Olly Olsen, co-founder and co-CEO of The Office Group, explains why the shared workspace provider has chosen to become an awards sponsor of our Fast Track 100.
We are delighted to announce that The Office Group has become an awards sponsor of our Fast Track 100 awards programme, now in its 22nd year, joining our longstanding supporters Virgin Atlantic, Barclays, BDO, BGF, N+1 Singer and Virgin, and fellow award sponsor Charles Russell Speechlys.
Speaking ahead of the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 conference and awards dinner in May, Olly Olsen, co-founder and co-CEO of The Office Group, said: “Having featured in the Fast Track 100 for the last 3 years, we’re extremely proud to be an award sponsor for the first time.”
(Pictured: Olly with co-founder and co-CEO, Charlie Green)
He said the group was excited to present our Innovative Business Model award: “Understanding customer needs and innovation sit at the heart of our business, so we’re delighted to be recognising and rewarding like-minded businesses in this year’s Innovative Business Model category.”
About Fast Track 100
Our annual Fast Track 100 ranks the UK’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years, with sales ranging from £5m to £500m, and profits of at least £500k. Our title sponsor has been Virgin Atlantic for 11 years, while Barclays and BDO have been main sponsors for 8 years, BGF for 6 years, and N+1 Singer for 3 years. Law firm Charles Russell Speechlys is an awards sponsor for a first year, and Virgin has supported Fast Track 100 for all 22 years.
Fast Track 100 alumni success stories include mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse, fast-food giant Nando’s, mixer maker Fever-Tree, and craft beer brewer BrewDog. The number one company in 2018 was Midwinter Solutions, which supplies drugs used in clinical trials. It achieved sales growth of 233% pa over three years to £61.8m in 2018 with profits of £10.7m, driven by its success in the United States.
About our Innovative Business Model award
The Office Group are sponsors of Fast Track’s Innovative Business Model award.
This is the inaugural year of our Innovative Business Model award programme, which aims to highlight companies that have used originality, creativity and technology to build competitive, sustainable and successful business models, driving long-term sales and profit growth.
For opportunities to meet and build relationships with the founders and key directors of these fast-growing private companies, contact us about becoming a sponsor for Fast Track 100.