December 6 2013 Latest news:
Story by: ROB SETCHELL, Reporter
Friday, October 12, 2012
FIVE Cambridgeshire companies have won places in a league table of the 250 leading mid-market private businesses in Britain.
Among those featured in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 are Barway-based vegetable growers G’s and haulage firm Turners, of Soham.
Peterborough-based BGL group, most famous for its comparison website comparethemarket.com fronted by meerkats, led the way for the county’s firms.
The family-owned insurance brokers came 69th in the table, recording a profit of more than £92million.
They were followed by G’s in 93rd, which employs more than 3,200 staff and posted sales of more than £328million.
Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings, of Cambridge, came 123rd while Huntingdon-based car dealers the Vindis Group earned 149th place.
Turners, of Soham, came 163rd with sales of about £235million and a profit of about £22million.
The Top Track 250 league table is sponsored by Grant Thornton and Barclays and compiled by research company Fast Track.
David Maxwell, partner at Grant Thornton, said: “It is great to see privately owned companies – including many which Grant Thornton has helped to support – making such a positive contribution to the UK economy.
“Impressive leadership is ensuring they prosper despite tough trading conditions, with many companies expanding through their international operations and all making sure they retain and engage talented people in the UK.”
Other companies to make the league table from the East included the Danwood Group, Midwich, Gardline Shipping, Robinsons Motor Group and Acteon.
The full table will be published in The Sunday Times on October 14.