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Here is the ranked list for the Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 Awards 2019.

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, Torsion Group, HECK! and Woodhouse (Lund) Ltd.

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Torsion Group

Winner fastest overall growing business and fastest growing large business

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This independent development and construction company builds student accommodation, care homes and housing. With its HQ in Leeds, the company also has offices in Manchester and Coventry.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 29,588

Average turnover growth: 95.4%

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JBG Holdings Limited

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Holding company for a number of Cash Convertor franchises throughout the North of England.

Location: Halifax

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 33,847

Average turnover growth: 82.9%

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HECK!

Winner fastest growing medium business

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From a farm in Kirklington, HECK! co-founders Debbie and Andrew Keeble and the team produce a range of sausages and burgers sold in supermarkets and via their own online shop.

Location: Kirklington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2017

Turnover (£000s): 17,601

Average turnover growth: 76.1%

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SDH Project Services Ltd

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Formed in 2001, this telecommunications business offers its clients a range of services including copper and fibre networks, oil and gas infrastructures, managed services, consultancy and design. It also offers installation and commissioning services to companies that don’t wish to work in hostile environments.

Location: Brighouse

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 23,472

Average turnover growth: 75.1%

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Woodhouse (Lund) Ltd

Winner fastest growing small business

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This family-run business is headed by Jonathan Walker and builds bespoke properties around East Yorkshire.

Location: Lund

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/10/2017

Turnover (£000s): 2,747

Average turnover growth: 62.4%

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SmartSearch

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This company provides anti money laundering searches and verifications to law firms, accountancy practices, estate agents, financial advisors, banks, insurers and stockbrokers. It also appeared in last year’s Fastest 50 list.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 5,507

Average turnover growth: 60.7%

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Portland Investment Group

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This holding company operates Portland Training, Payco Services, My Job Hub and Dutton Recruitment.

Location: Sheffield

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/10/2017

Turnover (£000s): 52,134

Average turnover growth: 60.6%

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The Ashcourt Group

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From its inception in 1996 as a student accommodation provider, this Hull-based company now also has divisions in aggregates, civil engineering, plant hire, construction, concrete, highways, logistics, fuels, waste management, software and homes.

Location: Hull

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2017

Turnover (£000s): 36,474

Average turnover growth: 59.8%

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Ultimate (Commercial Interiors) Ltd

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A design, fit-out and refurbishment company working with offices, the hotel and leisure sector, schools, colleges and universities and also public and private healthcare providers.

Location: Silsden

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 14,617

Average turnover growth: 58.5%

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Pacy and Wheatley

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary, construction company Pacy and Wheatley’s clients include KFC, Costa Coffee, Hilton Hotels, Carphone Warehouse and Domino’s Pizza.

Location: Doncaster

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 15,256

Average turnover growth: 56.2%

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Pure Retirement

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Equity release advisers Pure Retirement were named last year’s fastest growing large and overall business. The company is joined on the 2019 Fastest 50 list by sister company Age Partnership.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 21,055

Average turnover growth: 55.3%

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Hisense UK Limited

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Hisense UK were named Yorkshire’s fastest growing company overall in 2017 and finished in second place last year. The company is an electronics and consumer goods manufacturer with products including TVs, refrigerators, freezers, tablet computers and mobile phones.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 67,022

Average turnover growth: 53.8%

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J Rotherham

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J Rotherham is another company retaining its place in the Fastest 50 list for a second year. It is a specialist stone masons, offering stone fireplaces, kitchen worktops and architectural and designer stonework.

Location: York

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2017

Turnover (£000s): 24,262

Average turnover growth: 51.2%

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Age Partnership

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Established in 2004, Age Partnership provides a range of financial services for the over 50s. Sister company Pure Retirement also appears in the list.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 36,832

Average turnover growth: 50.4%

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Consult Search & Selection

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Recruiters of commercial and clinical roles within the dental, audiology, medical devices, animal health and scientific markets. The company has made the Fastest 50 list for the second year in a row.

Location: Sheffield

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2017

Turnover (£000s): 3,826

Average turnover growth: 46.5%

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Sigma

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Sigma makes it a hat-trick of appearances in the Fastest 50 list this year. The company has over 20 years’ experience of delivering store fit-outs to clients including ASDA, Footlocker and The Works.

