We can now reveal the winners of the 2019 Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards.
At an Awards ceremony at the Royal Exchange Theatre on 10th May, Candour Logistics were crowned Greater Manchester’s fastest growing company overall, as well as taking the fastest growing large business (turnover £30m+) title.
Manchester-based software developer Godel Technologies won the award for the fastest growing medium-sized business (turnover of between £10m-£30m), whilst Antala Ltd were named fastest growing small business (turnover £1m-£10m)
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.
This software development company makes it a hat-trick of appearances in the Fastest 50 list after finishing 19th in 2017 and 10th last year. Employing over 800 people at its offices in Manchester, London and Belarus, it has worked with companies including Jet2.com, Experian and The Trainline.
Headquartered in Manchester with further operations in the Midlands, London and the South East, and the South West, Castlefield are an investment and advisory businesses. They appear in the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 list for the third year in a row.
Neuven Solutions works to help companies reduce the cost of getting temporary agency and locum staff, acting as a ‘neutral vendor’ between employment agencies and businesses looking to bring in staff. It also provides auditing and training services. They last appeared in the Fastest 50 list in 2017.
LEHVOSS UK are the UK subsidiary of Hamburg based Lehmanne Vosse Co. Since 1990 they have been supplying raw materials such as paint and coatings, rubber and personal care to a variety of sectors around the UK.
This Manchester based organisation provides capital, lease and managed service related advisory services to over 100 Public Sector organisations. They were crowned last year's fastest growing large company.
This company has over 70 years' experience of designing and manufacturing diesel injector and pump testing service equipment, working closely with Bosch, Delphi, Disno and VDO. They also have offices in London and China.
St Pierre Groupe (formally known as Carrs Foods) is a business which has partnerships with bakeries around the world to supply its brands which include Paul Hollywood Ready to Bake Breads. They return to the Fastest 50 list for the second year in a row.
Bryden Capital Ltd is the parent company of the Bryden Capital group of companies who operate as a venture capitalist investment company as well as providing accountancy, HR and business administration services for a wide range of organisations.
Aptus Utilities make the Fastest 50 list for an impressive fourth year in a row. They design, build and install gas, water, electricity and street lighting infrastructure for housing developers and construction clients.
This Sale based company deliver laboratory data management software solutions for a variety of sectors, including pharmaceutical and biotech, manufacturing, food and drink, public health and forensics.
Established in 2006, this Manchester based recruitment consultant trade in over 40 countries from their UK base and specialise in the technology, SAP, energy, engineering, banking and finance and life sciences sectors.
Established in 1933 this Bolton based company specialise in the project management, design, fabrication and erection of structural steelwork contracts within the petrochemical, process, pharmaceutical and nuclear industries.
Small business – turnover between £1m – £10m
Medium business – turnover between £10m – £30m
Large business – turnover over £30m
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 before being 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 January 2019. Companies must also have made profits in each of the past three years’ accounts and must have filed new accounts since last year’s Fastest 50.
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, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the University of Salford Business School do not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions.
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