The 2013 Investec Hot 100 ranking of the UK's fastest-growing private companies provides rich insight into entrepreneurial business management, and where long-term economic prosperity lies. Read about all 100 high-growth businesses here.
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Hot 100 2012: Number 1 is Alternergy, a green and solar energy provider. Read the full profile here.
Hot 100 2012: Number 2 is Baird Investments, a gold and precious-metals specialist.
Hot 100 2012: Number 3 is Galmarley, which buys and stores gold.
Hot 100 2012: Number 4 is Toluna Group, which specialises in smart polling, with incentives.
Hot 100 2012: Number 5 is Ria Capital Markets, an independent securities broker.
Hot 100 2012: Number 6 is State Oil, an oil importer and auto fuel supplier.
Hot 100 2012: Number 7 is Ink, in-flight magazines for the airline industry.
Hot 100 2012: Number 9 is JC Peacock & Co, who sell salt and road grit.