The sums have been added up and the calculators have been put away - the results are in, we can reveal the fastest-growing companies in Surrey.
After extensive research from Lloyds Bank, asb law and RSM, the finalists were invited to a celebratory awards breakfast at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, hosted by broadcaster and writer Simon Fanshawe OBE, with 37 businesses in attendance. Surrey Business Magazine was very proud to be the exclusive media partner.
The winner, with an incredible growth of 267% was Stenball Group Ltd, an independent building and refurbishment company which specialises in the hospitality, retail and leisure sector.
Three other businesses could boast a growth rate of 150% or over: Jellyfish Group Ltd, SIAN Wholesale Ltd and Nurture Landscape Holdings Ltd.
The calculations were based on profitable turnover growth over a four-year accounting period, using information filed at Companies House.
THE SPONSORS' SPEECHES
Nicola Haigh, Regional Director for London and South East team Lloyds
“We are delighted to sponsor these awards for the fourth year running alongside asb and RSM. Surrey is renowned for being a prosperous county with a strong economy and it continues to live up to this reputation. Surrey’s economy in 2016 was reported to be worth £40.1bn (in Gross Value Added). GDP per head 39% greater than the country as a whole; second only to central London areas, with unemployment rates also well below the national average. It is thanks to the fastest growing businesses in the county, that these statistics are so strong, who continue to deliver in times of change and uncertainty. From what we see of our clients across the region it is those businesses with a clear vision, with great people and a client centric culture that are proving the most resilient.
“Lloyds have pledged to make £18m of lending commitments this year of which £3.6bn is to the South East to help local businesses flourish.”
Nicola Billen, Partner & Head of Business Relationships, asb law
“We often spend a lot of time talking about how difficult it is to deliver sustainable growth over time, but at this event there is a large number of companies that have achieved triple-digit growth. That is an amazing achievement!
We live in particularly challenging times, with businesses feeling unsettled about what the next few years will bring - whether that’s from uncertain trading conditions, difficulties recruiting, or just a general market slow-down. Everyone in the room has faced, and continues to face, challenges and has still achieved amazing growth.
“Having spoken to the finalists, we have heard that a large element of the business resilience comes from investing in people and strong relationships with suppliers and customers. The drive to work in partnership and collaborate to achieve success is clear.
At asb law, we know that partnerships are built on mutual trust, and shared goals are most certainly the best route to continued success.
Our focus is always on listening and understanding risk and issues, as only by doing that can we offer real tangible value and help businesses focus on the things that are important to them.”
Jon DaCosta, RSM
“Surrey is a power house and really open for business, with active companies standing at approximately 72,400. But what was surprising, when meeting the companies was diversity of industries in the county.
“I was surprised to find out that in 2018 nearly 20,000 new companies were incorporated in Surrey, maintaining the same number as last year
With the stringiest sectors were:
• Technology, Media and Telecoms
• Professional Services
These were followed closely by Leisure, Hospitality and Real Estate
“In 2017 Companies in Surrey had a Gross Value Income of £40bn, a 2.1% growth from last year, which equates to £67,000 per head.
“We are very proud to support the businesses in the county. RSM is not just a large global accountancy firm - we are also the largest firm of advisers in Surrey. Based In Guildford, we service a wide range of mid-market clients delivering Audit, Tax and Advisory with some 150 staff.”
01 Stenball Group Ltd 267%
02 Jellyfish Group Ltd 176%
03 Sian Wholesale Ltd 164%
04 Nurture Landscapes Holdings Ltd 150%
05 Wifinity Ltd 123%
06 GlucoRx Ltd 122%
07 Sigma Sports Ltd 115%
08 Romans International Ltd 109%
09 Price Building Services Ltd 107%
10 HH Global Ltd 106%
11 New England Seafood International Ltd 106%
12 W.B. Simpson & Sons Ltd 104%
13 Natta Building Company Ltd 101%
14 Eventist Group Ltd 98%
15 Keltbray Group (Holdings) Ltd 92%
16 Leander Construction Ltd 92%
17 Full House Restaurants Holdings Ltd 88%
18 Gift Universe Group Ltd 88%
19 Net Coverage Solutions Ltd 86%
20 Viadex Ltd 81%
21 Windsor Telecom Plc 81%
22 WOT Security Ltd 80%
23 OHOB Holdings Ltd 77%
24 ACC Aviation Ltd 77%
25 Health & Case Management Ltd 77%
26 Fluid Hygiene Ltd 73%
27 William Croxson & Son Ltd 73%
28 Barons Pub Company Ltd 72%
29 Quills Office Supplies Ltd 68%
30 Brymec Ltd 64%
31 Stark Software International Ltd. 62%
32 SAV Holdings (Uk) Ltd 62%
33 Windmill Organics Ltd 62%
34 Motofix Accident Repair Centres Ltd 62%
35 Ergonomic Solutions Ltd 60%
36 Macai Ltd 60%
37 Russell Cawberry Ltd 56%
38 Sale Service & Maintenance Ltd. 55%
39 Ultrasun (UK) Ltd 54%
40 Wates Group Ltd 54%
41 Barrington James Ltd 54%
42 NCMT Holdings Ltd 54%
43 Area Sq. Ltd 50%
44 Celtic Contractors Ltd 50%
45 Whelan & Grant (Holdings) Ltd 48%
46 Wooldridge Contractors Ltd 48%
47 Amsric Holdings Ltd 47%
48 Croudace Homes Ltd 46%
49 UK Gas Technologies Ltd 45%
50 Chambers Waste Management Plc 45%