International Track 200

The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each June, with an awards event in September, and alumni dinners during the year.

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International Track 200 entry criteria

Total sales £25m+

  • UK registered, unquoted, and not subsidiaries
  • International sales of at least £500,000 in the base year (2012, 2013 or 2014)
  • International sales of at least £1m in the latest year (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  • Total sales of at least £25m in the latest year (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  • International sales of at least 5% of total sales in the latest year (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  • Year-on-year international sales growth in the latest year from 2013 to 2014, or 2014 to 2015, or 2015 or 2016
  • Operating profit must be positive in the latest year (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  • Trading weeks in the base and latest years have to exceed 25
  • Recruitment firms, payroll services providers and media agencies are required to have gross profits of at least £5m. Sales for recruitment and payroll firms are the total amount invoiced to clients; media agencies’ sales are net of advertising spend on behalf of clients
  • Excluded companies include LLPs, pure property and financial trading companies
  • We reserve the right to change the qualification criteria set out above and to make exceptions. This is not a competition; the compiler’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
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Types of International Track 200 company

Total sales

£25m-£200m

Int’l sales

£1m-£100m

Average 2 year int’l sales growth

15%-250% pa

Staff

10-1,000

Alumni success stories

Featured with international sales of £108m; more than half of its £281m sales now generated overseas
First featured with international sales of £593m; generated 43% of £2.1bn sales overseas in 2015
Featured with international sales of £314m; floated in 2014 and agreed a $13bn merger with IHS in 2016