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Here is the ranked list for the Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 Awards 2018.

The Fastest 50 list is ordered by average turnover growth, which has been assessed on a percentage increase based on the difference between turnover figures filed for the last three years.

Click below to find out more about our companies including winners, NBT Integrated Services, END. and Total Resources (UK) Ltd.

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NBT Integrated Services

Winner fastest overall growing business and fastest growing medium business

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Provides stock control through the use of storeroom management and intelligent vending machines.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2017

Turnover (£000s): 9,297

Average turnover growth: 78.1%

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END.

Winner fastest growing large business

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This designer menswear retailer was founded in 2005 and operates a flagship store on Grainger Street in Newcastle. It is also a major online seller of high-end men’s fashion brands, sourced from across the world. END. appear in the Fastest 50 for the third year in a row.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 69,627

Average turnover growth: 61.4%

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Total Resources (UK) Limited

Winner fastest growing small business

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Provider of temporary traffic management solutions, ranging from the design and installation of temporary traffic management schemes to portable lights.

Location: Boldon

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2017

Turnover (£000s): 4,797

Average turnover growth: 52.5%

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Tyneside Group Limited

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A property investment, management and development company.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2017

Turnover (£000s): 3,035

Average turnover growth: 51.9%

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Templeman Trading Limited

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Templeman Treading appear in the Fastest 50 list for a second time after last featuring in 2016. They are a holding company for wholesale and vending businesses.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 23,883

Average turnover growth: 50.8%

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Cussins Ltd

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A family managed business, Cussins are housebuilders with developments throughout the North East.

Location: Alnwick

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2017

Turnover (£000s): 24,234

Average turnover growth: 50.4%

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Dynamic CCTV

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This Teesside company was established in 1994 with the aim of reducing the prices charged for CCTV equipment. Since then it has relocated to larger premises four times and supplies a wide range of CCTV security and monitoring equipment. This is the second year in a row that the company has appeared in the Fastest 50 list.

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 22,002

Average turnover growth: 47.5%

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Hexham and Northern Marts

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Established over 100 years ago as the key regional auctioneers for livestock auctions and agricultural services.

Location: Hexham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 4,443

Average turnover growth: 46.7%

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Polar Krush Group

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Polar Krush is a manufacturer of iced drinks machines, with over 25 years of experience in the market.

Location: Ashington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 3,525

Average turnover growth: 46.5%

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Applebridge Construction Ltd

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A civil engineering and groundworks subcontractor operating throughout the North East and Yorkshire regions. A family orientated company offering a range of civil engineering services to private, public and industrial projects in the construction industry.

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2017

Turnover (£000s): 31,803

Average turnover growth: 44.8%

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SLW (Holdings) Limited

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SLW provide general nursing and residential care for the elderly within a registered care home environment.

Location: Sunderland

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 6,134

Average turnover growth: 44.1%

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Osbit Limited

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Osbit Limited design, build and deliver systems to the global oil and gas, subsea and renewable sectors.

Location: Northumberland

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2017

Turnover (£000s): 15,274

Average turnover growth: 43.3%

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Metnor Group

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This is the second year in a row that this company has appeared in the Fastest 50. Founded in the 1960s and originally operating in the heavy engineering sector, the Metnor Group now comprises four trading divisions which operate in the construction, property, mechanical and electrical services and pressure testing sectors.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 115,040

Average turnover growth: 41.6%

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IDEC Technical Services

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Formed in 2003 as a specialist company under the IDEC Group, this company specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of high voltage protection and control systems.

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2017

Turnover (£000s): 12,527

Average turnover growth: 39.1%

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FJ Booth Construction Ltd

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FJ Booth Construction provides services that include design, fabrication and construction in the petrochemical, oil & gas, industrial, engineering, power generation, nuclear, and biofuels sectors. It has worked on major projects including developments at Heathrow and Gatwick airports and chemical plants on Teesside. This is the second year in a row that the company has appeared in the list.

Location: Guisborough

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2017

Turnover (£000s): 12,920

Average turnover growth: 36.1%

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Sterling Pharma Solutions Limited

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Providers of contract research, custom synthesis and contract manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical industry.

Location: Cramlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 55,428

Average turnover growth: 31.8%

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Biss Underwriting

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This is the second year in a row that the company has been named in the Fastest 50. From its base in Ponteland this company provides a range of insurance services.

