Wednesday 21 June 2023 – Britain’s fastest-growing, founder-led private companies have been revealed today in the FEBE Growth 100. And Medical Research Network of Milton Keynes has made the prestigious line up.
The Growth 100 celebrates British business at its best – highlighting founders that are driving their companies to deliver significant sales, revenue and profit, against a backdrop of unprecedented economic challenges.
The FEBE Growth 100 list shows a spread of entrepreneurial success throughout the UK including 26 companies in London; 13 companies in the South East; 11 in Yorkshire, 9 in Scotland and 8 in the East Midlands. Women are founders or co-founders of nearly a third of all winning companies with the exact ratio of men to women founders standing at 68% to 32%.
The full 100 ranking can be viewed at www.febe.com.
To be on the list businesses must be UK registered, independent and unquoted, meeting the following criteria:
- Sales between £3m and £200m
- Trading for at least three years
- An operating profit in the latest financial year
- Founder(s) must still be involved
The ultimate ranking of 100 was data-driven, with companies ordered by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in sales over the last three financial years. Businesses were initially selected by either nominating themselves or through FEBE contacting them directly, as well as by accessing publicly available financial information.
In addition to the main list of 100, FEBE’s Watch List sits alongside the Growth 100 to celebrate businesses that do not meet all of the Growth 100 criteria, but have an amazing growth story and are achieving great things.
Commenting on today’s announcement, MRN’s Executive Chairman, Graham Wylie
“We are honored to be included in the FEBE Growth 100. This award is a testament to the hard work of everyone that works here. MRN will continue its journey of high growth through a strategy of diversification of services and maximizing our value to customers by continuing to listen to them, adapt what we do and deliver excellent service quality.”
Commenting on the FEBE Growth 100 List, FEBE founder Charlotte Quince, said: “We’re so excited to publish this year’s Growth 100. So many people think that business founders just ‘get lucky’ or think of an idea one day and are successful the next. But we know that the journey to success is anything but smooth. The Growth 100 celebrates those who have embraced the entrepreneurial roller coaster and who are now thriving as some of the fastest growing brands in the country.”
Former Dragon’s Den Dragon and FEBE Growth 100 ambassador, Jenny Campbell added: “I’m very proud to be part of something that celebrates and supports the very best British entrepreneurs and their companies. FEBE Growth 100 focuses on true entrepreneurialism. Founders are unique: their experiences, their vision and their resilience are unlike anything else. So, we want to celebrate these ‘dare to doers’ and shine a light on the incredible accomplishments of some of the finest and fastest-growing companies in the country.”
FEBE (For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs), co-founded by Charlotte Quince and John Maffioli, was born out of a desire to celebrate true entrepreneurship, by focusing on the founders behind incredible businesses, as well as an aim to reinvigorate the current corporate business award scene with entrepreneurial dynamism.
For more information visit www.febe.com.
About FEBE Growth 100
The Growth 100 annual list shines a light on the finest and fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the country, where the founder or founders are still involved. The Growth 100 is run by FEBE, the club built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.
For more information, visit www.febe.com
FEBE’s Ambassadors include:
- Jenny Campbell – YourCash Founder & ex Dragon’s Den Dragon
- Sarah Willingham – Nightcap Founder & ex Dragon
- Piers Linney – Atherton Bikes Co-Founder & ex Dragon
- Juliet Barratt – Grenade Co-Founder
- Charlie Bigham – Charlie Bigham’s food Founder
- Aaron Gelbard – Bloom & Wild Founder
- Sally Preston MBE – Kiddylicious Founder
- Paul Baker – St Pierre Groupe Founder
Growth 100 partners include PwC, Lawrence Stephens and Pictet.
Media contact for Medical Research Network
Zara Broadfield, Marketing Director
Zara.Broadfield@themrn.co.uk / 01908 755514
Media contact for FEBE
Sarah Over, SixThree Communications
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