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Britain’s 20 fastest-growing media companies

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But as a number of the companies featured in our list show, book publishing, TV production, magazines and even newspaper printing continue to offer opportunities for business growth. 

This list is based on company data from Jordans. Media companies are defined as those engaged in media production, publishing or broadcasting, excluding software. To be suitable for inclusion, companies had to have sales of more than £10m and EBITDA of more than £1m in last year’s accounts. For full inclusion criteria see page four. 

1. QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited

Three-year compound sales growth (%): 47.46
Founded in 1990, QS is a global provider of specialist higher education and careers information, as well as solutions. Their activities span across 50 countries, working with over 2,000 of the world’s leading higher education institutions, and provide services at each key career stage.

2. Audio Network Limited

Three-year compound sales growth (%): 41.7
The concept behind Audio Network was to make it easy and simple to license high quality music for films and TV. Now, the company produces a catalogue of music created with content makers in mind.

3. Argus Media Limited

Three-year compound sales growth (%): 29.67
Argus is a leading provider of data on the price and availability of crude oil, oil products, liquid petroleum gas, natural gas, electricity and emissions. Data provided by Argus is widely used for indexation of physical trade.

4. Euromonitor International Limited

Three-year compound sales growth (%): 23.36
Established in 1972, Euromonitor International provides strategy research for consumer markets. From socio-economic context to details on the smallest products or markets, Euromonitor’s sole purpose is to publish and provides information.

5. Cogora Group Limited

Three-year compound sales growth (%): 22.74
Formerly known as Campden Health, Cogora is an integrated media and marketing services company that sits at the heart of a community of 220,000 highly-engaged healthcare professionals.

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