The 13th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 awards dinner was held on 21 November 2017 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London.
The 265 guests included the founders, chairmen, CEOs and FDs of the featured companies. Guest speakers were Clare Gilmartin, chief executive of Trainline, and Simon Arora, chief executive of B&M Retail. Will Whitehorn, serial non-executive chairman, spoke at a pre-dinner roundtable discussion.
Each company received a certificate, and Iain Dey, business editor of The Sunday Times, presented the top company award to McLaren Automotive which has grown its operating profits 179% to £66m in 2016, on sales of £650m.
A great opportunity to celebrate success and learn from like-minded business leadersSimon Arora, chief executive, B&M Retail
Meeting really interesting people and talking about challenges and successes is always stimulatingKim Coles, finance director, LUSH
Simply the best networking event in anyone's calendarMike Clare, founder, Dreams
A wonderful opportunity to meet with peers and aspirational speakersColin Tenwick, non-executive chairman, Addison Lee
Wonderful networking opportunities with very diverse business owners / CEOsRod Bennion OBE, non-executive chairman, Mabey Holdings
It was a pleasure to be there, congratulations again to you and your teamDouglas Broadley, group CEO, The Imagination Group