13 62.75% 30,519 68 Set up in a bedroom with funding from one of the founders’ parents
70 Statesman TravelBusiness travel agent Central London Dec 12 62.72% 7,464 120 Its customers have clocked up more than half a billion air miles in 2013
71 Original BTCLighting manufacturer Oxfordshire Oct 12 62.07% *6,075 38 Its lights graced Carrie Bradshaw’s New York apartment in TV series Sex and the City
72 Ed’s Easy DinerRestaurant operator Central London Sep 13 62.01% *17,502 464 Runs 20 fast-food diners and five Shake Stands in locations such as Soho in London
73 Himalaya CarpetsCarpet retailer West London Jul 12 61.70% 8,430 20 Its Hounslow store stocks 1,000 different rugs
74 Norwich City Football ClubFootball club Norwich Jun 13 60.67% †69,395 273 Directors include Delia Smith and Stephen Fry
75 FoundOceanOffshore grouting specialist Buckinghamshire Dec 12 58.92% 18,277 97 Has created an artificial seabed to help with the recovery of the Costa Concordia
76 NascoConsumer goods distributor West London Dec 12 58.30% 15,023 37 Exports to more than 50 countries
77 Fever-TreeMixer drinks manufacturer Southwest London Dec 12 58.20% 16,592 12 Named after the source of quinine that is used to create tonic water
78 Be Wiser InsuranceInsurance broker Andover May 13 56.47% 21,563 395 Says it added 32,000 new customers last year
79 CNGCommercial gas supplier Harrogate Apr 13 55.70% 157,199 64 Has more than 21,500 business customers
80 Marlin Financial GroupDebt purchaser West Sussex Dec 12 54.77% 42,791 113 The average size of the debt it recovers is about £4,000
81 Cartridge SaveComputer consumables reseller Stockport Dec 12 54.51% *19,736 50 98% of all deliveries arrive the next day
82 JDM Food GroupFood manufacturer Lincolnshire Dec 12 54.49% 24,617 142 Packs enough garlic annually to stretch from London to Madrid
83 PenfieldClothing wholesaler and retailer Central London Dec 12 54.41% *9,689 25 More than 60% of sales come from outside the UK
84 Hallam MedicalMedical recruitment consultancy Sheffield Apr 13 54.40% *8,025 28 Has worked with more than 1,000 primary care centres throughout the UK
85 FidelitiChildcare voucher administrator Warrington Mar 13 53.43% 80,462 30 Founder had the idea for her childcare voucher business while on maternity leave
86 Nasa UmbrellaPayroll services provider Bristol Mar 13 53.00% 43,352 18 Employs temporary workers for the engineering, IT and education sectors
87 Precon ProductsConstruction products supplier Suffolk Jul 12 52.99% 11,842 12 Works with big contractors right through to people extending their homes
88 RaphaCycling apparel maker and retailer North London Jan 13 52.80% 16,903 140 Designs cycling kit for Sir Bradley Wiggins
89 Touchstone RetailFashion jewellery retailer West London Jan 13 52.60% 8,369 88 Has concessions in New Look and Superdrug
90 IglooRecruitment consultancy Leicestershire Mar 13 52.08% 26,236 45 The two founders have more than 40 years’ recruitment experience between them
91 Country AttireClothing retailer Stockport Aug 12 52.06% 6,905 34 Has shipped orders to exactly 100 countries in the past 12 months
92 Make It CheaperBusiness cost saving service Central London Mar 12 52.04% 12,162 143 Aiming to save Britain’s small and medium businesses £1bn by 2018
93 GSM LondonHigher education provider Southeast London Sep 13 51.76% *23,617 233 Has educated more than 25,000 students to date
94 World of BooksBooks and media entertainment reseller West Sussex Oct 13 51.30% *25,770 287 Buys unsold books in bulk, saving charity shops the disposal costs
95 CubiquityDesign and print agency South London Jun 13 51.24% 6,428 23 Its MD’s first great sales success was winning television’s Blind Date show
96 SERS Energy SolutionsEnergy services provider Caerphilly Dec 12 51.18% 26,201 92 Has covered more than 2m square metres of walls with external insulation
97 Pearmain PubsPub and restaurant operator Guildford Dec 12 50.53% 7,770 150 Founders previously built a restaurant chain and sold it for £14m in 2000
98 TopCashbackCashback website operator Staffordshire Jan 13 50.35% 30,840 44 Says it adds 60,000 new users and pays over £3m cashback to its members each month
99 ID MedicalRecruitment consultancy Milton Keynes Dec 12 49.83% 62,505 198 The number of candidates who have registered with the firm would fill Wembley stadium
100 Baltic TrainingTraining services provider County Durham Jul 13 49.64% *5,753 77 Started out as a provider of drivers for the logistics sector

* Supplied by Company  † Annualised figure