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We are delighted to publish the North East Fastest 50 list for 2021, as well as reveal this year's winners, those companies who came out top.

Congratulations to Alexander Technologies Europe Limited who were crowned the North East’s Fasting Growing Business for 2021, as well as taking the Fastest Growing Large Business (turnover £25m+) title.

Lusso Stone Ltd won the award for the Fastest Growing Medium Business (turnover £10-£25m), whilst Hellens Residential Limited 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. Alexander Technologies Europe Limited - Overall Fastest Growing Business L
Alexander Technologies design and manufacturing of rechargeable lithium-ion and NiMH batteries and chargers.

Location: Peterlee

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2020

Turnover (£000s): 46,311

Average turnover growth: 98.0%

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2. The Great Annual Savings Company Ltd L
Great Annual Savings Group specialises in giving businesses and their owners the power to control their costs from energy procurement, energy and water cost management to PDQs, telecoms and insurance.

Location: Seaham

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2020

Turnover (£000s): 27,643

Average turnover growth: 76.4%

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3. Lusso Stone Ltd - Fastest Growing Medium Business M
Lusso is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of luxury bathroom products.

Location: Stockton-On-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2019

Turnover (£000s): 12,431

Average turnover growth: 69.6%

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4. Hellens Residential Limited - Fastest Growing Small Business S
Hellens Residential is a private, for-profit registered provider of affordable housing delivering high quality homes in sustainable communities across the North of England.

Location: Washington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 4,008

Average turnover growth: 66.4%

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5. Teescraft Engineering Limited M
Teescraft Engineering Limited produce precision components for power related applications.

Location: Bishop Auckland

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 19,981

Average turnover growth: 48.8%

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6. Bulk Tainer Logistics Holdings Limited L
Bulk Tainer Logistics are a provider of bespoke transport services for the shipment of bulk liquid products on a global basis.

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 42,273

Average turnover growth: 46.1%

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7. Made for Trade L
Made for Trade are leading Trade Aluminium Bi-folding Door & Korniche Aluminium Systems Fabrication specialists.

Location: Billingham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 26,000

Average turnover growth: 44.5%

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8. Primary Care Recruitment Ltd S
Primary Care Recruitment is a nursing & care recruitment agency.

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 29/02/2020

Turnover (£000s): 6,842

Average turnover growth: 42.9%

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9. The Storage Place Ltd S
The Storage Place Ltd is a high volume B2C/B2B, Ecommerce/Amazon order fulfilment services.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2020

Turnover (£000s): 3,251

Average turnover growth: 42.8%

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10. Furniture Clinic Limited S
Furniture Clinic is a online retailer and manufacturer of products to clean, repair and restore all items of leather, fabric and wood.

Location: Consett

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2020

Turnover (£000s): 4,826

Average turnover growth: 31.7%

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11. END. L
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: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 170,464

Average turnover growth: 29.9%

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12. Templeman Trading Limited L
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: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 48,548

Average turnover growth: 29.8%

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13. CG Fixings Limited M
CG Fixings Limited t/a Powertool World is a supplier of power tools, fixings and fittings.

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2020

Turnover (£000s): 20,268

Average turnover growth: 29.2%

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14. Technimark Limited M
Technimark creates custom rigid plastic solutions for the world’s most respected companies.

Location: Barnard Castle

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2020

Turnover (£000s): 11,893

Average turnover growth: 28.9%

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15. Abca Systems Limited M
ABCA Systems is a UK wide provider of fire and security services including installation, maintenance and servicing.

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2020

Turnover (£000s): 23,574

Average turnover growth: 28.4%

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

Location: Darlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2021

Turnover (£000s): 8,037

Average turnover growth: 27.9%

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17. Tharsus Group Limited L
Tharsus are award winning designers and manufacturers of advanced machines and robots.

Location: Blyth

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/11/2020

Turnover (£000s): 80,991

Average turnover growth: 25.8%

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18. Flexible Support Options Limited S
Flexible Support Options are a specialist provider of services for adults, young people and children.

Location: North Shields

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/10/2020

Turnover (£000s): 8,146

Average turnover growth: 24.5%

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19. Funky Chunky Furniture Ltd S
Funky Chunky Furniture make solid wood furniture, shelves and mantels

Location: Jarrow

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2020

Turnover (£000s): 1,995

Average turnover growth: 24.4%

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20. Northern Gas & Power L
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: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 43,978

Average turnover growth: 24.1%

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21. True Potential L
True Potential provides financial advice, investments, support and technology to clients across the UK.

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2020

Turnover (£000s): 184,901

Average turnover growth: 23.5%

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22. Vistech Services Ltd S
Vistech are the leading provider of security, facilities management, training and temp personnel across the UK.

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2020

Turnover (£000s): 4,894

Average turnover growth: 23.2%

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23. Tyne Tees Security Limited S
TTS FM (UK) is a local, regional and nationwide provider of Integrated Risk Based Security Solutions and Facilities Management Services.

Location: South Shields

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/09/2020

Turnover (£000s): 4,513

Average turnover growth: 23.0%

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

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 33,057

Average turnover growth: 22.6%

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25. Cool Designs Limited M
Cool Designs Limited design and supply air conditioning, heat pump and air handling products to the HVAC trade across the UK.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 15,006

Average turnover growth: 22.4%

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26. Arrowcruit Holdings Limited L
Arrowcruit Holdings Limited are specialists in Civil Engineering and Building Solutions.

