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We can now reveal the winners of the 2021 Ward Hadaway North West Fastest 50 Awards.

Congratulations to ME Group who were crowned the North West’s fasting growing company overall, as well as taking the fastest growing large business (turnover £30m+) title.

Property Alliance Group won the award for the fastest growing medium-sized business (turnover £10-£30m), whilst Ice Communications were named fastest growing small business (turnover under £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.

See the list below to find out more about the Fastest 50 companies and how they have ranked.

1. ME Group Holdings Limited - Overall Fastest Growing Business and Fastest Growing Large Business L
The ME Group facilitates resolution for consumers facing complex legal problems. Through the provision of litigation funding and using revolutionary proprietary technology, it enables fast and efficient dispute resolution for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Location: Cheadle

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 36,448

Average turnover growth: 179.10%

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2. Circle Leasing Limited L
Circle Leasing are the UK’s only dedicated courtesy car lease provider.

Location: Bury

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 59,652

Average turnover growth: 105.93%

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3. R&G Fluid Power Group Limited L
R&G Fluid Power Group is a 21 company group operating in the UK with branches from Aberdeen in the north to Rudruth in Cornwall in the south and serving every industrial sector in the UK supplying fluid power components, designing and installing fluid power systems.

Location: Preston

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 35,788

Average turnover growth: 92.64%

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4. Property Alliance Group Limited - Fastest Growing Medium Business M
The Property Alliance Group owns a mixed portfolio, spanning the industrial, hotel, leisure, office and residential sectors, valued at over £260m.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 29/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 26,665

Average turnover growth: 86.09%

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5. Ice Communications - Fastest Growing Small Business S
Ice Comms are an independent consultant which specialise in mobile, traditional landline, hosted, and broadband business telecommunication solutions.

Location: Crewe

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/08/2019

Turnover (£000s): 9,075

Average turnover growth: 85.04%

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6. K&G Distribution Ltd S
K&G Distribution Ltd is a specialist stockist and distributor of thermal, fire, acoustic insulation and associated products for use in HVAC, Marine/Offshore, Petrochem, Powergen and Industrials applications.

Location: Liverpool

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 8,100

Average turnover growth: 83.12%

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7. Cambi Operations Limited S
Cambi is the global leading provider of thermal hydrolysis, advanced anaerobic digestion and biogas solutions for sewage sludge and organic waste management.

Location: Congleton

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 3,036

Average turnover growth: 70.61%

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8. Interactive Investor Limited L
Interactive investor are an award-winning online investment service that has been informing investors for 25 years.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 100,365

Average turnover growth: 68.20%

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9. BB Catering Supplies Ltd S
BB Catering Supplies are a wholesaler distributing nationally to food service cash & carry's, and locally to takeaways and restaurants.

Location: Blackburn

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2020

Turnover (£000s): 6,570

Average turnover growth: 66.72%

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10. Royal Sanders (UK) Limited L
Royal Sanders (UK) Limited is a high volume full service customer brand manufacturer of personal care products, with development and production expertise from concept to consumer.

Location: Preston

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 74,525

Average turnover growth: 65.11%

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11. Sure Solutions S
Sure Solutions are an Industrial Refrigeration business specialising in natural refrigerants.

Location: Birkenhead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 10,566

Average turnover growth: 59.24%

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12. CMAC Group Limited L
CMAC provide a managed ground transport and accommodation solution to a wide variety of organisations, including clients in the travel, airline, rail, business continuity and events and conference sectors.

Location: Accrington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 73,455

Average turnover growth: 59.19%

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13. Euro Recycling Brokers Limited M
Euro Recycling Brokers are a waste transfer station service provider, providing services such as Bulk Load Collections, Insurances, Staff Training, Software and many more.

Location: Blackpool

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 14,345

Average turnover growth: 57.40%

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14. Clubhouse Golf Limited L
Clubhouse Golf are the largest independent golf retailer in the UK.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2020

Turnover (£000s): 39,409

Average turnover growth: 49.96%

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15. Oscar Associates (UK) Limited M
Oscar are a specialist recruitment agency that sources talent for technology, digital marketing, energy, construction, life sciences, and technical sales teams.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/08/2019

Turnover (£000s): 28,011

Average turnover growth: 49.50%

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16. Oliver Valvetek Limited M
Oliver Valves is a valve manufacturer for the global oil and gas market.

