Fast Track 100 companies honoured

17th May 2019

Nine of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies picked up prestigious awards last night at our 22nd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 awards dinner in Oxfordshire.

Hosted by Holly Branson, with Sir Richard Branson appearing live via satellite, the event saw our 342 guests take part in an afternoon conference focused on the importance of GenZ and Millennials as consumers and employees.



The companies on the Fast Track 100 league table, our Ones to Watch and Disruptors to Watch all received a certificate to recognise their success.

The league table ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years. Over that period, this year’s cohort have grown their sales by between 46% and 233% per year to a total of £3.1bn, while increasing the total number of their employees by 12,200 to 16,900.




The nine companies singled out to receive special recognition for their achievements were:

Huel, the powdered food brand with forecasts sales of over £40m this year, received the Ones to Watch award from Virgin



Graphcore, the chip developer valued at $1.5bn last year, won the Disruptors to Watch award, presented by Charles Russell Speechlys



BrewDog, the craft brewer valued at £1bn and making a record seventh consecutive appearance on Fast Track 100, landed the outstanding achievement award from Barclays



Mowgli Street Food, the Indian restaurant concept supported by former McDonald’s UK director Peter Richards and chair Karen Jones, co-founder of Café Rouge, took home the best management team award, sponsored by BDO



Revolution Beauty, the five-year old cosmetics brand which last year generated sales of over £100m, was picked out for innovation by N+1 Singer



Gymshark, the online fitness clothing brand which sells to consumers in 178 countries and has 9.6m social media followers, was given the innovative business award by The Office Group



Grenade, which makes the Carb Killa bars and recorded sales of nearly £34 million last year, picked up the emerging brand award, sponsored by The Sunday Times



Midwinter, the Midlands company supplying drugs used in clinical trials, which grew sales an average of 233% pa from £1.7m to £61.8m in just three years, won the fastest-growing company award, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic


More information on the league table

The 2019 Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 will be published on 1 December 2019, with an awards dinner in May 2020.

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For opportunities to meet and build relationships with the founders and directors of these fast-growing companies, see sponsorship opportunities for Fast Track 2019.




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