Rank Company Location Year end Annual sales rise over 3 years Latest sales £000s Staff Comment
1 GymsharkOnline activewear retailer Worcestershire Jul 16 193.27% *12,841 53 Its 18 “athletic ambassadors” have 20m followers on social media
2 LoveholidaysOnline travel agency Central London Oct 15 183.90% 14,548 223 Investors include Lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman and Better Capital founder Jon Moulton
3 Chemist-4-U.comOnline pharmacy Lancashire Sep 15 172.66% *16,940 48 Is one of Royal Mail's largest customers in the northwest, sending up to 16,000 parcels a day
4 Heck! FoodGourmet sausage producer North Yorkshire Jul 16 170.13% *11,228 64 Named after a line in the 1983 movie Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise
5 Carfinance247Vehicle finance provider Manchester Jun 16 161.01% *25,027 320 Says £25m worth of loans are completed each month through its website
6 AerFinAircraft and spares services South Wales Dec 15 158.34% †15,332 40 Customers include airlines such as Lufthansa, Air France and Philippine Airlines
7 AcroAircraft seat manufacturer Crawley Dec 15 156.55% *33,408 108 Manufactures 3,000 seats a month for more than 30 clients
8 ESM PowerElectrical engineer Scunthorpe Apr 16 146.43% *12,433 41 Sponsors Scunthorpe Rugby Club, where its managing director used to play
9 GreenTech DistributionMobile phone recycler and distributor High Wycombe Feb 16 143.84% 64,246 25 Provides an in-house repair service in more than 40 Samsung stores across Europe
10 EnnismoreHospitality developer and operator Central London Dec 15 141.64% 10,511 39 Spending £500m to roll out its Hoxton hotel brand internationally
11 Globe LocumsHealthcare recruitment consultancy Central London May 16 140.92% *29,560 44 More than 70% of its candidates come from outside the UK
12 Pink BoutiqueOnline fashion retailer Newcastle upon Tyne Feb 16 138.84% *7,709 44 Ships 2,000 garments a day from its warehouse in Newcastle
13 Transflex Vehicle RentalVehicle rental provider Stockton-on-Tees Dec 15 134.39% 11,504 31 Has grown from 50 vehicles five years ago to a fleet of 3,300
14 TropicSkincare manufacturer Croydon Jun 16 131.32% *7,541 55 In its Surrey “beauty kitchen”, “chefs” create natural products sold by 5,000 ambassadors
15 Wool WarehouseOnline yarn retailer Leamington Spa May 16 127.94% *5,097 40 Its largest customer group is made up of 24- to 30-year-olds
16 Victorian PlumbingOnline bathroom retailer Merseyside Sep 15 116.63% 42,264 111 Was originally set up as a sideline to provide income for the founder's father
17 Athena PTSElectrical engineer Cumbria Jul 16 115.47% *6,760 52 Won £3m of new contracts in January alone
18 Green Frog ConnectUtilities connections provider Birmingham Mar 16 114.21% 20,557 10 Its connections at solar farms and power stations provide reserve power to the National Grid
19 Honest BurgersBurger restaurant operator Central London Jan 16 110.69% †10,148 203 Has expanded to 16 restaurants across London, including in Peckham, Tooting and Camden
20 Lindy BopVintage fashion designer Manchester Oct 15 108.83% 10,054 54 Its vintage-inspired womenswear is especially popular in Scandinavia
21 A-2 SeaSubsea telecoms supplier Hampshire Sep 15 106.43% *8,328 17 Has worked on projects in countries such as Colombia, Panama, Iraq and Taiwan
22 JDXBusiness consultancy Central London Mar 16 105.16% 14,778 207 Co-founder set up financial consultancy DCG, which he expanded to 450 staff in four years
23 Enra GroupSpecialist loan provider Borehamwood Dec 15 101.72% 30,928 60 Its West One Loans subsidiary lent almost £400m in 2015
24 GtechAppliance manufacturer Worcestershire Nov 15 95.97% 65,983 81 Has sold more than 22m domestic appliances in 19 countries
25 PureGymGym operator Leeds Dec 15 95.22% 125,201 960 Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy joined as an investor and adviser last year
