COVID-19 update

3rd April 2020

Updated 4 Jan 2021: 

Over the past ten months we have adapted our annual programme of networking events and league table supplements to the reality of the pandemic.

In April we published our 21st annual Sunday Times Profit Track Covid-19 supplement, reduced from 100 companies to the 70 wishing to be featured; in July we published our 19th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100; on 6 September our 20th anniversary Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100; on 27 September our 16th annual Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250; and on 6 December our 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100.

In each of these Covid-19 editions we recognise the role UK private companies are playing in supporting the NHS and their communities at this difficult time.

Our awards & alumni networking events

We postponed all our national awards and alumni networking dinners which were due to have taken place in the first half of the year, and held the following as interactive virtual networking events:

  • Our 23rd annual Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 awards on 16 September
  • Our 11th annual HSBC International Track 200 awards on 5 October
  • Our 21st annual BDO Profit Track awards on 15 October
  • Our 20th anniversary Sage Tech Track 100 awards on 3 November
  • Our 16th annual PwC Top Track 250 awards on 17 November
  • Our 19th annual HSBC Top Track 100 directors’ events on 10 and 19 November

We also successfully held a series of alumni networking events as virtual events in September and October. Our future events are under review, subject to government advice.

James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog, and Clare Gilmartin, chief exec of Trainline, join Oliver Shah, business editor of The Sunday Times, for a Q&A at our HSBC International Track 200 virtual awards event in October.

Our league tables

Our research continues into Britain’s top-performing private companies.

Upcoming publications

  • On 21 Feb we publish our 12th annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, ranking Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales
  • On 11 April we publish our 22nd annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100, ranking the UK’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits

Past publications

  • On 26 April we published our 21st annual Sunday Times Profit Track Covid-19 edition – see our findings here
  • On 5 July we published our 19th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 Covid-19 edition – see our findings here
  • On 6 Sept we published our 20th anniversary Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100 Covid-19 edition – see our findings here
  • On 27 Sept we published our 16th annual Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 Covid-19 edition – see our findings here
  • On 6 Dec we published our 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 Covid-19 edition – see our findings here
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