Top Business Lists

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By Donna O’Toole

TOP BUSINESS LISTS

Recognition and good PR is hugely valuable for businesses, and a fantastic way to grow your customer base, customer loyalty and revenue. And winning a place on a list is a fantastic way to do this.

There are many lists out there; top UK companies, best companies to work for, top tech companies etc. Some require you to nominate your business yourself, others use market data to reach a decision. Either way, getting your business on a list is a great achievement.

BENEFITS OF FEATURING ON A LIST

Most lists are partnered with national press or industry magazines and will run a feature on the businesses who have made the list – a PR opportunity you would have to pay a lot of money for!

If you’ve made the list you will usually receive a logo, and a trophy, to display on all your marketing materials, website and emails. It is a fantastic selling point and shows to clients, stakeholders and employees you have been recognised as a good company, and are trustworthy.

We’ve compiled a list of lists your business could be featured on, take a look below and find out who has made the most recent lists;

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND FAST TRACK LISTS

  • Fast Track 100 – 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
  • SME Export Track 100 – The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times in May
  • Tech Track 100 – The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private tech (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each September
  • International Tack 200 – The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts. The league table supplement is published in February
  • Profit Track 100 – The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits over their latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published as a supplement in The Sunday Times each April
  • Top Track 250 – The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each October
  • Top Track 100 – The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the biggest sales. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each July

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR

  • 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations to Work For – This list spotlights the 100 companies in our ‘Not for Profit’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores. Published in The Sunday Times.
  • 25 Best Big Companies to Work For – This prestigious and highly competitive list represents the 25 companies in our ‘big’ category with the highest Best Companies Index (BCI) scores. Published in The Sunday Times.
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For – This hard-fought and celebrated list represents the 100 companies in our ‘mid’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores. Published in The Sunday Times.
  • 100 Best Small Companies to Work For – This competitive list spotlights the 100 companies in our ‘small’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores. Published in The Sunday Times.
  • The Best 25 Housing Associations to Work For – This list, published annually by 24housing magazine, represents the 25 housing-sector organisations with the highest Best Companies Index scores.

OTHER PRESTIGIOUS LISTS

  • Maserati 100 – Maserati has partnered with The Sunday Times to recognise one hundred game-changing entrepreneurs who are innovators in the business world. The Maserati 100 is dedicated to celebrating the positive impact entrepreneurs have on the economy and society as a whole.
  • Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 – The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is one of the UK’s foremost technology award programmes, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a ranking of the country’s 50 fastest growing technology companies, driven by leading intellectual property and based on revenue growth over the last four years.
  • 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain – 1000 Companies to Inspire is London Stock Exchange Group’s celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Europe.

THE QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

Businesses who feature on these lists will be innovative, have good growth, sound financials or be exporting internationally making them the perfect candidates to be entering The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

If you want your business to feature on a list, or to win The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – get in touch! We will give you an honest, impartial, free consultation of your chances of winning, all you need to do is contact us today!

 

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