Profit Track Ones to Watch

The 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
Crockett & JonesLuxury shoe maker Northampton Feb 17 4,822 29,376 399 1879
Harrogate Water BrandsBottled water producer Harrogate Mar 17 2,219 15,875 65 2002
HypnosBed manufacturer Buckinghamshire Jun 17 3,635 64,304 487 1904
LabLogicScientific technology developer Sheffield Jun 17 2,323 14,560 70 1980
NeptuneFurniture manufacturer Swindon Sep 17 3,113 47,396 410 1996
NutopiaTelevision producer Central London Mar 17 2,416 21,676 50 2009
Recycling LivesWaste management provider Preston Sep 17 4,660 46,452 238 2008
Road TechLogistics technology developer Hertfordshire Apr 17 4,866 10,512 64 1984
Russell FinexIndustrial sieve and filter maker Middlesex Jan 17 4,286 34,868 338 1934
Wendy Wu ToursTour operator Central London Dec 17 *2,860 *30,500 60 1998

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Chairman of the judges

Luke Johnson is founder and chairman of Risk Capital Partners, and was formerly chairman of Pizza Express and Channel 4. He holds a number of chairmanships, including of Fast Track’s Advisory Board.

Luke has been making private company investments for over 20 years. His current investments include Xstrahl, which makes x-ray systems, The Bread Factory & Gail’s, and Patisserie Valerie, which floated on AIM in 2014. He has chaired Fast Track’s ‘Ones to Watch’ awards judging panel since 2006.

He also writes a weekly column for The Sunday Times.