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
ACE WinchesWinch manufacturer Aberdeenshire Oct 11 7,777 21,946 200 1986
CMS CepcorCrushing equipment supplier Leicestershire Apr 12 4,862 22,005 47 1989
Econ EngineeringCommercial vehicle body builder North Yorkshire Mar 12 6,802 25,720 197 1959
Fourfront GroupOffice interior design consultancy Surrey Apr 12 6,342 82,757 135 2000
RalawiseClothing wholesaler Flintshire Dec 11 6,848 55,004 216 1978
Thatchers CiderCider producer Somerset Aug 11 4,626 31,147 88 1904
The Rug CompanyLuxury rug retailer Central London Apr 12 3,753 17,728 74 1997
Ulster CarpetsCarpet designer and manufacturer Craigavon, County Armagh Mar 12 5,795 55,412 505 1938

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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, 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.