The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table lists five Thames Valley based companies
The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each December, with an awards event the following May, and alumni dinners during the year.
Amongst those listed in the 2020 Fast Track 100 League table are five Thames Valley-located businesses, all within the top 50. These include:
3rd – Curve (Bracknell, Berkshire): The company handles the entire office fit-out process, from finding the right designer to conducting the installation and sourcing the furniture. Previous clients include Merlin Entertainments, BNP Paribas and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, for which Curve refurbished 10,000 sq ft of office space to provide a new council meeting chamber and other facilities.
5th – Xpress Centres (Banbury, Oxfordshire): The car parks of supermarket giants Tesco and Morrisons are home to this company’s bodywork repair pods, which resemble drive-through carwashes. Bodywork technicians can repair dents and scratches in the time it takes customers to finish their shopping.
8th – Evergen Group (Maidenhead, Berkshire): The firm has expanded into air purification technology, particularly to reduce urban pollution, working with Stanford and Copenhagen Universities. It plans to launch in Ireland and is in the process of securing funding for a financing scheme that enables homeowners and councils to install solar panels without having to pay up front.
33rd – HalalBooking (Reading, Berkshire): Holiday-makers can use this firm’s website to find hotels with no-alcohol policies, women-only leisure facilities and halal food. The company has more than 300,000 registered customers in more than 84 countries. In September it raised £1.6m from investors in a round valuing the company at £41m.
50th – Oxford Summer Courses (Oxford, Oxfordshire): Now operating from 14 Oxford colleges, and also in Cambridge, London, Stanford University in America, and in Bangalore and Singapore. Students complete an intensive course over a two-week period, with the most popular topics being business, medicine, psychology and law.
In addition to this, Abingdon-based Tokamak Energy, who are in the process of creating and commercialising fusion energy as a method of producing abundant energy resources that don’t harm the planet, have been listed in The Sunday Times 10 companies changing the world (disruptors to watch).
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