To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.
There are nearly 3.9m companies on the total register at Companies House and in the first quarter of this year alone 170,143 companies were incorporated which further demonstrates the significance of achieving this accolade amidst such a huge field of businesses.
Forest Fuels has more than a decade of experience in the industry.
Multi-award winning, the company’s focus on sustainability is at the heart of everything they do. The business has grown at a rapid rate, and now sits as one of the clear leaders in the sector, with well over 2000 customers across the country.
Peter Solly, Managing Director at the time said: “This is a huge testament to everything that everybody in the organisation does. It isn’t something that you can “enter” – the judges have found us from our reputation and accomplishments. Our commitment to customer service and “doing the right thing” has been the driving force behind the business for many years. I’m delighted for the whole team that our ambitious growth over the last few years has been recognised in this way. It’s an honour to feature in this report.”
Four years on, LSEG’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report continues to highlight the dynamic, entrepreneurial and ambitious businesses across the country that are boosting UK productivity, driving economic growth and creating jobs. The strength and diversity of these companies is readily apparent with a broad mix of UK regions and sectors represented. These companies are the very heart of an ‘anti-fragile’ economy: more robust; more flexible and less prone to boom and bust. We must ensure we continue doing all we can to support high growth potential businesses like these.— Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group
“London Stock Exchange Group is fully committed to supporting and implementing initiatives which improve access to and cut the cost of finance for growing companies. We welcome the Government’s focus on supporting SMEs as part of its Industrial Strategy and await the outcome of its review into long-term patient capital.”
The Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: “I want to congratulate the 1000 companies from across the UK featured in London Stock Exchange Group’s pioneering 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. Championing high growth innovative SMEs is crucial for the continued success of the UK economy and a country that works for everyone. We are committed to ensuring that companies of all sizes can access finance to grow, scale-up and create high quality well-paid jobs across the country.”
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com.