Business Growth Fund injected £10m of growth capital into external property service business TCL Group in May 2014, to support the company’s organic and acquisition–led growth.
Led by David Howden, a former broker who has spearheaded the group's expansion, Hyperion slots in at number 85 of the Hot 100.
Eclipse hits the 2015 Hot 100 following some sensible acquisitions including 4DM, and now has over 300 employees across the company.
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With farming roots going back to the late 1800s, TAG came about in 2012 as a result of a merger between two long-established family dealerships – Chris Tallis Farm Machinery in Evesham and Alexander and Duncan in Leominster.
In at number 82 is GP Bullhound – advice dealers to tech companies looking to set sights on bigger things.
The consistent Softcat has made the Hot 100 yet again and, while it has dropped from last year's position of 58, the IT reseller is still going strong.
The origins of Nigel Fredericks may date back to the 19th century, but don't let the maturity of the business fool you. It's back for more after featuring among 2014's Hot 100, and has accelerated up the list to land in 80th place, compared to its previous spot at 97.
Since last appearing on Real Business's Hot 100 in 2014, Busaba has made expansion outside of London, as well as retaining loyal customers, its top priorities.
The Preedy family, as well as a few trusts, hold about 98 per cent of the shares in Marla Tube Fittings, a Warwickshire manufacturing business. With MD Simon Preedy at the helm, the company is going from strength to strength.
Independent car auctioneer SMA Vehicle Remarketing has credited ongoing investment in its auction centres and its foray into technology for driving turnover. To paraphrase its own strapline: the company is getting bigger and this has only been achieved by being better.
Daniel Katz began his career as an antiquities dealer and now he sees his eclectic way of “offering the greatest works of art available” as “where the market is moving”.
Otherwise known as Williams and Co, the company was founded in 1972 as a specialist plumbing and heating merchant. In 1985, it made its first big move, acquiring 6,000 sq ft of warehouse space – the company is now contemplating a similar move.