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Ground Control Features In League Table of Britain’s Top 250 Leading Private Mid-Market Growth Companies 2019

Ground Control Features In League Table of Britain’s Top 250 Leading Private Mid-Market Growth Companies 2019

The 15th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.

The 250 companies achieved combined sales of £63.3bn, a 16% increase year-on-year, profits of £5.9bn, up 20%, and they employ a total of 373,000 people, up 11%. Almost half the table, 122 companies, were not on the league table in 2018, including Gymshark, Five Guys and TransferWise, and fifty-seven firms feature for the first time.

These companies appear alongside other established brands including Dr Martens, Travelodge and Virgin Active, and fast-growing brands such as Princess Yachts, Busy Bees and Medivet.

Contributing to the top Track 250 is Ground Control, which ranks at Number 238. Along with 40 other companies headquartered in the southeast (compared to 38 in 2018) they have made a strong contribution to the regional economy. These companies increased combined sales 15% to £9.1bn and operating profits 39% to £769m, and employ more than 58,000 people.

The Top Track 250 is sponsored by Grant Thornton and Lloyds Banking Group, and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events firm.

“It is an honour for Ground Control to receive such a prestigious award from The Sunday Times and be recognised amongst 250 of the most distinguished and fastest growing companies in the UK. Caring for our Environment is why we are in business. We put people at the centre of everything we do and we embrace innovation and technology to be sustainable leaders in our chosen fields.  I would like to thank all the people at Ground Control who made this possible: you’re awesome!” says Marcus Watson, Managing Director of Ground Control.

Jim Rogers, Partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP, the title sponsor of the league table, praised the companies for their performance:

“Whilst the headwinds of political and economic uncertainty have been a consistent feature of the UK economy over the past year, mid-market firms have continued to prove their resilience. They’ve demonstrated their adaptability to uncertain times and found opportunities for growth, both at home and abroad.”

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