The Profit Track Ones to Watch 10 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.

Company HQ Location Year end Profits £000 Sales £000 Staff Founded
COOKFrozen food manufacturer Kent Mar 16 2,540 45,056 746 1997
Doves Farm FoodsSpecialist flour miller Berkshire Jun 16 *2,867 *17,278 71 1978
GrippleEngineering device manufacturer Sheffield Dec 15 4,632 48,646 443 1989
GuestlineHospitality software developer Shrewsbury Nov 15 3,348 11,221 121 1991
Hague Print MediaPrint solutions provider West Yorkshire Dec 15 3,588 16,168 47 1980
Molecular Products GroupAir purification technology Essex Mar 16 2,035 22,672 129 1973
Quiz ClothingFashion retailer Glasgow Mar 16 *5,683 *87,375 1,239 1994
Racing PostRacing publisher Central London Dec 15 12,795 56,114 275 1986
SydenhamsBuilders' merchant Bournemouth Mar 16 5,930 60,929 402 1874
Team17Computer games developer West Yorkshire Dec 16 *5,200 *13,400 100 1990

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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 Watch 10’ awards judging panel since 2006.

He also writes a weekly column for The Sunday Times.