Location: Billingham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 26,533

Average turnover growth: 21.7%

27. Mediaworks UK Limited S
Mediaworks is an award-winning digital agency, combining the power of data, technology, creativity, and strategy to help businesses grow.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 5,487

Average turnover growth: 20.0%

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28. Invate Limited S
Part of the e-Quality Solutions group, Invate is one of the largest Assistive Technology equipment and training providers in the UK.

Location: Hebburn

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/08/2020

Turnover (£000s): 4,600

Average turnover growth: 19.9%

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29. DC Handrails and Ironwork Parts Limited S
DC Handrails and Ironwork Parts Limited are suppliers of ironwork parts to the fabrication, engineering and building industries.

Location: Swalwell

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2020

Turnover (£000s): 4,896

Average turnover growth: 19.8%

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30. J Denham Metals Ltd L
J Denham Metals Ltd are an independent scrap company, having over 50 years experience, specialising in Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals

Location: Bishop Auckland

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 28,849

Average turnover growth: 19.2%

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31. Crafter's Companion Limited L
Crafters Companion is a global retailer which designs and sells craft, sewing, stationery and art products across the world.

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 34,056

Average turnover growth: 19.1%

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32. W.T.And H.Field Limited S
Garage operator.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 1,584

Average turnover growth: 18.8%

33. Workwear Express Limited M
Workwear Express are a personalised clothing, workwear & PPE retailer.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 21,544

Average turnover growth: 17.4%

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34. The Castle Building Services Organisation Limited L
As one of the UK’s leading providers of building services, 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: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 44,278

Average turnover growth: 17.1%

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35. Almit Group Limited S
Almit Group are an architectural, engineering and industrial metal finisher, offering coatings to suit client specifications.

Location: Darlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 9,962

Average turnover growth: 17.0%

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36. Groundwork Services (Durham) Ltd M
Groundwork Services are a leading civil engineering company which operates across a number of sectors and locations throughout the UK.

Location: Durham

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/05/2020

Turnover (£000s): 23,840

Average turnover growth: 16.6%

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37. Thomas Sherriff and Company Limited L
Thomas Sherriff & Co Ltd are a key John Deere farm and turf machinery dealer business providing sales and product support from seven outlets covering the South of Scotland, North East England out to the Cumbrian border.

Location: Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/01/2020

Turnover (£000s): 38,583

Average turnover growth: 15.47%

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38. Solehawk Limited S
Solehawk are care home operators.

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 7,923

Average turnover growth: 15.46%

39. Ryder Architecture Limited M
Ryder deliver pioneering architectural and design services across a diverse portfolio of sectors.

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/04/2020

Turnover (£000s): 19,281

Average turnover growth: 15.37%

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40. Lubbers (UK) Limited M
Lubbers are global experts in complex transport and logistics.

Location: Cramlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 24,450

Average turnover growth: 15.35%

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41. Tombola Limited L
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: 30/04/2020

Turnover (£000s): 120,119

Average turnover growth: 15.3%

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42. W. Liddy & Company Limited M
W. Liddy & Company Limited is a McDonalds franchise.

Location: Cramlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 23,272

Average turnover growth: 15.0%

43. Mactech Inspection Holdco Limited M
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.

Location: Whitley Bay

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 11,237

Average turnover growth: 14.6942%

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44. PD Ports Limited L
PD Ports Limited are port operators.

Location: Middlesbrough

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2020

Turnover (£000s): 195,908

Average turnover growth: 14.694%

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45. EHL UK Building Maintenance & Facility Services Ltd S
EHL UK is a building maintenance & facility services company.

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/05/2020

Turnover (£000s): 2,100

Average turnover growth: 14.6%

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46. Banner Contracts (Halnaby) Limited L
Banner Contracts are one of the UK’s leading Contract Crushing and Screening Specialists.

Location: Darlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/01/2020

Turnover (£000s): 25,009

Average turnover growth: 14.1%

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47. Park Electrical Distributors Limited L
Park Electrical Distributors is an Electrical Wholesaler based in the North East of England, with over 30 years’ experience in the electrical industry and six branches across the region.

Location: Gateshead

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/12/2019

Turnover (£000s): 28,286

Average turnover growth: 14.0%

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48. Pass (Portable Appliance Safety Services) Ltd M
PASS is a leading supplier of test equipment, training and calibration.

Location: Stockton-On-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/03/2020

Turnover (£000s): 16,915

Average turnover growth: 13.4%

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49. Visualsoft Limited M
Visualsoft are an award winning eCommerce ecosystem with 21 years experience of working with online retailers.

Location: Stockton-On-Tees

Date of last analysed accounts: 30/06/2020

Turnover (£000s): 16,514

Average turnover growth: 12.7%

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50. W & M Holding Company Limited L
Trading as Start Fitness they sell specialist fitness products.

Location: Cramlington

Date of last analysed accounts: 31/07/2020

Turnover (£000s): 29,727

Average turnover growth: 12.4%

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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.

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 July 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 Journal do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions.