Sussex Super Growth Awards 2017 – the fastest growing companies announced

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Sussex Super Growth Awards 2017 – the fastest growing companies announced

Sussex-Super-Growth-2017-Logo-with-sponsor-logos-webThe Sussex Super Growth Awards took place on Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at the Amex Stadium in Falmer, near Brighton.

Now in its 3rd year, over 110 people attended this prestigious breakfast event to find out which companies were the fastest growing across the region.

Sussex Super Growth is a collaboration between asb law, Lloyds Bank and Kreston Reeves, with The Argus as media partner. It is different from traditional business awards in that the finalists don’t apply to participate as the work is already done in their financial reports filed at Companies House. The turnover growth of companies is assessed over a three-year accounting period against the Sussex Super Growth criteria to produce a finalist list.

 

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Over 110 people attended the Sussex Super Growth Awards breakfast at The Amex on 7 March 2017 

 

Popular local writer and broadcaster, Simon Fanshawe OBE, announced the Sussex Super Growth 2017 winner as Forest Row-based Rydon Homes Ltd, with an outstanding growth rate of 324.8%. The company is a well-established house builder specialising in high-quality homes across the South East. Recent successful developments completed or underway that have contributed to Rydon Homes’ success include those in Lewes, Felbridge, Hambrook, Bethersden, Billingshurst and Hurstpierpoint.

 

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Simon Fanshawe OBE interviews Warwick Barnes, Managing Director of
Sussex Super Growth winner Rydon Homes Ltd

 

Commenting on the success, Warwick Barnes, Managing Director of Rydon Homes, said: “We’re obviously delighted to have secured this award. Not only does it demonstrate the growth and success of our business over the past three years, but more importantly it is evidence that people really love our developments and are willing to call them their home. With more exciting new schemes around the corner we will ensure we continue to create places that improve people’s lives and meet our purchasers’ expectations for high quality.”

 

Rydon Homes Ltd was followed by runner-up Envision Pharma Ltd, a global medical-affairs solutions provider based in Horsham, with a growth rate of 138.5%. Third place was awarded to natural knitwear specialist WoolOvers Ltd, based in Burgess Hill with a growth rate of 124.8%.

 

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The 2017 Sussex Super Growth Top 3 finalists. (L to R) John Gillie, Chief Finance Officer, and Brian Hepburn, Chief Executive Officer, from runner-up Envision Pharma Ltd; Warwick Barnes, Managing Director from Sussex Super Growth 2017 winner, Rydon Homes Ltd; and Neil Sansom, CEO of third place WoolOvers Ltd.

 

Arron Hendy, the recently appointed Editor of The Argus, also spoke to the assembled finalists, explaining the newspaper’s continued commitment to the region: “It is our job as Sussex’s leading daily newspaper to continue celebrating business success. And that is what Sussex Super Growth is all about. These Awards show off the wonderful success being enjoyed across the county and finalists should be rightly proud of their inclusion.”

 

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Arron Hendy - Editor at The Argus

 

Each of the Sussex Super Growth sponsors also added their own congratulations to the finalists during the event. Andrew Hoad, Partner, at asb law LLP explained: It’s a real testament to success to make the Sussex Super Growth finalist list. It isn’t easy to maintain sustained business growth and asb law is proud to recognise, support and congratulate these achievements. The finalists are vital to the South East’s economic performance - their combined revenue totals £2.2 billion, which is up by £222 million from last year, at an average growth rate of 65%. We have a rich diversity of businesses included and it’s been interesting to see how, despite this mix, common themes have emerged from our discussions. When I walk into a Sussex Super Growth company there's generally a buzz, a positive environment and a sense of energy. We all like the ‘wow factor’ and Sussex Super Growth finalists tend to have it.”

 

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Andrew Hoad, Partner - Corporate Finance from asb law LLP

 

Clive Stevens, Chairman at accountancy, business advisory and wealth management firm Kreston Reeves also commented: “As a county, Sussex has over 80,000 businesses employing more than 650,000 people and contributes over £34bn to the economy. The Sussex Super Growth Awards recognise the continued achievements of the fastest growing private companies and demonstrate that Sussex remains a great place to do business. May I congratulate all the finalists on their tremendous success. Kreston Reeves looks forward to continuing its strong association with these Awards in the future.”

 

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Clive Stevens, Executive Chairman, from Kreston Reeves LLP

 

Nicola Haigh, South East & Thames Valley Area Director for Lloyds Commercial Banking, continued: “Sussex Super Growth is a celebration of business success across the county, and the range of great companies represented is proof that the local economy is in very good shape. Despite challenges around every corner, never more so than given recent events, you all run profitable and growing businesses which create vital new jobs and contribute towards a vibrant and growing Sussex economy.  I’m delighted to see such a range of industries and sectors represented and all finalists are to be congratulated.”


 

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The Sussex Super Growth 2017 Winner's photo. (L to R) Shirley Smith, Partner - International Services, from Kreston Reeves LLP;  Warwick Barnes, Managing Director, and Bob Bond, Group CEO, from Rydon Homes Ltd; and Andrew Hoad, Partner - Corporate Finance, from asb law LLP

 

The Sussex Super Growth Awards will return in 2018.

 

Sussex Super Growth Awards Criteria

  • Owner-managed private business registered in and trading from Sussex

  • Data taken from filed reports at Companies House over 3-year accounting period

  • Profitable turnover in base and final year with minimum £2m turnover in base year

The 2017 Sussex Super Growth finalist list in full

Company Name

Growth

Company Name

Growth

Rydon Homes Ltd

324.8%

Pets Corner (UK) Ltd

52.5%

Envision Pharma Ltd

138.5%

Mediwin Ltd

52.2%

WoolOvers Ltd

124.8%

DNP Restaurants Ltd

51.6%

SAS Global Communications Ltd

112.1%

Rossetts (UK) Ltd

51.5%

A World of Buzz Ltd

103.0%

TFC Ltd

51.1%

Roffey Homes Ltd

99.1%

Johnsons Shoes Company

50.7%

KSD Support Services Ltd

95.9%

Dinnages Garages Ltd

47.5%

Dual Energy Group Ltd

93.6%

Sussex Turnery & Moulding Co Ltd

47.2%

The Organised Group Ltd (OCSL)

91.6%

Cox Management Services Ltd

45.7%

Keysource Ltd

87.4%

Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd

45.0%

Zenith Insurance Management Ltd

87.1%

St. Leonards Motors Ltd

44.2%

Buxted Construction Ltd

81.6%

Phase Electrical Distributors Ltd

43.8%

Jarretts Motors Ltd

80.9%

Booker & Best Ltd

42.3%

Onwatch Plc

74.3%

Mecmesin Ltd

36.8%

East Sussex Press Ltd (Pureprint)

71.2%

H T White & Company Ltd

35.3%

Quadrant Group Ltd

71.2%

F W Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd

35.3%

International Freight Consultancy Ltd

62.7%

Littlehampton Welding Ltd

35.2%

Harwoods Ltd

62.3%

Search Consultancy Group Ltd

35.1%

HIT Training Ltd

59.1%

South Coast Foods Ltd

35.0%

Casehouse Ltd

58.9%

Planet Contracting Ltd

34.4%

J Cheesmur & Sons (Lewes) Ltd

58.6%

Leaders Ltd

34.3%

Kew (Electrical Distributors) Ltd

58.5%

French Group Ltd

33.2%

C J Thorne & Co Ltd

56.1%

Steamer Properties Ltd

32.6%

Arden Grange Holdings Ltd

55.2%

Premier Aviation (UK) Ltd

31.8%

Coppard Plant Hire Ltd

54.7%

Heating Plumbing Supplies Ltd

31.7%

Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd

53.6%

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd

 31.5%

Posturite Ltd

52.7%

High resolution versions of the Awards photographs are available here.


neilgardner_thumbFor further information about the Sussex Super Growth Awards, please contact Neil Gardner, Business Development & Marketing Manager.            

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Published: 14 Mar 2017


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