Real estate and construction

Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Shop-fitter Anthony Sherlock started out as a “man with a van”, doing odd jobs for a handful of customers in the Midlands. Now he runs Probuild Birmingham (9th), a £5m-turnover national building firm with 70 employees and a client list including […]

Media and marketing

Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link With Digital Window (17th) ranking as the top company in this sector, it’s amusing to hear CEO Kevin Brown recall how he stumbled into the affiliate marketing industry: “We got Madonna fan sites to link to our booking page.” Today, the […]

Engineering and manufacturing

Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Doom-mongers who claim that the UK manufacturing industry is dead obviously haven’t heard about these champions of industry. Take father and son team Leonard and David Medlock. They have grown their engineering services firm Sitec Group (51st) using not a penny […]

Food and drink

Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link You’ve got to hand it to Tony Laurenson. He’s back in our Hot 100 for the second year running with Global Infusion Group (21st), the international catering firm he founded in 1991. The company has been busy over the past year, […]

Health and public services

Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link If you’re on the lookout for a boom sector, read on. By 2025, more than  a third of the UK’s population will be over 55. Caring for the elderly is a sure-fire money-spinner. Phil Burgan is one entrepreneur who is tapping […]

Leisure and entertainment

Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link When the tour operator that Jason Fry worked for went bust, he struck out on his own to set up travel website Alpharooms (20th) in 1998. From working alone in a tiny “box room” in central Sheffield, Fry now employs 100 […]

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