Location: Ponteland

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2016

Turnover (£000s): 4,983

Average turnover growth: 31.2%

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Scott Logic

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Appearing for the second year in a row, Scott Logic creates software applications for clients in a range of sectors including finance, energy, healthcare and oil and gas. Founded by Gary Scott in 2005, the company now employs more than 190 people in four offices across the UK.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2016

Turnover (£000s): 15,556

Average turnover growth: 30.9%

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Pink Boutique

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Founded in 2012, Pink Boutique is an online retailer of women’s clothing expanding from an initial pack of six dresses to the daily shipping of 2000 garments. Co-founder Julie Blackie previously worked as a script writer on Hollyoakes.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 28/02/2018

Turnover (£000s): 13,062

Average turnover growth: 30.2%

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Goodfellow & Goodfellow

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From its base in Peterlee, this company provides a range of tableware, utensils and other equipment to the catering trade. As well as its headquarters in Peterlee, Goodfellow & Goodfellow has a ‘plate cave’ showroom on Portland Street, London. This is the second year in a row that the company has made the Fastest 50 list.

Location: Peterlee

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 6,428

Average turnover growth: 28.19%

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eMerchantPay

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Established in 2002, eMerchantPay is a payment service provider, partner and specialist which provides international online payment processing services to merchants across the globe. This is the fourth time that the company has appeared in the Fastest 50.

Location: North Shields

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/08/2017

Turnover (£000s): 37,879

Average turnover growth: 28.18%

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Atkinson Northern Limited

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A family owned independent builder’s merchant with over 150 years’ experience in the supply of building materials, with 27 branches located throughout the North of England. The company last appeared in the Fastest 50 in 2011.

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2016

Turnover (£000s): 64,431

Average turnover growth: 27.6%

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Fastflow Group Limited

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Fastflow Group provides essential maintenance on key infrastructure assets to blue chip clients across the utility and social housing sector.

Location: Washington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 78,923

Average turnover growth: 27.1%

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Sharpness Point Limited

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The owners and operators of a hotel.

Location: Whitley Bay

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 3,154

Average turnover growth: 27.0%

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MTrec

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Established in 2006, this recruitment company works in the manufacturing, engineering and warehouse distribution sectors. It operates three main divisions – technical, manufacturing & engineering and industrial – providing temporary and permanent staff. This is the third year in a row that this company has made the Fastest 50 list.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 50,478

Average turnover growth: 26.8%

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The Royal Station Hotel

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The owners and operators of a hotel, their last appearance in the Fastest 50 list was in 2009.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2017

Turnover (£000s): 68,532

Average turnover growth: 24.0%

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Central Employment

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Established in 1979, Central Employment is a recruitment company specialising in temporary, contract and permanent recruitment across a broad spectrum of industries. It is a recruitment partner for some of the region’s largest blue chip employers and established privately owned SMEs. This is the second year in a row that the company has appeared in the Fastest 50 list.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2017

Turnover (£000s): 13,877

Average turnover growth: 23.6%

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Wearmouth Construction & Plant

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Appearing in the list for a fifth time, this Teesside-based business is a building contractor involved in the construction of commercial developments.

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 41,361

Average turnover growth: 23.5%

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Groundwork Services (Durham) Ltd

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Established over 30 years ago, this family run civil engineering contractor provides a range of civil engineering and bulk earthwork services, plant and machinery hire, as well as the construction of synthetic and natural grass playing surfaces.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/05/2017

Turnover (£000s): 11,973

Average turnover growth: 23.4%

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Crown Care

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An operator and developer of care homes. Crown Care has recently opened two new homes, with six more in development. This is the third time they have made it on to the Fasted 50 list, having last appeared in 2014.

Location: North Shields

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/10/2017

Turnover (£000s): 22,357

Average turnover growth: 23.3%

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Visualsoft Holdings Limited

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Visualsoft has been providing eCommerce solutions to clients for 20 years.

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2017

Turnover (£000s): 11,051

Average turnover growth: 22.2%

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Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental

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Having celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2016, Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental provides geotechnical investigation services, ranging from small-scale residential developments to large commercial and industrial developments.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2016

Turnover (£000s): 4,224

Average turnover growth: 21.8%

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tombola Ltd

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Online gaming specialist tombola is one of the leading players in the UK online bingo market, also launching online sites in Spain and Italy. Tombola and its associated companies have been involved in bingo for 50 years, initially supplying tickets to bingo halls. They have made the Fastest 50 list six times.

Location: Sunderland

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2017

Turnover (£000s): 73,662

Average turnover growth: 21.6%

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Prima Cheese Ltd

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A diary processing company specialising in cheese used predominantly for pizza. This is the fourth time Prima Cheese has appeared in the Fastest 50.

Location: Seaham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 59,461

Average turnover growth: 21.3%

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Connection Flooring

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Established in 2012, this online flooring superstore stocks a wide range of high quality floor coverings, accessories, artificial grass and garden furniture.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 18,678

Average turnover growth: 21.1%

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Bentincks Ltd

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Bentincks specialises in making furniture, as well as sofas and sofabeds. The company also manufactures bedroom furniture through Bentincks Cabinet and currently makes over 1,000 items of furniture a week at its Gateshead centre. They were crowned fastest growing small business at last year’s Fastest 50 Awards.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2017

Turnover (£000s): 5,593

Average turnover growth: 20.8%

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Roundel Kitchens

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This is the third year in a row that Roundel has appeared in the Fastest 50 list. They were formed in 1981 and now operate from six sites with a workforce of around 160 people manufacturing kitchens for trade customers and, under the Nixons Kitchens banner.

