Profit Track 100

The Profit Track Ones to Recognise represents the best of the rest of the companies whose profit growth falls just short of the main league table, but who have shown good profit growth in the past and are set to grow rapidly in the future. All shortlisted companies are visited by the Fast Track research team and assessed for inclusion.

The top ten companies are featured in the supplement in The Sunday Times and are invited to the national awards dinner.

They receive a certificate, and one national winner, selected by a judging panel led by serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson, is announced on the night and presented with an award.

This year’s winner was Inspired Pet Nutrition, the pet food maker.

2014 Profit Track 100 ones to recognise

View previous league tables
Company HQ Location Year end Profits £000 Sales £000 Staff Founded
AstonishVegan cleaning products manufacturer Bradford May 13 2,087 13,636 58 1997
CLC GroupPainting & maintenance contractor Southampton Dec 13 6,318 82,996 809 1969
MNCMedia advertising agency Central London Dec 13 4,227 30,316 13 1997
OKA DirectSoft furnishing retailer Oxfordshire Jan 14 2,095 19,930 148 1999
SigmatexCarbon fibre textile manufacturer Cheshire Dec 13 3,171 51,812 173 1986
The Monarch PartnershipUtility cost consultancy Surrey Mar 14 5,919 8,168 58 1987
AstonishVegan cleaning products manufacturer Bradford May 13 2,087 13,636 58 1997
ATG MediaOnline auctioneering portal Central London Sep 13 3,319 10,990 76 1971
Brompton BicycleBicycle manufacturer West London Mar 14 2,923 21,262 147 1976
CLC GroupPainting & maintenance contractor Southampton Dec 13 6,318 82,996 809 1969
iCandy WorldPushchair manufacturer Bedfordshire Mar 14 3,199 14,128 36 1933
MNCMedia advertising agency Central London Dec 13 4,227 30,316 13 1997
Nails IncNail bar operator Central London Jun 13 2,937 21,894 408 1999
OKA DirectSoft furnishing retailer Oxfordshire Jan 14 2,095 19,930 148 1999
Planet XBike manufacturer and retailer Rotherham Mar 14 1,942 12,818 50 1990
SigmatexCarbon fibre textile manufacturer Cheshire Dec 13 3,171 51,812 173 1986
The Monarch PartnershipUtility cost consultancy Surrey Mar 14 5,919 8,168 58 1987
Usbourne PublishingChildren's book publisher Central London Jan 14 8,819 46,780 198 1973

Past stars

Chairman of the judges

Luke Johnson is founder and chairman of Risk Capital Partners, and was formerly chairman of Pizza Express and Channel 4. He holds a number of chairmanships, including of Fast Track’s Advisory Board.

Luke has been making private company investments for over 20 years. His current investments include travel agency Cruise.co.uk, The Bread Factory & Gail’s, and Patisserie Valerie, which floated on AIM in 2014. He has chaired Fast Track’s ‘Ones to Recognise’ awards judging panel since 2006.

He also writes a weekly column for The Sunday Times.