Sussex Super Growth Awards 2018 – the fastest growing private companies announced

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Sussex Super Growth Awards 2018 – the fastest growing private companies announced

 

Sussex_Supergrowth_2018The Sussex Super Growth Awards took place on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. Now in its 4th year, over 120 people attended this prestigious breakfast event to find out which were the fastest-growing private companies across the region.

 

Sussex Super Growth 2018

Over 120 people attended the Sussex Super Growth Awards breakfast at The Amex on 8 March 2018 

 

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

 

Simon Fanshawe

Simon Fanshawe OBE hosted the presentation of the Sussex Super Growth finalist awards 
 

Popular broadcaster, writer and business consultant, Simon Fanshawe OBE, announced the Sussex Super Growth 2018 winner as First Central Insurance Management Ltd, with an outstanding growth rate of 391%. The company is based in Haywards Heath and employs more than 600 staff to provide high-quality car insurance cover.

 

First Central Insurance

The winner's photo: (L to R) Tom Acott, Head of Commercial, Jo Harrison,Communications Manager and Andy James, UK Chief Executive Officer
from 1st Central Insurance Management Ltd 

 

Commenting on their success, Andy James, UK Chief Executive Officer of 1st Central Insurance Management Ltd, said: “Since our launch in 2008, we have enjoyed remarkable growth, reaching our milestone three millionth customer in July last year. This growth is testament to the talented staff that sit at the heart of our business. We are committed to delivering a simple experience for both our customers and our employees, ensuring that our products provide people with quality cover at competitive prices. It’s an honour to have our success recognised at the Sussex Super Growth Awards 2018.”

 

Runner-up PSI-Pay Ltd

Runner-up: Neil Gardner (right), Business Development & Marketing Manager of asb law LLP, presents the 2018 Sussex Super Growth Runner-Up Award to Phil Davies, Managing Director of PSI-Pay Ltd

 

1st Central Insurance Management Ltd was followed by Horsham-based runner-up PSI-Pay Ltd, a technology-based payment solutions specialist, with a growth rate of 182%. Third place was awarded to World of Books, which sells quality used books at competitive prices to millions of worldwide customers each year, with a growth rate of 171%.

 

Sussex Super Growth Awards 2018 - World of Books
Third place: Simon Downes (left), Chief Technical Officer and Patrik Oqvist, Chief Marketing Officer of World of Books

 

Simon Fanshawe, who hosted the Awards presentation, explained the importance of these businesses: “These companies are key to the success of the Sussex economy. Their growth stories are fascinating and they’re bringing wealth-generating, job-creating business growth to the region. I was hugely impressed by their level of ambition, enthusiasm and commitment to their customers and staff.”

 

Sussex Super Growth 2018

The Sussex Super Growth Awards celebrate a fantastic gathering of high-growth businesses

 

Each of the Sussex Super Growth sponsors also added their own congratulations to the finalists during the event.

 

Russell BellRussell Bell, Senior Consultant at asb law LLP, explained: “Sussex businesses continue to grow rapidly and contribute greatly to the prosperity of the region. By creating new markets, new jobs and new product lines, entrepreneurs in the county are leading the way in innovation and dynamic leadership. We’re proud to recognise these businesses by celebrating the Sussex Super Growth Awards for their fourth successive year.”

 

Richard SpofforthRichard Spofforth, Regional Managing Partner for Sussex, at Kreston Reeves, continued: Kreston Reeves is proud to be part of the Sussex Super Growth Awards, which showcases some of the best and most successful companies. Each company plays a really important part in the region supporting other businesses in the supply chain, providing employment and incomes locally which then feed into the wider economy leading to higher living standards and prosperity.”

 

Nicola HaighNicola Haigh, Regional Director for Lloyds Commercial Banking, also commented: “We’ve been hugely impressed with the wide range of companies represented this year and their many inspiring growth stories. We congratulate all of the Sussex Super Growth finalists for their success and are delighted to be a founding sponsor of these important Awards.” 

 

The Sussex Super Growth Awards will return in 2019.

 

The 2018 Sussex Super Growth Awards finalist list in full

Company Name

Growth

Company Name

Growth

1st Central Insurance Management Ltd

391.3%

Coppard Plant Hire Ltd

56.1%

PSI - Pay Ltd

181.8%

J. Cheesmur & Sons (Lewes) Ltd

55.7%

A World of Buzz Ltd (World of Books)

170.6%

Tomsetts Distribution Ltd

55.2%

Envision Pharma Ltd

157.1%

Whiteline Manufacturing Ltd

55.2%

First for Fun Ltd (Paladone)

152.8%

Pets Corner (UK) Ltd

52.5%

Rydon Construction Ltd

124.3%

Hill Brothers (Chichester) Ltd

51.8%

East Sussex Press Ltd (Pureprint Group)

101.7%

Phase Electrical Distributors Ltd

50.3%

First People Recruitment Ltd

98.9%

Woolovers Ltd

50.1%

Roffey Homes Ltd

98.6%

Posturite Ltd

49.6%

Focus 4 U Ltd (Focus Group)

92.8%

Harwoods Ltd

49.3%

Jarretts Motors Ltd

83.9%

The Organised Group Ltd (OCSL)

48.7%

C J Thorne & Co Ltd

82.7%

VW Heritage Parts Centre Ltd

47.9%

J.W.Stratton Ltd

81.4%

K & S Construction (Sussex) Ltd

47.1%

Thakeham Homes Ltd

78.9%

Ferrabyrne Ltd

46.0%

Dual Energy Direct Ltd

78.8%

Paine Manwaring Ltd

45.7%

Cox Skips Ltd

75.8%

Edwards & Ward Ltd

44.8%

Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd

72.3%

SAS Global Communications Ltd

44.6%

Buxted Construction Ltd

72.0%

Ampito Group LLP

43.7%

Kew (Electrical Distributors) Ltd

69.8%

Littlewood Fencing Ltd

43.7%

Madgex Ltd

69.4%

Cordek Ltd

43.0%

BD Foods Ltd

67.0%

Southern Cranes & Access Ltd

42.1%

Parker Building Supplies Ltd

65.4%

Penfold Verrall Ltd

41.1%

International Logistics Group Ltd

65.1%

NT Holdings Ltd (Wilson Proess Systems)

39.8%

Sussex Turnery & Moulding Co Ltd

64.6%

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd

38.7%

Melrob Group Holdings Ltd

63.5%

Mecmesin Ltd

38.4%

Zenith Insurance Management UK Ltd

62.7%

Industrial Construction (Sussex) Ltd

35.9%

Dinnages Garages Ltd

59.6%

Arden Grange Holdings Ltd

35.5%

Owen Contractors Holdings Ltd

59.1%

John Jempson & Son Ltd

 35.2%

Paxton Access Ltd

57.0%

Elite Fine Foods

34.9%

Airtech Air Conditioning Services Ltd

56.8%

DNP Restaurants Ltd

34.6%

 

Sussex Super Growth Awards Criteria

  • Privately-owned business, trading with headquarters in Sussex.
  • Profitable growth in turnover measured over a 4-year accounting period based on latest full accounts information filed at Companies House.
  • Minimum turnover of £2m in base year.

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

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Published: 23 Mar 2018


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