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
GtechDomestic appliance manufacturer Worcestershire Nov 14 *6,500 *47,500 65 2001
GymboxGym operator Central London Oct 14 2,361 9,851 60 2001
Mark Allen GroupBusiness and education publisher South-East London Mar 14 2,302 18,982 150 1985
OrangeboxOffice furniture manufacturer Cardiff Dec 14 *5,289 *48,677 360 1998
QuornFood producer North Yorkshire Dec 14 *19,633 *150,300 614 1985
San CarloRestaurant operator Birmingham Sep 14 *2,198 *39,365 720 1992
Victoria + Albert BathsLuxury bath manufacturer Telford Jun 14 *5,087 *19,655 285 1996
William Reed Business MediaTrade journal publisher Crawley Mar 14 *2,384 *43,143 340 1861
X-Cel SuperturnPrecision engineer Sheffield Mar 14 3,902 23,484 138 1984
Yours ClothingPlus size clothing retailer Cambridgeshire Feb 14 2,708 32,098 445 1994

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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.