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.
|Company||Location||Year end||Sales £m||Operating profit £m||Staff|
|Cartwright GroupMotor vehicle body manufacturer||Cheshire||Mar 15||100.5||3.0||600|
|Erith GroupDemolition contractor||Southeast London||Sep 15||114.9||6.9||407|
|FramestoreVisual effects maker||Central London||Mar 15||81.4||2.8||968|
|GrazeOnline food retailer||Richmond||Feb 15||68.1||4.4||306|
|Great Rail JourneysTour operator||York||Oct 15||86.5||7.0||153|
|JigsawClothing retailer||Surrey||Oct 15||†87.9||†3.9||853|
|RSKEnvironmental consultancy||Cheshire||Mar 15||90.4||6.0||1,015|
|Steelite InternationalTableware maker||Stoke-on-Trent||Dec 15||102.0||7.4||1,147|
|Strata HomesHousebuilder and developer||Doncaster||Dec 15||98.9||10.0||162|
† annualised figure