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We can now reveal the winners of the 2020 Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 Awards.

Congratulations to Hellens Residential Limited who were crowned the North East’s fasting growing company overall, as well as taking the fastest growing small business (turnover £1m- £10m) title.

Adderstone 1993 Limited won the award for the fastest growing large-sized business (turnover £25m+), whilst CD Engineering Services Limited were named fastest growing medium business (turnover £10m-£25m)

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 Fastest 50 companies, and how they ranked.

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Hellens Residential Limited

Fastest growing overall and small business

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Hellens Residential’s provide high quality affordable homes available on a variety of tenures across the North of England.

Location: Washington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 3,805

Average turnover growth: 92.87%

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Adderstone 1993 Limited

Fastest growing large business

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Adderstone 1993 Limited specialises in residential and commercial property development, construction and management.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 28,621

Average turnover growth: 89.17%

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CD Engineering Services Limited

Fastest growing medium business

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CD Engineering Services Limited are professional electrical building services contractors.

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 14,700

Average turnover growth: 75.00%

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Northern Gas & Power

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Northern Gas & Power are an energy management consultancy and procurement company working with businesses to reduce the amount of energy they use and its wholesale cost.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 29,616

Average turnover growth: 64.76%

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Controle Mesure Regulation (UK) Limited

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CMR manufactures and implements control and supervision solutions in the energy, industrial and marine sectors, by integrating its own intelligent sensors and systems.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 32,919

Average turnover growth: 63.24%

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Dynamic CCTV Management Ltd

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Dynamic CCTV is a leading Hikvision Distributor to the CCTV industry in the UK.

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 28,809

Average turnover growth: 53.49%

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Millfield Composites Group Limited

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Millfield’s experienced team provides complete engineering solutions to deliver high quality finished composite (FRP and GRP) components.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 11,337

Average turnover growth: 52.33%

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The Great Annual Savings Company Ltd

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Initially formed to provide business cost saving services to companies in the North East of England, the Great Annual Savings Company Ltd has now grown from a regional enterprise to a national provider.

Location: Seaham

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 18,870

Average turnover growth: 45.78%

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Hathaway Roofing Limited

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Hathaway Roofing Limited design, manufacture and installation of roof and wall cladding systems.

Location: Bishop Auckland

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2019

Turnover (£000s): 40,595

Average turnover growth: 45.28%

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Tharsus Group Limited

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Tharsus Group comprises Tharsus Ltd, a maker of game changing automated solutions which disrupt markets and solve strategic challenges, and Universal Wolf, an award-winner in the complex sheet metal fabrication sector.

Location: Blyth

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/11/2019

Turnover (£000s): 58,301

Average turnover growth: 45.16%

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Beanies the Flavour Co. Ltd

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Beanies the Flavour Co. Ltd are creators of instant flavoured coffees.

Location: Darlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 4,917

Average turnover growth: 40.33%

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Total Resources (UK) Limited

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Total Resources (UK) Limited are providers of temporary traffic management solutions, ranging from the design and installation of temporary traffic management schemes to portable lights.

Location: Boldon Colliery

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2019

Turnover (£000s): 9,363

Average turnover growth: 39.71%

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END.

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END. are a designer menswear retailer with stores on Grainger Street in Newcastle, Glasgow and London as well as an online presence.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 134,658

Average turnover growth: 39.07%

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px Group

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px provides innovative operations management, engineering services and energy management solutions to partners in high hazard, highly regulated industries.

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 230,720

Average turnover growth: 35.85%

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Connor Group Limited

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Connor Solutions offer a full range of electronics manufacturing services.

Location: Houghton Le Spring

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 24,797

Average turnover growth: 31.89%

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BCE Northern Limited

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BCE Northern Ltd is a company involved with Civil Engineering and Construction related projects across the North East.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 4,550

Average turnover growth: 31.28%

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Templeman Trading Limited

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Templeman supply vending machines and are suppliers of soft drinks, confectionery, snacks and teas and coffees to wholesalers, cash and carrys and foodservice outlets.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 40,831

Average turnover growth: 30.75%

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Groundwork Services (Durham) Ltd

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Groundwork Services (Durham) Ltd are a civil engineering contractor providing 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: 31/05/2019

Turnover (£000s): 20,263

Average turnover growth: 30.09%

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CMS Holdings UK Limited

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CMS are commercial maintenance specialists with commercial property maintenance experts, plumbers, electricians and air conditioning technicians throughout the UK.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2019

Turnover (£000s): 2,350

Average turnover growth: 29.56%

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Fentimans Ltd

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Fentimans make and supply a range of 35 soft drinks, mixers and pre-mixed alcoholic drinks and craft beers.

Location: Hexham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 40,443

Average turnover growth: 29.43%

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Fire Logistics Limited

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Fire Logistics Limited design, installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler & extinguisher systems.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2019

Turnover (£000s): 3,368

Average turnover growth: 29.19%

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Abca Systems Limited

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ABCA have been installing electrical systems throughout the country for 30 years, establishing a private and public sector client base.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2019

Turnover (£000s): 22,711

Average turnover growth: 29.05%

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Process Control Equipment Limited

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PCE is amongst the largest, independently owned stockists and distributors of valves, actuators, pipes, fittings and instrumentation in Europe.

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 21,958

Average turnover growth: 28.75%

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Astley Signs Limited

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Astley are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of creative brand graphics and signage solutions.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 16,754

Average turnover growth: 28.57%

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FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

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FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies are developers and manufacturers of recombinant proteins, viral vaccines and gene therapies.

Location: Billingham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 125,900

Average turnover growth: 28.54%

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Banner Contracts (Halnaby) Limited

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Banner Contracts are the UK’s leading Contract Crushing and Screening Specialists, operating throughout mainland UK.

