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 based on factors such as:

  • 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, Fast Track, and David Buttress, UK co-founder & former CEO of Just Eat and partner at 83North VC (see bio below). The 10 finalists were due to be featured in the 21st annual Profit Track 100 supplement on 5 April. Given the pandemic we delayed publication in order to liaise with the featured companies. Three companies asked to withdraw, with the remaining seven published in a special Profit Track Covid-19 supplement in The Sunday Times on 26 April.

An overall winner was presented with an award at the Profit Track awards event on 15 October.

Company HQ Location Year end Profits £000 Sales £000 Staff Founded
Amtech GroupEngineering software developer Milton Keynes Dec 10 3,904 10,797 124 1991
Energy EnvironmentalEnvironmental technology manufacturer Aberdeen Mar 11 3,246 18,699 95 2003
Enterprise FoodsBakery products supplier East Kilbride Jun 10 2,205 44,455 31 1995
EuromonitorMarket research agency Central London Mar 11 15,750 56,318 568 1972
Fine + Rare WinesFine wine broker Central London Dec 10 4,027 52,861 42 1994
Logson GroupCorrugated packaging manufacturer Leicestershire Dec 10 10,782 153,270 864 2004
MeallmoreCare home provider Inverness Mar 11 4,648 27,746 1,187 1986
Mint VelvetLadies' clothing retailer High Wycombe Apr 11 600 12,093 240 2009
PTS ConsultingIT consultancy Central London Mar 11 2,819 35,108 291 1983
SertecAutomotive engineer Birmingham Mar 11 5,028 55,619 462 1962

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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.

He stepped down from the board in 2018. Just East merged with Takeaway.com in 2020, and the combined group is valued at £14bn.

David is a partner at VC firm 83North, which invested in merchant services firm iZettle, sold to PayPal in 2018 for $2.2bn. He is also an angel investor in start-ups, including homecare services firm Cera, which was a 10 Tech Track Ones to Watch in 2020.