Top Track 250

The 15th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 awards dinner was held on 19 November 2019 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

The 290 guests included the founders, chairmen, CEOs and FDs of the featured companies. Guest speakers were Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company, and Steve Hewitt, chief executive of Gymshark. Antony Sheriff, chief executive and executive chairman of Princess Yachts, spoke at a pre-dinner roundtable discussion.

Each company received a certificate, and Oliver Shah, business editor of The Sunday Times, presented the top company award to Holland & Barrett, which has grown its sales 6% to £697.3m in 2018, with profits of £110.7m.

Past guests

Colin Tenwick Non-exec chairman Addison Lee
Margaret Mountford Chairman Argent Group
Nick Wheeler OBE Co-founder & chairman Charles Tyrwhitt
Colin Evans Founder & chairman Collinson
Matthew Streets Managing partner Foster + Partners
Jason Bannister Founder & executive chairman Oak Furniture Land
Mark Whitworth Chief executive Peel Ports Group
Bill Robertson CBE DL Founder & executive chairman Robertson
Emma Lancaster Chief executive Study Group
Jerome Castaing Co-founder & NED Sushi Daily
James Timpson OBE Chief executive Timpson
Baroness Karren Brady CBE Vice-chairman West Ham United

Past speakers

Chrissie Rucker, founder, The White Company
Steve Hewitt, chief executive, Gymshark
Clare Gilmartin, chief executive, Trainline