This year’s Fast Track 100 companies showed a remarkable average sales growth of 89% a year, slightly up compared to the 2011 league table. Average profit margins were 8.6% and more than half of the companies have improved their margins over the last three years. Together, the companies employ 14,000 staff, and have added more than 10,500 jobs over the last three years. These figures are a strong indicator of the impressive economic contribution of Fast Track 100 companies, particularly in the current challenging climate.
The impressive contribution of Fast Track 100 companies in the current economic climate is encouraging. Barclays recognises how private companies are crucial for economic growth, creating wealth and employment, whilst encouraging innovation and expertise within the wider economy.
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