International Track 200

The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times in February, with an awards event in October.

The closing date for nominations for the 2021 league table is 13 November 2020, with publication on 21 February 2021.

International Track 200 entry criteria

The closing date for nominations for the 2021 league table is 13 November 2020, with publication on 21 February 2021.

Total sales £25m-£1bn

  • UK registered, unquoted, and not subsidiaries
  • International sales of at least £500,000 in the base year (2017 or 2018)
  • International sales of at least £1m in the latest year (2019 or 2020)
  • Total sales of at least £25m and less than £1bn in the latest year (2019 or 2020)
  • International sales of at least 5% of total sales in the latest year (2019 or 2020)
  • Year-on-year international sales growth in the latest year from 2018 to 2019, or 2019 to 2020
  • Operating profit must be positive in the latest year (2019 or 2020)
  • Ten or more employees in the latest year (2019 or 2020)
  • Trading weeks in the base and latest years have to exceed 25
  • Recruitment firms, payroll services providers, media agencies and travel agencies are required to have gross profits of at least £5m. Sales for recruitment and payroll firms are the total amount invoiced to clients
  • Excluded companies include LLPs, pure property and financial trading companies; companies that are equal joint ventures, or majority-owned by quoted or other companies
  • We reserve the right to change the qualification criteria set out above and to make exceptions. This is not a competition; the compiler’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

 

Types of company

Total sales

£25m - £200m

Int’l sales

£1m - £100m

Average 2 year int’l sales growth

30% - 410% pa

Staff

10 - 1,000

Alumni success stories

Featured with international sales of £108m; American sales rose to £145m in 2018 on total sales of £383m
First featured with international sales of £593m; generated total sales of £2.9bn in 2020 and employs 37,000 people
Featured with international sales of £314m; floated in 2014 and completed a $13bn merger with IHS in 2016