Location: Castleford

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 46,098

Average turnover growth: 45.9%

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Alexanders Prestige

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This car dealership was founded in 2005 by Andrew North and Alexander Brimelow, and is a luxury, sports and 4×4 specialist.

Location: Boroughbridge

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/08/2017

Turnover (£000s): 47,796

Average turnover growth: 44.9%

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Awesome Merchandise

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This will be the second year in a row that Awesome Merchandise appears in the list. The company has been making custom merchandise, all in-house, since 2005 after its founder began making badges to pay his way through university.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 5,506

Average turnover growth: 44.6%

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Logical Personnel Solutions Limited

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This Leeds-based recruitment company returns to the Fastest 50 list for a second time. Founded in 2006, the business has diversified over the years into the construction, facilities management, logistics, manufacturing, training, fleet solutions and energy and process markets.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/11/2017

Turnover (£000s): 45,681

Average turnover growth: 42.5%

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CK Foods (Processing) Ltd

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Founded by Omar and Abbas Bhamji in 2000, family-owned CK Foods produces pizza cheese, dairy products and Halal chicken finger foods.

Location: Hull

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 19,907

Average turnover growth: 42.0%

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Redline Specialist Cars

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Used car dealership Redline stocks a range of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Land Rovers, Porsches, Bentleys, Mercedes, Audis and BMWs. The company was ranked 18th in last year’s list.

Location: Knaresborough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 89,743

Average turnover growth: 41.5%

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Verona

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Another company returning to the Fastest 50 list for the second year in a row, Verona was established in 1999 and distributes tiles and mosaics in natural stone, glass, porcelain and ceramic.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 21,779

Average turnover growth: 41.4%

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Project:ff&e

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Founded in 2010, Project:ff&e is a leading supplier of furniture, fittings and equipment to the hotels, care homes, student accommodation, schools, and the private rental sector.

Location: Halifax

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 19,828

Average turnover growth: 40.3%

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Berkeley DeVeer

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This family-owned business prides itself on being able to operate like a large housebuilder, whilst offering customers the service usually associated with much smaller developers.

Location: Wetherby

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 15,758

Average turnover growth: 40.0%

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Boston Energy

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Boston Energy supply manpower, equipment, engineering support, inspections, training and partnerships to the energy sector.

Location: Beverley

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 7,636

Average turnover growth: 39.5%

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Bee Health

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Established in 1992, Bee Health is one of the UK’s leading vitamin, mineral and supplement manufacturers.

Location: Bridlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2017

Turnover (£000s): 26,570

Average turnover growth: 38.3%

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Motordepot

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Headquartered in Hessle with showrooms across Yorkshire and beyond, this used car dealership was established in 2001.

Location: Hessle

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/08/2017

Turnover (£000s): 147,982

Average turnover growth: 38.2%

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Trust Care Ltd

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With headquarters in Doncaster, Trust Care operates seven care homes around Yorkshire.

Location: Doncaster

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2018

Turnover (£000s): 5,657

Average turnover growth: 37.4%

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Sigmat

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Formed in 2001, Sigmat design, manufacture and build load bearing light gauge steel framed structures. It has appeared in the Fastest 50 list twice before, in 2018 and 2014.

Location: Skipton

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2017

Turnover (£000s): 29,329

Average turnover growth: 35.7%

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Bennett Potatoes

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A potato supplier to the catering, wholesale and export markets.

Location: Brigg

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/08/2017

Turnover (£000s): 15,554

Average turnover growth: 34.2%

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BTL Group Limited

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BTL Group’s assessment platform Surpass is used internationally to create, deliver and mark over 3 million computer-based tests every year.

Location: Shipley

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 11,668

Average turnover growth: 32.7%

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r2c Online

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This automotive fleet software company was founded in 2003 and offers a range of services to clients including Avon Fire & Rescue, B&M and Co-op.

Location: Sheffield

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/05/2018

Turnover (£000s): 2,773

Average turnover growth: 32.5%

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Galaxy Insulation and Dry Lining (Holdings) Limited

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A recent management buy-out has seen the four separate Galaxy businesses combine into a single entity distributing insulation and dry lining products. It also has offices in Leeds, Haydock and Birmingham.

Location: Sheffield

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 21,886

Average turnover growth: 32.015%

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Beechwood Leisure

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Returning to the Fastest 50 list for the second year in a row is this family-owned and run used caravan dealership which was established in 1992.

