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The Hot 100 2012 will be published in full on Real Business tomorrow, Thursday April 5 at 10am – be sure to check back!

From fruit farms to forex firms, specialist engineers to software developers, the Hot 100 2012 is packed with amazing firms.

Real Business published the first Hot 100 list in 1997, showcasing the fastest-growing companies in Britain at the time. Fifteen years later, Real Business’s Hot 100 listing is one of the most established pieces of research for Britain’s Mittelstand.

Unlike some of the other fast-growth rankings published every year, the Hot 100 looks at historic figures, revealing underlying trends over the last four years, as well as indicating future, more structural shifts in the country’s economy.

To illustrate the point, this year’s Hot 100 ranking – based on data from 2007/08 onwards – maps the trajectory of the global financial crisis and UK economic downturn almost exactly. Yet, our Hot 100 firms actually picked up the pace. Over four years of soft consumer confidence, reduced public spending, deep gloom in our primary export market (the EU), these businesses have discovered opportunity and, often, great riches.

We will be publishing the full, in-depth analysis of the Hot 100 2012 on Thursday, as well as the full Hot 100 ranking and company profiles.

Check back on Real Business tomorrow, Thursday April 5, from 10am to discover who are Britain’s fastest-growing firms.

Be sure to also sign up to the Real Business newsletter, as we’ll be sending out a special Hot 100 2012 edition for you read. Don’t miss out!

You can meet many of the Hot 100 at the 2012 Entrepreneurs’ Summit, in association with Investec and supported by the CBI, on June 13, 2012. Keynote speakers include: Travelex founder Lloyd Dorfman, business secretary Vince Cable, Kelway founder Phil Doye and 20+ more speakers. Book here or contact Silvia Natalicchi on silvia.natalicchi@caspianmedia.com

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