26 HYPE.Fashion retailer Leicester Apr 16 94.44% *14,981 51 Fans of the HYPE. brand include the American rappers Jay-Z and 50 Cent
27 The City Pub CompanyPub operator Central London Dec 15 92.27% *20,312 283 Differentiates itself from other chain pubs by allowing its managers to choose suppliers
28 Northvale ConstructionConstruction contractor Northwest London Mar 16 91.97% *10,398 24 Recently completed two separate £2m school projects in London
29 Evolution MoneySecured loans provider Manchester Dec 15 90.11% 10,994 102 Its head of credit risk was “Dr Stats” on Strictly Come Dancing
30 Day WebsterHealthcare recruitment consultancy Northeast London Mar 16 89.59% *89,672 175 Its founders started the business with £122,000 of savings
31 Pixel InspirationDigital signage agency Altrincham Dec 15 89.40% 6,703 60 Its screens for Argos can advertise umbrellas when it is raining and barbecues when it is hot
32 New World Trading CompanyPub and restaurant operator Cheshire Mar 16 88.97% 30,186 600 Won a Guinness World Record for largest gin-tasting event, with 796 participants in 9 venues
33 4mostCredit risk analytics consultancy Central London Sep 16 88.41% *12,075 99 Founder Mark Sisson began his career selling mainframe computers to banks
34 AndusiaWaste exporter Hertford Mar 16 87.95% 17,447 11 Exports 300,000 tons of waste each year
35 Mobile Phones DirectOnline mobile phone retailer Berkshire Mar 16 85.15% *79,253 96 Sells the latest mobile phone handsets from manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, and Sony
36 BTL PropertyResidential design and build contractor Southwest London Apr 16 82.48% *11,822 35 25% of its staff served in the military
37 Torchlight GroupCounter threat adviser Swindon Jun 16 79.27% *10,128 28 Works with governments, corporations and private clients on complex security challenges
38 BULK POWDERSSports nutrition brand Colchester Dec 15 78.49% *15,345 75 Originally an import business, it now exports to 12 countries
39 Professor PuzzlePuzzle retailer Southwest London Jun 16 76.87% *8,002 34 Founder started the business in 1999, aged 23 and with only £250
40 TomorrowDesigner brands wholesaler East London Dec 15 76.52% *17,155 41 Promotes new fashion brands at its 20,000 sq ft showroom in Paris during fashion weeks
41 AlphaSightsBusiness information provider Central London Dec 15 73.60% 48,617 269 Clients include nine of the top 10 global private equity firms
42 High Street TVTV shopping channel Harrogate Dec 15 72.15% 74,640 112 Top-selling products are the NutriBullet blender and the XHose expanding hosepipe
43 SkinnydipFashion accessories retailer Northwest London Dec 15 70.97% *6,637 50 Its fast fashion website attracts more than a million visitors a month
44 ShowcaseFurniture dealer Essex Mar 16 70.27% *24,262 34 Has worked on events such as the World Retail Congress in Dubai
45 Net World SportsOnline sports goods retailer Wrexham Sep 16 69.93% *11,867 62 Sells 100,000 football goals a year around the world
46 Alliance SurgicalHealthcare provider Birmingham Mar 16 69.93% 14,766 60 Has treated 25,000 patients in 2016, including the England football team and Team GB Olympians
47 Send For HelpLone-worker protection provider Southwest London Mar 16 69.69% 6,101 54 Its personal security devices protect more than 100,000 lone workers
48 HotchaChinese takeaway Bristol Mar 16 69.56% *6,261 160 Has built an infrastructure network to support up to 100 outlets nationwide
49 The Office GroupShared workspace provider Central London Dec 15 67.74% 43,160 143 Its 1.1m sq ft of office space is home to the likes of Facebook, Coca-Cola and Dropbox
50 Lily’s KitchenPet food manufacturer Northwest London Mar 16 66.94% *14,540 48 Named after the founder's border terrier
