The Top Track 250 ‘Ones to Watch’ is a programme that features 10 private, mid-market companies whose sales were not high enough to feature on the main league table, but have achieved strong, sustained sales and/or profit growth and merit recognition.

They include online food retailer Graze, which launched its direct customer subscription model in the US two years ago – the country now accounts for 50% of sales, which grew 29% to £68.1m in 2015; and RSK, the environmental consultancy which last year grew sales 23% to £90.4m, and expects to hit £125m in 2017 driven by demand for services such as contaminated land testing in Iraq.

Top Track 250 ones to watch

CompanyLocationYear endSales £mOperating profit £mStaff
Barber’sCheesemakerSomersetMar 1590.56.3257
Cartwright GroupMotor vehicle body manufacturerCheshireMar 15100.53.0600
Erith GroupDemolition contractorSoutheast LondonSep 15114.96.9407
FramestoreVisual effects makerCentral LondonMar 1581.42.8968
GrazeOnline food retailerRichmondFeb 1568.14.4306
Great Rail JourneysTour operatorYorkOct 1586.57.0153
JigsawClothing retailerSurreyOct 15†87.9†3.9853
RSKEnvironmental consultancyCheshireMar 1590.46.01,015
Steelite InternationalTableware makerStoke-on-TrentDec 15102.07.41,147
Strata HomesHousebuilder and developerDoncasterDec 1598.910.0162

† annualised figure