Location: Darlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/01/2019

Turnover (£000s): 23,182

Average turnover growth: 27.28%

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Crafter's Companion Limited

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Sara Davies, now a Dragon on BBC2's Dragons Den, started Crafter's Companion whilst at university. As well as a range of crafting tools, their product range has grown to include stamps, dies, colouring mediums and fabrics and sewing tools.

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 31,809

Average turnover growth: 27.25%

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HTL Group Limited

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HTL Group are controlled bolting and joint integrity specialists.

Location: Cramlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 28/02/2019

Turnover (£000s): 12,990

Average turnover growth: 26.93%

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Mediaworks UK Limited

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Mediaworks is a digital marketing agency, offering a comprehensive range of services to help your business succeed online.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 4,440

Average turnover growth: 24.76%

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B.M. Stafford & Sons Ltd

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BM Stafford have been providing general haulage service for over 80 years.

Location: Houghton Le Spring

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 7,080

Average turnover growth: 24.67%

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BTS Facades & Fabrications

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BTS Facades & Fabrications provide precision manufacturing of premium quality facade and fabrication products.

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 8,280

Average turnover growth: 24.37%

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Workwear Express Limited

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Workwear Express has grown to become a major supplier of more than 7,000 workwear and related products to over 200,000 customers across the UK and overseas.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 18,781

Average turnover growth: 23.89%

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Heraeus Conamic UK Limited

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Heraeus Conamic is one of the technology leaders and materials specialists for the manufacture and processing of high purity fused silica and high-end ceramics.

Location: Wallsend

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 26,580

Average turnover growth: 23.84%

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Kadmous Holdings (UK) Limited

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Kadmous Holdings (UK) Limited are a holding company for Permoid Industries who specialise in the fabrication and sale of metal containers.

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/05/2019

Turnover (£000s): 12,674

Average turnover growth: 23.65%

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Greencroft Bottling Company Limited

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Greencroft Bottling Company Limited are one of the largest contract wine bottlers in the UK, working with some of the world’s leading wine companies.

Location: Stanley

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 46,731

Average turnover growth: 23.45%

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Tripak Ltd

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Tripak Ltd are single sourced suppliers of specialist manufacturing and packaging consumables to industry.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 6,627

Average turnover growth: 23.43%

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Nova Payroll Management Services Limited

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Nova Payroll Management Services Limited provide recruitment, training, assessment and selection, outsourcing and consulting services.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2019

Turnover (£000s): 48,565

Average turnover growth: 22.77%

38.

DC Handrails and Ironwork Parts Limited

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DC Handrails and Ironwork Parts Limited supply wrought iron and handrail components throughout the UK.

Location: Swalwell

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 4,406

Average turnover growth: 22.54%

39.

Ryder Architecture

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Ryder Architecture is an international design practice with offices in Newcastle, London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Hong Kong, Vancouver and Amsterdam.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2019

Turnover (£000s): 16,983

Average turnover growth: 21.66%

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Flexible Support Options Limited

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Flexible Support Options (FSO) has been providing high quality person centred Flexible support since 1996.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/10/2019

Turnover (£000s): 6,178

Average turnover growth: 21.56%

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Thompsons of Prudhoe Holding Ltd

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Thompsons of Prudhoe are a specialist Demolition, Deconstruction, Decommissioning, Industrial Dismantling, Asbestos Removal, Site Reclamation, Earthmoving, Contaminated Land Remediation and Site Clearance Contractor operating throughout the UK.

Location: Prudhoe

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 47,663

Average turnover growth: 19.50%

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Scott Logic Limited

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Scott Logic Limited creates software applications for clients in a range of sectors including finance, energy, healthcare and oil and gas.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 31,054

Average turnover growth: 19.43%

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Mactech Engineering & Inspection

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Mactech Engineering & Inspection are a specialist supplier of sub-contract personnel and services for Construction, Engineering and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspection services to the energy sector. They focus extensively on Nuclear, Oil, Gas, Power, Renewables, Marine and Offshore.

Location: Whitley Bay

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 9,532

Average turnover growth: 19.10%

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Tombola Limited

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Tombola and its associated companies have been involved in bingo for 50 years, initially supplying tickets to bingo halls. They are one of the leading players in the UK online bingo market.

Location: Sunderland

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2019

Turnover (£000s): 104,432

Average turnover growth: 19.07%

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Durham Box Company Limited

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Durham Box is a leading independent packaging company, who manufacture high quality bespoke corrugated packaging and innovative POS displays across a wide range of market sectors.

Location: Bishop Auckland

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/01/2019

Turnover (£000s): 12,320

Average turnover growth: 18.70%

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Prefere Resins UK Limited

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Prefere Resins manufactures and distributes phenol based products. With phenolic 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: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 40,946

Average turnover growth: 18.62%

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Chemoxy International Limited

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Chemoxy International Ltd is one of Europe’s largest independent contract manufacturers.

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 58,844

Average turnover growth: 18.37%

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Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd

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Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. was founded in the UK in 1926 and remains an independent family owned and run performance and speciality chemical manufacturing company.

Location: Consett

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 37,042

Average turnover growth: 18.29%

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Phoenix Steel Holdings Limited

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Phoenix Steel have been steel stockholders since 1994.

Location: South Shields

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2019

Turnover (£000s): 11,933

Average turnover growth: 18.12%

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The Castle Building Services Organisation Limited

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Castle offers a wide range of high quality engineering and contracting services covering all aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering.

Location: Hebburn

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2018

Turnover (£000s): 34,155

Average turnover growth: 18.05%

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Small business – turnover between £1m – £10m
Medium business – turnover between £10m – £25m
Large business – turnover over £25m

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 30 June 2019. 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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