51 LSE Retail GroupOnline lighting retailer Manchester Dec 15 66.67% 14,181 61 Fulfilled more than 750,000 customer orders so far in 2016
52 M&M ContractorsInfrastructure services provider Belfast Oct 15 66.09% *11,830 46 Installed a 4,600km subsea fibre-optic cable between the UK and the US
53 Aquinna HomesHousebuilder Buckinghamshire Dec 15 64.23% 18,833 17 Focusing on high specification, its houses are among the most expensive in town
54 RHAHeadphone designer Glasgow Mar 16 64.10% *6,164 42 Apple sells this company's headphones through its stores and website
55 ShinerSports goods distributor Bristol Apr 16 63.63% *38,226 91 Runs its own skateboard and skating news channel online
56 Inside Ideas GroupMarketing services provider Central London Jun 16 63.51% *65,626 700 Its customers include BMW, Adidas, Starbucks and Virgin Media
57 Giggling SquidRestaurant operator Guildford Mar 16 63.46% 11,840 280 Its first restaurant was in the basement of a fisherman's cottage in Brighton
58 Hadrian TechnologyCCTV systems provider Sunderland Jul 16 63.30% *5,035 11 Its cameras help guard treasures loaned to South Shields Museum by the British Museum
59 Readie ConstructionConstruction contractor Romford Mar 16 63.28% *91,579 81 Its website allows users to view live webcams of its current projects
60 Opus Professional Services GroupIT recruitment consultancy Bristol Dec 15 62.27% *39,736 142 Staff benefits include the complimentary use of a Tuscan villa
61 LintbellsPet nutritional supplements maker Hertfordshire Dec 15 62.09% *7,204 41 Works with UK universities to develop its pet supplements, which are sold in 15 countries
62 Your World Recruitment GroupHealthcare recruitment consultancy Central London Dec 15 61.79% 98,232 174 Places more than 2,300 healthcare staff a day
63 PureHealthy food chain Central London Dec 15 61.70% 10,037 193 Whitbread bought a 49% stake in the business for £6.8m in May
64 BrewDogBrewery Aberdeenshire Dec 15 61.32% 44,730 403 Has 53,000 investors worldwide after a crowdfunding appeal to support US expansion
65 Diamond LogisticsLogistics services provider Guildford May 16 60.50% *6,496 16 Transported 650 tons of goods a month in 2016
66 Aptus UtilitiesUtilities connections provider Bolton Mar 16 60.49% 19,848 138 In July it connected 400 homes in Merseyside to the gas, electricity and water mains
67 MissguidedFashion retailer Manchester Mar 16 59.75% *117,336 349 Its new four-storey HQ in Manchester features a light tunnel to help staff take better selfies
68 Xercise4LessGym operator Leeds Jul 16 59.73% *28,753 600 Offers its members 200 free workout classes per month
69 RFS GroupManagement consultancy Swindon Dec 15 59.36% 39,601 50 Its new office features a breakout area designed as an Alpine ski lodge
70 Bill’s RestaurantsRestaurant operator Central London Aug 16 58.90% *110,547 2,909 Sources its own-label products from independent suppliers
71 G&PQuality management consultancy Birmingham Dec 15 58.56% *47,603 1,223 Launched operations in China in 2014 when Jaguar Land Rover started manufacturing there
72 Prospero GroupRecruitment consultancy Central London Jun 16 58.36% 23,486 97 Sources teachers for UK schools from English-speaking countries around the world
73 Audley RetirementRetirement village operator Staines Dec 15 58.16% 43,500 301 Its luxury retirement homes sell for an average of £500,000
74 GrenadeSports nutrition developer Coventry Dec 15 58.14% *8,563 16 American special forces are among this sports nutrition company's customers
75 Boss CabinsCabin manufacturer Lincolnshire Mar 16 57.68% *25,224 87 Heimdall, its new lighting tower company, is named after the Norse god of light
76 Home Grown HotelsBoutique hotel operator Hampshire Dec 15 57.38% 14,208 298 Its menu can change daily, depending on what the “kitchen gardener” suggests