Location: Thirsk

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2017

Turnover (£000s): 4,942

Average turnover growth: 32.007%

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Omega Security Systems

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Omega Security Systems has been operating for more than 25 years specialising in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of commercial security systems for organisations.

Location: Bradford

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 2,189

Average turnover growth: 31.9%

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BJSS Limited

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Established in 1993, BJSS Limited is an IT and business consultancy based in Leeds with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham and now New York. They last appeared in the Fastest 50 list in 2014.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2018

Turnover (£000s): 116,007

Average turnover growth: 30.9%

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Wilsons Furnishers (Holdings) Limited

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With its headquarters just outside Rotherham, this stockist of carpets, rugs and flooring has 16 shops across South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It also appeared in last year’s list.

Location: Wath-upon-Dearne

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2017

Turnover (£000s): 22,485

Average turnover growth: 30.4%

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Scan-Thors (UK) Limited

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Finishing 9th last year, this mail-order wholesale business is another Fastest 50 returnee.

Location: Keighley

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2017

Turnover (£000s): 28,859

Average turnover growth: 30.3%

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Pricecheck

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Established in 1978, Pricecheck is a second-generation, family-owned business. The wholesaler also appeared in the Fastest 50 list in 2012 and 2011.

Location: Sheffield

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2018

Turnover (£000s): 73,073

Average turnover growth: 29.5%

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Castle Employment

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This will be the third year in a row Scarborough-based recruitment company Castle Employment has made the Fastest 50 list. The company opened its York office at the end of 2018.

Location: Scarborough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 5,431

Average turnover growth: 28.9%

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CP Media

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This Halifax-based company manages sponsorship opportunities for councils, local businesses and the local community via roundabouts, lamp-posts and banners.

Location: Halifax

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 1,738

Average turnover growth: 28.4%

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Azzure IT

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Rated as the UK’s leading SMB Microsoft Dynamics 365 Support Partner, Sheffield-based Azzure IT has won the fastest growing small company award for the last two years. Can they make it third time lucky?

Location: Sheffield

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 5,182

Average turnover growth: 28.3%

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Peter Ward Homes

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This Beverley-based housebuilder returns to the list for a second year in a row. Established in 1978, it currently has developments in Driffield, Woodmansey, Goole, Immingham, Skirlaugh and Beverley.

Location: Beverley

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 20,757

Average turnover growth: 28.233%

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Carver Engineering Services

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Established over 20 years ago, Carver Engineering Services specialises in the manufacture of bespoke steelwork for the mining, rail, oil and gas industries.

Location: Doncaster

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 9,030

Average turnover growth: 28.227%

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RW Refrigeration Wholesale

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This independent wholesaler of air-conditioning and refrigeration products stocks 6,000 products in its 14 branches around the country.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 15,179

Average turnover growth: 27.7%

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Sherwood Restaurants Ltd

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This McDonald’s franchise operates a number of restaurants including one in The Dome Leisure Park in Doncaster.

Location: Doncaster

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 18,495

Average turnover growth: 27.5%

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Audio-Technica

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This Leeds-based company supplies headphones, microphones and turntables. They also have offices around Europe, the US and Canada.

Location: Leeds

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2018

Turnover (£000s): 49,966

Average turnover growth: 26.8%

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Styrene Packaging & Insulation

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Formed in 1976, this Bradford-based company manufactures insulation products for building interiors, exteriors, floors, roofs and civil engineering applications. It last appeared in the Fastest 50 list in 2016.

Location: Bradford

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/05/2018

Turnover (£000s): 26,869

Average turnover growth: 26.7%

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Broadland Properties Limited

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Chaired by chartered Surveyor John Guthrie, Broadland Properties has a range of interests around the country including agricultural and sporting estates, and commercial premises and developments.

Location: Scarborough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 52,408

Average turnover growth: 26.6%

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RF Landscape Products

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Importers and distributers of a range of stone products including natural stone paving slabs, external porcelain, railway sleepers and interior tiles.

Location: Whitley

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2017

Turnover (£000s): 4,856

Average turnover growth: 26.5%

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Small business – turnover between £1m – £7.5m
Medium business – turnover between £7.5m – £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 November 2018. Companies must also have made profits in each of the past three years’ accounts. Companies 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 Yorkshire Post do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions.