Data from Bureau van Dijk’s Fame database has helped Fast Track, the private company network, to identify and rank the top British private companies according to latest sales figures.
The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 was published on 8 July and features private companies including appliance manufacturer Dyson, shoe maker and retailer Clarks, optical and hearing aid retailer Specsavers, retailer John Lewis Partnership and cinema operator Vue.
“Our 17th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table features Britain’s biggest private companies, ranked by their latest sales,” said Hamish Stevenson, founder and chief executive of Fast Track.
“This year, the country’s 100 biggest companies had record combined sales of £205bn, up 16% on the year before, and record profits of £23.5bn, up 10%. And they employ a total of 938,000 people, equivalent to 3% of the UK’s total workforce.”
Businesses considered for the Top Track 100 list must:
- be registered in the UK
- be independent and unquoted
- have a full-time staff of at least 100 employees
Fame covers over 11 million companies within the UK and Ireland as well as information on individuals including directors, shareholders and department heads. Companies are searchable by criteria including size, industry and location.