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Ward Hadaway's North West Fastest 50 for 2024 was revealed on 21st June.

Held in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the Ward Hadaway North West Fastest 50 Awards honour the region’s fastest growing, privately owned businesses for 2024!

Congratulations to J.Carter Sporting Club Limited t/a Castore who were crowned the North West’s Fastest Growing Business for 2024, as well as taking the Fastest Growing Large Business (turnover over £35m) title. Junkyard Golf Club Limited won the award for the Fastest Growing Medium Business (turnover between £10m and £35m), whilst Campfire Group Ltd were named Fastest Growing Small Business (turnover less than £10m).

We are delighted to reveal this incredible line-up of businesses. Collectively, these 50 regional powerhouses are projecting a story of sustained growth in tough times through innovation, efficiency and skills. They really are the heroes of the region’s economy!

Click below to find out more about our Fastest 50 companies and how they ranked.

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Highlights from the 2024 Awards

2024's winners

  • We’re absolutely delighted to win this award. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the entrepreneurial spirit of brothers Tom and Phil Beahon who started Castore from humble roots in 2015. To see our exponential growth and the support from our amazing partners is incredible. This recognition is not just for us, but for all the businesses in the region striving to succeed. It’s an exciting time to be at Castore as we embark on the next phase of our journey.

    Stuart Puddy, Investment Partner at Castore
  • It’s amazing to win and it’s all thanks to our people. It’s wonderful to see our team thrive and do so well - the North West is such a special community and we love being a part of it. Investing in our people and seeing them develop week in week out is incredibly rewarding. This award recognises that we’re making a significant impact, and we're excited about the future of Junkyard Golf Club.

    Chris Morgan, Operations Support Manager at Junkyard Golf Club
  • It feels amazing to win this award! Reflecting on our journey from when we started five years ago, it's incredible to be recognised alongside major, well known businesses not just regionally but nationally too. Our team’s hard work, creativity and innovative spirit have been key to our success. We’re proud to be a part of the vibrant North West business community, continually innovating and growing.

    Alex Brown, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder at Campfire

Our other awards

Fastest 50 North East

Launched in 1998 with The Journal, the North East Fastest 50 Awards celebrate the region's fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

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Fastest 50 Yorkshire

Launched in 2011, the Yorkshire Fastest 50 Awards celebrate the region's fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

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