Top Track 100

The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the biggest sales. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each July, with a series of associated dinners in the autumn.

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Top Track 100 entry criteria

Sales £630m +

  • UK registered, unquoted, and not subsidiaries
  • Sales are taken as total turnover, net of VAT
  • Companies are not required to be in profit
  • Trading weeks in the latest year have to exceed 25
  • Companies must have at least 100 staff (average full-time equivalents for the year)
  • Companies may have their ultimate holding company offshore
  • Sales are typically between £700m and £3bn


  • Companies that are either equal joint ventures, or majority-owned by quoted companies
  • Pure trading companies and companies with fewer than 100 staff (average full-time equivalents for the year)
  • Not-for-profit companies, including co-operative societies, mutual societies, provident associations, and member-owned buying groups
  • We reserve the right to change the qualification criteria set out above and to make exceptions. This is not a competition; the compiler’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

The closing date for nominations for the 2017 league table is 2 June, with publication on 2 July.

Health & beauty products maker @NYR_Official grows sales 9% to a record £37m @HSBCUKBusiness #IntTrack200 http://fCr7udlPaj
Leisure group @Shearings has appointed Richard Calvert as CEO from US-based CTG @GrantThorntonUK #TopTrack250 http://tl2VG03GJZ
.@BulkPowders celebrates 10yrs with cake-flavoured whey protein @AdamRossiter_ @DawesElliot @Virgin #FastTrack100 http://gGGcNfSja3
.@eurogaragesltd to buy @littlechefcouk brand and restaurant portfolio @HSBCUKBusiness #TopTrack100 http://P50fEmYZ3R
.@Dyson is hiring 110 software engineers – but only if they can solve a cryptic puzzle @HSBCUKBusiness #TopTrack100 http://2tMaQuo9BO
.@Poundland announces plans for 50 @pepandco “shop-in-shops” in its stores @HSBCUKBusiness #TopTrack100 #alumni http://yVDaYr0vk6
Developer @WatesGroup secures £40m housing-led development in North London @HSBCUKBusiness #TopTrack100 http://bOVDVQouIc
Sales on phones & tablets helped @ShopDirect grow group sales 9% over Christmas @HSBCUKBusiness #TopTrack100 http://5nwdHNys73
Traffic services firm @NSLConnect has been bought by Marston Group @GrantThorntonUK #TopTrack250 http://BRv2IYRaur
.@GioNajar tells @Virgin about the turning point that helped @chichiclothing become a #FastTrack100 #OTW http://TQfRm8gxXG

Types of Top Track 100 company

Total sales



up to £1.7bn



Alumni success stories

Featured with sales of £307m. Floated in 2005 and is now worth c£4bn
First featured with sales of £713m. Floated in 2014 at valuation of £2.8bn
First featured with sales of £3.1bn. Floated in October 2015 at valuation of £4.8bn