Location: Knutsford

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2019

Turnover (£000s): 24,025

Average turnover growth: 49.24%

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17. Corpacq Limited L
CorpAcq was formed in 2006 as an acquirer of well established, successful businesses and now holds more than 30 businesses across various sectors.

Location: Altrincham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 478,326

Average turnover growth: 48.88%

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18. Chrystal Holdings Limited L
Chrystal Medical are the Managed Service provider of choice for over 200 contracts at over 40 Trusts nationwide.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 45,568

Average turnover growth: 48.67%

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19. Federal-Mogul UK Powertrain Limited S
Federal-Mogul Powertrain is a supplier of engine components to manufacturers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, power generation and industrial markets.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 8,337

Average turnover growth: 46.67%

20. Omni Resource Management Solutions Limited L
Omni RMS is a Resourcing Transformation Specialist and the UK’s leading independent provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing services.

Location: Altrincham

Date of last analysed accounts: 29/02/2020

Turnover (£000s): 30,257

Average turnover growth: 46.59%

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21. Kids Planet Day Nurseries Limited L
Kids Planet is a family-owned, award-winning group of 60 nurseries across the UK.

Location: Lymm

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 33,333

Average turnover growth: 46.08%

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22. Kintec Group Limited L
Provision of manpower, on both a temporary and permanent basis, to companies operating in the Oil and Gas, Chemical, Power, Life Sciences, Infrastructure, ICT and Rail Industries.

Location: Salford

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 83,664

Average turnover growth: 45.09%

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23. Sapphire Utility Solutions Limited L
Sapphire Utility Solutions is a service provider to Utility and Local Government organisations, maintaining critical infrastructure across their networks, throughout the UK.

Location: Preston

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/01/2020

Turnover (£000s): 41,463

Average turnover growth: 43.81%

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24. Cargo Overseas Limited L
Cargo Overseas Limited are a full service Logistics and Customs Brokerage business.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2019

Turnover (£000s): 64,058

Average turnover growth: 43.42%

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25. Pilot Group Limited L
Pilot Group's businesses cover energy management, LED Lighting, data storage and connectivity, EV charging and traffic control systems, working across a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/05/2019

Turnover (£000s): 45,030

Average turnover growth: 39.53%

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26. Vista Engineering Limited M
Vista Engineering is the UK's largest independent manufacturer of builders' metalwork.

Location: High Peak

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/11/2019

Turnover (£000s): 22,618

Average turnover growth: 38.50%

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27. Inspiron Networks Ltd M
Inspiron Networks is a multimodal transport, logistics and warehousing organisation.

Location: Bolton

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2020

Turnover (£000s): 26,674

Average turnover growth: 38.10%

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28. ZLS Holdings Limited L
Holding company for Killer Ink Tattoo, the leading supplier of tattoo equipment and supplies in Europe.

Location: Liverpool

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 36,832

Average turnover growth: 35.53%

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29. Vermont Property Group Limited L
Vermont are a property and construction business providing clients and partners with comprehensive in house management resource to ensure successful delivery of construction projects from inception and design development through to completion of the project.

Location: Liverpool

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 62,468

Average turnover growth: 35.39%

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30. Standard Fuel Oils Limited L
Standard Fuel Oils Limited are independently owned, bulk supplier of commercial, industrial and marine fuels plus heating oil.

Location: Liverpool

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 73,714

Average turnover growth: 35.14%

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31. Edge Worldwide Logistics Limited L
Edge Worldwide Logistics Limited are an independent freight forwarder, specialises in arranging sea, air and road movements for its customers, providing impartial expert advice helping customers to maximise supply chain efficiency.

Location: Salford

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2019

Turnover (£000s): 57,998

Average turnover growth: 34.95%

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32. Edge Restaurants (NW) Limited L
Edge Restaurants (NW) Limited operate McDonald's restaurants

Location: Salford

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 35,698

Average turnover growth: 34.73%

33. Maqio Limited S
Maqio.com is primarily an online toy retailer that also distributes toys across the globe to multiple e-commerce websites.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 9,045

Average turnover growth: 34.57%

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34. UK Healthcare Corporation Limited t/a D-ENERGi M
D-ENERGi is a business to business gas and electricity supplier, which offers many additional energy services ranging from installing the latest AMR meters to offering cutting edge renewable solutions such as biomass.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 25,454

Average turnover growth: 33.91%

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35. Warrant Corporate Holdings Limited L
Warrant Group is one of the UK's largest, privately owned supply chain and logistics companies that designs, implements and delivers exact fit solutions on a global scale.