77 Lioncourt HomesHousebuilder and developer Worcestershire Mar 16 57.36% 40,524 54 Its management team has more than 100 years' experience in the housebuilding industry
78 AnescoEnergy efficiency consultancy Reading Mar 16 57.08% 213,670 111 Says it was the first British firm to install a commercial-scale battery charged by solar power
79 MaylimExternal works contractor Central London Dec 15 56.90% 26,552 31 Sourced two cannon for Arsenal's Emirates stadium as part of external works and landscaping
80 END.Online menswear retailer Newcastle upon Tyne Mar 16 56.86% 37,931 146 Half of its sales are generated overseas including in France and Germany
81 JB StructuresBuilding contractor Watford Mar 16 56.51% 22,717 14 Its high profile projects include working with Arsenal FC to develop the club's training facilities
82 Lundy ProjectsSpecialist railway constructor Stockport Sep 15 56.27% 25,618 23 Its robot-powered steelwork facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week
83 WatchfinderPre-owned watch retailer Kent Mar 16 55.49% *60,777 108 Sells a watch every 30 minutes, worth an average of £5,000 each
84 MorganstoneConstruction contractor South Wales Mar 16 55.22% 18,795 110 Is a supplier on the £850m South West Wales Framework for public sector development
85 Radnor House GroupIndependent schools operator Southwest London Aug 15 54.88% 7,234 112 Runs a mini Dragons' Den for Year 9 students who may be budding entrepreneurs
86 Service Care SolutionsRecruitment consultancy Preston Mar 16 54.64% 35,634 73 Founder set up the company in his back bedroom in 2005
87 Third BridgeResearch services provider Central London Dec 15 54.63% 32,252 306 Third Bridge is named after a bridge in Botswana, the last before reaching uncharted territory
88 InstantprintOnline printer Rotherham Apr 16 54.41% 19,898 198 Prints 450,000 business cards a day, using 9,000 sheets of A2 card
89 Rosa’s Thai CaféThai restaurant chain Central London Mar 16 53.87% *5,502 140 Rosa's was the name of the former greasy spoon cafe on the site of its first restaurant
90 Panther WarehousingLogistics services provider Northampton Dec 15 53.40% 27,372 250 Managing director Colin McCarthy used to play as a striker for Nottingham Forest FC
91 CRUISE.co.ukCruise travel agent Worcestershire Nov 15 53.18% 36,328 179 Its community-focused website allows first-time cruise passengers to find tips and join forums
92 CennoxBanking automation services provider Surrey Dec 15 52.24% 30,987 466 Supplies some of the largest global banks with cash machines
93 LoafFurniture retailer Central London Mar 16 51.14% 26,901 100 Launched a range of sofas in August in collaboration with John Lewis
94 T.O.M. Vehicle RentalCommercial vehicle hire North Lanarkshire Mar 16 50.67% *213,231 575 Will supply 7,500 rentals a year to Scottish Power under a recent deal
95 World FirstInternational payments provider Central London Dec 15 50.48% †61,562 362 Processed more than £10bn of currency transactions worldwide last year
96 LoungersCafé and bar operator Bristol Apr 16 49.99% *68,475 1,793 Opened 15 new Lounges and six Cosy Clubs in the past year
97 Pet BrandsPet accessory manufacturer West Yorkshire Jan 16 49.94% *10,271 42 Its festive pet products include Christmas stockings for dogs and cats
98 MAATS TechMarine engineering consultancy Winchester Sep 15 49.84% 38,711 35 Is working with Swiss company ABB on the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessel
99 Engage PartnersRecruitment consultancy Watford Dec 15 49.66% 32,404 118 Its "iday" recruitment events enable schools to meet hundreds of job candidates in one day
100 Tangle TeezerHair products supplier South London Mar 16 49.63% *28,565 42 Famous fans of its detangling hair brush include Victoria Beckham and Cara Delevingne

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