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
BGL GroupInsurance intermediary Peterborough Jun 06 25,593 154,331 2,112 1992
Deb GroupSkincare product maker Derbyshire Dec 05 8,439 71,010 644 1941
Euro Car PartsCar parts retailer Wembley Dec 05 4,143 68,610 688 1978
Holloway White AllomConstruction firm Central London Dec 05 4,275 49,875 204 1882
Huntress Group LimitedRecruitment agency Central London Dec 05 33,778 52,756 1,662 2000
Letts FilofaxDiary publisher Midlothian Jan 06 8,927 56,496 540 2000
MaceConstruction project manager Central London Dec 06 13,664 372,460 1,957 1990
Radley & CoFashion accessories maker Central London Apr 06 4,844 41,044 179 1975
The MillVisual effects studio Central London Dec 05 6,057 32,535 238 1990
Zenith LeasedriveVehicle lessor Leeds Mar 06 3,607 60,761 83 2014

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Chairman of the judges

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

David 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.