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
Academy MusicMusic venue operator SW London Sep 05 3,477 17,469 154 1997
AD GroupCCTV systems maker Warrington Jun 05 17,159 84,381 570 1997
BarracudaManaged pub operator Marlow Sep 05 17,396 108,812 3,300 2000
BezierIn-store marketing agency Wakefield Apr 05 7,190 50,470 545 1998
Bibendum PLB GroupWine importer and distributor North London Mar 05 3,452 55,108 98 1982
Clarke EnergyGas-powered generator supplier Liverpool Oct 05 5,213 81,283 273 1977
Cormar CarpetsCarpet manufacturer Lancashire Sep 05 5,734 58,193 236 1956
Danwood GroupOffice equipment supplier Lincoln Sep 05 7,417 84,887 752 1971
JJ Food ServiceFood distributor Enfield Apr 05 4,600 71,648 483 1988
Park ResortsCaravan park operator Hemel Hempstead Mar 04 22,689 127,625 1,204 2001

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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.