Profit Track 100

10 Profit Track Ones to Watch

The 10 Profit Track Ones to Watch represents a cross-section of companies that did not meet the strict criteria of the Profit Track 100 league table, but have achieved or predict good profit growth. Fast Track conducted virtual meetings with the majority of the shortlisted companies, which were assessed for inclusion based on factors such as:

  • Resilience in the face of the pandemic
  • Strong current or forecast profit growth
  • The business model and sales growth
  • Experience of the management team
  • Investor credibility and funds raised

This year’s 10 Profit Track Ones to Watch was judged by BDO and Fast Track. The 10 finalists were published in the 22nd annual Profit Track 100 supplement in The Sunday Times on 11 April.

An overall winner will be presented with an award at the Profit Track 100 virtual awards event on 15 June.

Company HQ Location Year end Profits £000 Sales £000 Staff Founded
BenRiach DistilleryWhisky distillery Edinburgh Dec 09 3,732 15,072 32 2004
CPL AromasFragrance designer and maker Hertfordshire Mar 10 6,494 47,179 302 1971
DDD GroupPharmaceutical manufacturer Watford Dec 09 3,175 33,294 217 1912
Dr MartensShoe manufacturer and retailer Northamptonshire Mar 10 8,618 82,917 264 1960
HTIToy manufacturer and distributor Lancashire Mar 10 5,645 66,190 172 1952
Icon LiveFashion accessories supplier West Sussex Feb 10 †5,419 †87,301 1,687 2002
Metaswitch NetworksCommunications technology provider Enfield Aug 10 8,093 82,400 523 1981
RaynerOptician and intraocular lens maker Buckinghamshire Dec 09 6,782 47,003 885 1910
Sheffield ForgemastersSteel manufacturer Sheffield Jun 10 9,483 104,831 797 2003
Zuma GroupRestaurateur Central London Dec 09 11,000 42,000 1,000 2002

Profit = operating profit    # ebitda    * supplied by company    † annualised figure