Location: South Shields

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/01/2017

Turnover (£000s): 21,913

Average turnover growth: 20.6%

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DC Handrails and Ironwork Parts Ltd

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This is the fourth year in a row the company has made the Fastest 50 list. DC Handrails and Ironwork Parts was started in 1997 after founder and MD Dave Collins spotted the demand for wrought iron components when fitting plastic handrails. It has since grown to become a leading UK supplier of wrought iron and handrail components.

Location: Swalwell

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2017

Turnover (£000s): 2,934

Average turnover growth: 19.0%

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MBC Summit Holdings Limited

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Importer and distributor of footwear, climbing and outdoor equipment, accessories and apparel.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2017

Turnover (£000s): 14,811

Average turnover growth: 18.6%

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Silverlink Software Limited

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Developers of computer software such as patient administration systems which are used by providers in the NHS. This is the third time the company has appeared in the Fastest 50, last appearing in 2016.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2017

Turnover (£000s): 4,210

Average turnover growth: 18.3%

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Connor Group Limited

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Electronic Manufacturing Services provider.

Location: Houghton-le-Spring

Date of last analysed accounts: 01/04/2018

Turnover (£000s): 19,179

Average turnover growth: 17.31%

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DFP Services

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Established in 1992, DFP Services provides fire alarm systems, gas, plumbing and heating services throughout the country, with their HQ in Durham and two regional hubs, in Leeds and Manchester.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 3,926

Average turnover growth: 17.27%

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Unipres (UK) Limited

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Established in 1987, this production company produces pressed and assembled steel automotive parts. Their plant in Sunderland was expanded in 2011, with an increased robotic assembly facility. This is the third time Unipres have appeared in the Fastest 50 list.

Location: Sunderland

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 251,233

Average turnover growth: 16.90%

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Londinium A&C LLP

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A business and management consultancy providing a range of services that deliver solutions to mergers/investments, consulting and market analysis.

Location: Houghton-le-Spring

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 125,212

Average turnover growth: 16.89%

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Rosewood Packaging

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Established in 1953, Rosewood Packaging is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of bespoke packaging solutions.

Location: North Shields

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 12,022

Average turnover growth: 16.7%

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Prefere Resins UK Limited

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Established in 2014, Prefere Resins manufactures and distributes phenol based products. With production sites in six countries they offer industry-leading expertise in adhesives technology to the industrial, construction and insulation markets.

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 38,240

Average turnover growth: 16.0%

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H. Malone and Sons Ltd

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A leading mechanical and electrical services contractor established in 1926, H. Malone and Sons provides services to local and national construction companies, as well as working with local authorities, health authorities and government departments.

Location: Newcastle

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2017

Turnover (£000s): 29,318

Average turnover growth: 15.8%

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Workwear Express

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Beginning life in 1990 with founder Andrew Ward selling work clothing from the back of a van, Workwear Express has grown to become a major supplier of more than 7,000 workwear and related products to over 70,000 customers across the UK and overseas. The company appears in the Fastest 50 for an impressive fifth year in a row.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2017

Turnover (£000s): 12,236

Average turnover growth: 15.7%

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Alexanders Motor Group

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Alexanders is a family-owned and run company, established in 1948 and operating two franchised dealerships in Thornaby on Tees, Teesside and Nether Poppleton in York. This is the fourth year that the company has been named in the Fastest 50.

Location: Thornaby on Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/01/2017

Turnover (£000s): 34,768

Average turnover growth: 15.6%

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Berryvale Ltd

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Commercial vehicle repairs.

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2017

Turnover (£000s): 9,696

Average turnover growth: 15.4%

Small business – turnover between £1m – £5m
Medium business – turnover between £5m – £15m
Large business – turnover over £15m

The companies in this list have been selected as the fastest growing profit-making, private, regional companies, based on turnover growth.

Information has been compiled using data which is publicly available at Companies House of UK listed companies and independently verified.

The average turnover growth has been assessed on a percentage increase based on the difference between turnover figures filed for the last three years.

To qualify, companies must be trading entities and have turnover in excess of £1m in the last three years of filed accounts, which are up to date as at 31 July 2018. Companies must also have made profits in each of the past three years’ accounts. Companies returning to the list must have
filed new accounts since last years awards.

Private limited companies which are subsidiaries of listed companies do not qualify.

Subsidiaries of foreign-controlled companies have been accepted if they have headquarters or a decision-making function in the region.

Ward Hadaway and The Journal do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions.

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