38 Scottish companies listed in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report 2019


38 Scottish companies are named in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report, recording a 40% average annual revenue growth rate and generating a total turnover of £1.5 billion.

(See end of article for full list of Scottish companies included on the list)

Companies come from across Scotland, including six companies based in Glasgow (60% average annual revenue growth rate), five companies in Edinburgh (36%) and four companies in Aberdeen (36%).

Over 2600 jobs have been created over the past two-year period by the featured Scottish companies.

Companies on the list include Angus Soft Fruits, a supplier of berries to UK and European retailers; Axis Studios, an animation and visual effects firm, brewer Innis & Gunn and Wester Ross Fisheries, one of the oldest independently owned salmon farmer in Scotland.

The report identifies the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). This year’s report features companies from a diverse range of sectors and regions, reflecting the entrepreneurial drive seen across the country. Over two-thirds of the companies appear in the report for the first time, while six firms are making their fifth consecutive appearance.

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland said: “Congratulations to the 38 Scottish high growth companies that London Stock Exchange Group’s report has identified as among the best in the UK. The Scottish chapter shows that our economy is moving in the right direction and reminds us that growing and flourishing companies are critical to Scotland’s long-term economic success.

“I encourage ambitious entrepreneurs to learn more about how private and public initiatives such as ELITE or Scottish National Investment Bank can support them to accelerate their growth and strengthen our diverse, inclusive and productive economy.”

David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group: “Congratulations to all the companies selected for inclusion in the sixth edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, which identifies the UK’s most dynamic SMEs. SMEs drive growth, innovation and job creation and are the lifeblood of the British economy. We believe that supporting the growth of these businesses is critical to the UK economy and the creation of a society that works for everyone.

“LSEG is pleased to be home to not only 80 Scottish companies listed on our markets, but also 23 Scottish companies in our ELITE community, which supports the scaling of dynamic high growth enterprises. With the creation of over 2600 jobs and a collective turnover of £1.5 billion, the spirit and entrepreneurial drive of the Scottish SMEs featured in our 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019 report highlights how invaluable they are to the UK economy.”

Other firms on the list include –

  • Advance Construction Group
  • A & D Logistics Holdings Ltd
  • Aquascot Ltd
  • The Artisanal Spirits Company Ltd
  • Brewdog
  • Whitefield Nursing Home Ltd
  • D J Alexander Edinburgh Ltd
  • D. R. Collin & Son Ltd
  • Ecs Security Ltd
  • The Fresh Food Company (2007) Ltd
  • Lorimer Care Homes Ltd
  • Gl Dameck Ltd
  • Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd
  • Manorview Hotels Ltd
  • Miller Fabrications Ltd
  • Munro Healthcare Group Ltd
  • Osprey Aviation Services (Uk) Ltd
  • Pryme Group Holdings Ltd
  • Ram Tubulars Scotland Ltd
  • Specialist Waste Recycling Ltd
  • Signature Pubs Ltd
  • T P Niven Ltd
  • Craig Of Campbeltown Ltd
  • Astrak Group Ltd
  • Bennett’s (Scotland) Ltd
  • City Gate Construction (Scotland) Ltd
  • Dow Group Ltd
  • Gap Vehicle Hire Ltd
  • Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd
  • Kiltane Retail Ltd
  • Laing Glasgow Holdings Ltd
  • Marine Harvest Vap Uk Ltd
  • Moorburn Industries Ltd
  • Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd

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