Profit Track 100

10 Profit Track Ones to Watch

The 10 Profit Track Ones to Watch represents the best of the rest of the companies whose profit growth falls just short of the main league table, but who have shown good profit growth in the past and are set to grow rapidly in the future. All shortlisted companies are visited by the Fast Track research team and assessed for inclusion.

Company HQ Location Year end Profits £000 Sales £000 Staff Founded
Go-Pak GroupCatering packaging manufacturer Gloucestershire Mar 19 4,945 34,645 432 2009
Jupiter GroupFruit grower and exporter Shropshire Sep 19 *3,980 *77,167 113 2003
Nationwide Metal RecyclingMetal recycling specialist Essex Mar 19 2,363 20,837 80 2007
PrintbetterFire safety services Lancashire Dec 19 *6,322 *37,599 400 1990
SIS PitchesSports pitch services Cumbria Dec 19 *3,260 *33,571 101 2001
St Pierre GroupeBakery products provider Manchester Dec 18 6,906 69,493 27 1986
XceptorFinancial automation software Central London Jul 19 7,855 20,137 108 2003

* supplied by company

Chairman of the judges

David Buttress, UK co-founder & former CEO, Just Eat; partner at 83North VC

Just Eat - David ButtressDavid is an entrepreneur and angel investor who launched online takeaway ordering service Just Eat in the UK in 2006. It featured on our Tech Track 100 in 2011 with sales of just £18.8m; and David led the business from 2013 to 2017, overseeing several major UK and international acquisitions, such as Hungryhouse in the UK, and its £1.5bn IPO in 2014.

Just Eat is now valued at c.£5.3bn. David stepped down from the board last year. In 2014, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Investor Allstars Awards.

He is a partner at VC firm 83North, which invested in merchant services firm iZettle, sold to PayPal in 2018 for $2.2bn.

David is an angel investor in start-ups, including homecare services firm Cera, which raised $17m in Series A in 2018.