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
How a French holiday inspired Rebecca & Tristram Mayhew to start @GoApeTribe @ChiefGorilla @Virgin #FastTrack100 http://6F3vroDfS0
How @thetrainline wants to turn rail travel on its head @GilmartinClare @GrantThorntonUK #TopTrack250 http://ZrqVbcjAEi
.@Rapha plans further intl expansion as profits more than double to £1.1m on £48m sales @HSBCUKBusiness #IntTrack200 http://Pnce2kOQLt
.@thehut_com stages £40k AI competition to help recruit best tech talent @GrantThorntonUK #TopTrack250 http://GK3Kev7jyA
Soaring retail income helps @yourHeathrow grow pre-tax profits 11% to £202m in 9 months @HSBCUKBusiness #TopTrack100 http://923Nwa5utE
Scott Group has grown pre-tax profits 37% to £5m and is eyeing further acquisitions @GrantThorntonUK #TopTrack250 http://UO3mhFrfWN
.@storyhomes has launched a new housebuilding division called Reiver Homes @BDOaccountant #ProfitTrack100 http://mbLuf8ItrW
.@TheNWTC, owner of bars such as The Botanist & The Smuggler's Cove, grows sales 70% to £30m @Virgin #FastTrack100 http://tbRdF0UI0a

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