With Busaba featuring in the Real Business 2015 Hot 100 list of fast-growth companies, we decided to get under the skin of the restaurant business and find out just what is making it such hot property.
The Hot 100 2015
London's tech industry was declared omnipotent during London Technology Week. But for all of the headline-snatching statistics that show the sector's success, Britain's retail industry is the fastest growing, which makes it the one to watch.
The Real Business Hot 100 2015 list, showcasing Britain's brightest businesses, suggested that we might be seeing a move away from London and the South East as the dominant forces of the UK economy.
Looking back throughout the history of The Hot 100, it has been made undeniably clear that the mid-market sector, Britain’s version of Germany’s “Mittelstand”, has always played a critical role in driving economic growth.
It’s that time of year again, when the team at Real Business brings you the 100 businesses in the UK which are not only showing innovation and dedication to customers, but have the profits and revenues to back it up.
Since being established in 1980 by John Hays, Hays Travel has gone on to open 100 branches nationwide. Its late 2013 acquisition of Bath Travel – the south’s largest independent travel agent – reinforced the company’s position as the leading independent travel agent in the UK.
Founded in 1960 by current chairman Barry Moorcroft, Docherty Group is the largest independent manufacturer and distributor of flue and chimney products and renewable fuel appliances in the UK.
Off-Piste Wines owners Ant Fairbank and Paul Letheren said they’d rather meet over “a glass of Belmont or The Garden Route” than describe Off-Piste Wines over the internet, but such has been the growth of the business that they’ve had to up their online creds to facilitate the demand.
Since its launch in 1999, Danbro has continued to grow at an impressive rate, currently employing just under 200 members of staff. The company, which offers specialist accountancy and payroll services to thousands of contractors, credits its development to its “dedicated, professional and hardworking team”.
Yorkshire-based civil engineering, utility and construction company Peter Duffy has maintained and built on its values of great service and reliability, making the cut at 96.
Having recently acquired Basingstoke-based MJF Security and Sunwin Managed Security from Cardtronics, Kingdom Security has established itself in The Hot 100 at number 95.
Established in 1985, global component service provider Avtrade started by trading B737 aircraft Rotables. It branched out its inventory, with business and its reputation growing thereafter – and in 1995 moved to Poynings to accommodate for the substantial growth.