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
ACE WinchesWinch manufacturer Aberdeenshire Oct 11 7,777 21,946 200 1986
CMS CepcorCrushing equipment supplier Leicestershire Apr 12 4,862 22,005 47 1989
Econ EngineeringCommercial vehicle body builder North Yorkshire Mar 12 6,802 25,720 197 1959
Fourfront GroupOffice interior design consultancy Surrey Apr 12 6,342 82,757 135 2000
RalawiseClothing wholesaler Flintshire Dec 11 6,848 55,004 216 1978
Thatchers CiderCider producer Somerset Aug 11 4,626 31,147 88 1904
The Rug CompanyLuxury rug retailer Central London Apr 12 3,753 17,728 74 1997
Ulster CarpetsCarpet designer and manufacturer Craigavon, County Armagh Mar 12 5,795 55,412 505 1938

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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.