Location: Liverpool

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/01/2020

Turnover (£000s): 66,684

Average turnover growth: 33.36%

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36. Victorian Plumbing Ltd L
Victorian Plumbing is a major online bathroom retailer.

Location: Skelmersdale

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2020

Turnover (£000s): 209,902

Average turnover growth: 33.33%

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37. M & P Survey Equipment Limited S
M&P Survey is a specialist survey and safety equipment supplier providing tailored hire, purchase, servicing and technical support services to a broad range of customers over a variety of industries.

Location: Chester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 7,552

Average turnover growth: 32.87%

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38. Reverse Engineering Limited M
Reverse Engineering Limited provide pipeline leak detection, theft detection and simulation technology to the oil, gas, aviation, chemical, water and mining & slurry industries.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 13,973

Average turnover growth: 32.79%

39. Lakeland Leisure Estates Limited M
Lakeland Leisure Estates Ltd is a family owned company with over 20 years’ experience of developing and operating holiday and leisure parks with caravans, lodges and park homes for sale.

Location: Kendal

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 11,607

Average turnover growth: 32.51%

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40. Distant Journeys Limited M
Distant Journeys are experts in leisurely and flexible touring holidays to Australia and New Zealand, China, India, South Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia and Japan.

Location: Ormskirk

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/08/2019

Turnover (£000s): 15,278

Average turnover growth: 31.99%

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41. The Networking People (TNP) Limited S
TNP provides Internet connectivity, network consultancy and engineering services to business, education and local authorities throughout the UK.

Location: Lancaster

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 7,804

Average turnover growth: 31.98%

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42. Neuven Solutions Holdings Limited L
Neuven Solutions is a market leading neutral vendor, combining the use of technology with great customer service to reduce the cost of procuring direct and agency labour, whilst offering compliance services and improving the quality of supply.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2019

Turnover (£000s): 226,447

Average turnover growth: 31.95%

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43. Sportfive UK Ltd L
SPORTFIVE UK is part of the global SPORTFIVE sports marketing agency, working with brands and rights holders to create long term and innovative advertising, sponsorship and marketing solutions within the world of sport.

Location: Wilmslow

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 47,754

Average turnover growth: 31.43%

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44. Love Energy Savings.Com Limited M
Love Energy Savings specialises in UK business energy and home energy comparisons.

Location: Bolton

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 29,858

Average turnover growth: 31.14%

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45. Toughsheet Limited M
Toughsheet Limited recycle waste plastic, reducing what is sent to landfill. The business turns packaging waste into a damp proof membrane and damp proof course, the product being made from 100% recycled plastic waste.

Location: Bolton

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 16,749

Average turnover growth: 30.90%

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46. Slingco Holdings Limited M
Slingco is a global supplier of specialist tools and equipment to construction, industrial, commercial and energy infrastructure markets.

Location: Rochdale

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 16,899

Average turnover growth: 30.53%

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47. Interact M
Interact is a global software company that serves intranet software, designed for larger medium and enterprise-sized organizations, to over 1.7m users across more than 1000 customers.

Location: Manchester

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 16,257

Average turnover growth: 30.29%

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48. Puro Ventures Limited t/a Speedy Freight L
Speedy Freight collect items of any size. Supplying a wide range of vehicles from vans to 7.5 tonne, articulated trucks, Hi-ab’s and flat-beds, anywhere across the UK and mainland Europe.

Location: Knutsford

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/11/2019

Turnover (£000s): 30,571

Average turnover growth: 29.22%

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49. Cresta World Travel Limited L
Cresta World Travel are one of the UK's leading independent travel agents.

Location: Altrincham

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/11/2019

Turnover (£000s): 96,150

Average turnover growth: 29.14%

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50. LCBSG Limited M
Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group is a market leading professional services provider operating from 18 locations across the UK.

Location: Salford

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2020

Turnover (£000s): 29,776

Average turnover growth: 28.96%

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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.

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 31st January 2021. Companies must also have made profits in each of the past three years’ accounts. Companies must have filed new accounts since the deadline for 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 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions.