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The Top Track 100 is a list published by British newspaper The Sunday Times each year ranking Britain's top 100 private companies (Non Listed) by their turnover over the previous year, from published accounts.

The 2008 list was published on the 29th June 2008 with the title sponsored by Deloitte.

2008 Survey results summary Edit

The 100 companies in the list are followed by the Top Track 250 list published in October. The companies account for 10 % of GDP and 3 % of the UK workforce. The Combined turnover is £149 billion ( up £ 11 billion on 2007)saw an average profit increase of 67% pa with the maximum increase being 114% pa. Profits across the list vary greatly with many firms in the Profit Track 100 list, totalling over £4 billion. Employees increased from 400,000 to 950,000 in these companies. The list includes some well known household names, some of whom were taken private (De listed companies). Some are wholly Family owned, while others are owned in part or wholly by Venture capital trusts (47 firms), or bank investors. Some previous entrants have now floated.

Entry criteria Edit

The following is the entry for criteria into the 2009 awards:

  • UK registered, unquoted, and not subsidiaries, (ultimate holding Co can be offshore).
  • Turnover from Audited accounts filed after June 2006.
  • Data from accounts filed at Companies house.

Exclusions -

  • Companies majority owned by or joint ventures between quoted companies.
  • Companies where majority of sales (Turnover) generated by quoted subsidiaries.
  • Partnerships - Lawyers, Consultants, Accountants etc.
  • Not for profit companies, Co-operatives, mutual societies, housing associations and member owned groups.
  • Companies with fewer than 50 staff. (Small companies).

Other Similar Published Lists Edit

Top Track 100 is one of 6 business lists produced by "Fast Track" and published in the Sunday Times:

2008 Top Track 100 League Table Edit

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Sortable table
Ranking Company Name Business Activity HQ Location T/o (Sales)
(£ Million)
Profit
(£ million)
1. INEOS group Speciality Chemicals & Fuel Hampshire £ 18,824 £1,500
2. Alliance Boots Pharmaceuticals (Manufacture & retail) UK / Switzerland £ 15,304 £ 1,027
3. John Lewis Partnership Retailer London £ 6,052 £ 598
4. Stemcor[1] Steel Trader London £ 6,300 £ 51.9
5. Somerfield Supermarket Operator
(taken over by Co-operative Group Oct 2008
Bristol £ 4,221 £ 226
6. Palmer and Harvey (P&H) Wholesale Distribution East Sussex £ 3983 £ 44
7. Laing O'Rourke Construction Dartford £ 3,037 £ 111
8. John Swire & Sons Conglomerate London £ 2,512 £ 572
9. JCB Construction equipment manufacture Staffordshire £ 2,250 £ Not disclosed
10. Virgin Atlantic Airline Crawley £ 2,225 £ 65
11. Arnold Clark automobiles[2] Car Retailer Glasgow £ 2,084 £ 177
12. SCH Group IT Infrastructure Birmingham £ 2,042 £ 34
13. Arcadia Fashion retailer London £ 1,859 £ 342
14. Iceland Frozen Food retail Wales £ 1,834 £ 130
15. Sir Robert McAlpine Construction Hemel Hempstead £ 1,817 £ 77
16. Bet365 Online Bookmaker Stoke on Trent £ 1,815 £ 36
17. Bestway Group[3] Cash & Carry London £ 1,811 £ 86
18. Grampian Country Food Group[4] Food Producer Livingston £ 1,807 £ 57
19. Littlewoods Shop Direct Catalogue shopping Liverpool £ 1,766 £ -8 (loss)
20. Greenergy International Fuel supplier London £ 1,754 £ 17
21. EMI Music publisher London £ 1,752 £ 172
22. European Metal Recycling Metals recycling Warrington £ 1,691 £ 136
23. Brakes Group Food Services Kent £ 1,638 £ 109
24. Thames Water Utility provider Reading £ 1,494 £ 917
25. TI Automotive Automotive parts supplier Oxford £ 1,395 £ 127
26. Gala Coral Group Betting and Bingo operator Nottingham & Essex £ 1,310 £ 402
27, Miller Group Construction & developer Edinburgh £ 1,309 £ 131
28. MRH (GB) Fuel Distributor Epping £ 1,255 £ 31
29. Wilkinson Hardware Stores Housewares & Hardware Retailer Nottinghamshire £ 1,246 £ 85
30. SSP Travel Food service provider Weybridge £ 1,236 £ 135
31. Linpac[1] Packaging Birmingham (was Lincolnshire)[2] £ 1,151 £ 115
32. New Look Fashion retailer Weymouth £ 1,147 £ 179
33. United Biscuits Food Manufacturer London £ 1,096 £ 188
34. Unipart group Car parts Oxford £ 1,067 £ 16
35. C&J Clark Shoe Retailer Somerset £ 1,053 £ 111
36. Matalan Discount Fashion retailer Lancashire £ 1,043 £ 48
37. House of Fraser Department stores London £ 1,042 £ 62
38. BMI Airline Derby £ 1,023 £ 27
39. Viridian utility Belfast £ 1,022 £ 228
40. Specsavers Opticians Croydon £ 1,020 £ n/a
41. Vita Group Foam manufacturers London £ 985 £ 80
42. Pentland Group Sportwear brand manager London £ 973 £ 70
43. Betfred Bookmakers Warrington £ 967 £ 24
44. Wates Construction Surrey £ 949 £ 27
45. Anglian Water Services utility Huntingdon £ 919 £ 594
46. Foodvest[3] (Findus & Youngs brands) Food producer Grimsby £ 894 £ 89
47. Kelda Group utility Bradford £ 879 £ 526
48. BHS Department stores London £ 873 £ 80
49. Iglo Birds Eye Frozen food manufacturer London £ 869 £ 134
50. Kwik-Fit Car parts Edinburgh £ 858 £ 94
51. Lucite International Plastics (Perspex) Southampton £ 849 £ 114
52. Baxi Group Boiler manufacturers Derby £ 847 £ 89
53. Virgin trains Train operator Birmingham £ 823 £ 10
54. Bowmer & Kirkland[4] Construction Derbyshire £ 819 £ 34
55, River Island Fashion retailer London £ 813 £ 198
56. Camden Group Services Fleet service provider Leighton Buzzard £ 809 £ 4
57. Moto Hospitality Motorway services Bedfordshire £ 786 £ 52
58. Phones 4U Mobile phone retailer Newcastle Under Lyme £ 782 £ 104
59. Thresher Group Off-licence operator Hertfordshire £ 774 £ -5 (loss)
60. Abbot Group Offshore services Aberdeen £ 771 £ 125
61. Enterprise Maintenance & Utility support provider Lancashire £766 £ 60
62. Mott MacDonald Consultants Croydon £ 748 £ 26
63. Bourne Leisure Holiday park operator Hemel Hempstead £ 745 £ 151
64. Biffa Waste management High Wycombe £ 743 £ 152
65. Guardian Media Group Publishing group London £ 716 £ 144
66. Marshall Group Aerospace engineer & Car retailer Cambridge £ 708 £ 35
67. Greenhous Group Car dealer Shrewsbury £ 703 £ 6
68. Martin McColl Group Convenience stores operator (TNS) Essex £ 700 £ 38
69. Doncasters Aerospace engineering Derbyshire £ 691 £ 103
70. Saga Group 50+ service provider Folkstone £ 688 £ 127
71. Caparo Group Metals & Engineering London £ 686 £ 30
72. Shepherd Group[5] Construction York £ 683 £ 53
73. Westcoast Electronics distributor Reading £ 683 £ 8
74. Crest Nicholson Housebuilder / developer Surrey £ 677 £ 103
75. MFI Furniture Group Retailer London £ 676 £ -31
76. Peacock Group Fashion retailer Cardiff £ 653 £ 76
77. AF Blakemore Food distribution Wolverhampton £ 643 £ 14
78. John Laing Construction London £ 639 £ 1
79. OCS group Property services Croydon £ 633 £ 35
80. Countrywide Estate Agents Essex £ 633 £ 100
81. Welcome Break Motorway services Milton Keynes £ 631 £ 37
82. Bloor Holdings[5] Houses & Motorcycles Derbyshire £ 630 £ 76
83. Southern Water Utility provider Worthing £ 622 £ 426
84. Trailfinders Travel Company London £ 620 £ 12
85. Bibby line Group Conglomerate Liverpool £ 619 £ 48
86. Dfs Furniture retail Yorkshire £ 611 £ 71
87. Gladedale Housebuilder Epsom £ 610 £ 109
88. City Electrical Factors (CEF) Electrical Wholesaler Warwickshire £ 592 £ 28
89. Hanover Acceptances Conglomerate London £ 591 £ 49
90. JCT600 Group Car dealer & engineering Bradford £ 574 £ 15
91. Arup Structural Engineering Consultants London £ 572 £ 48
92. Listers Group Car dealer Stratford on Avon £ 570 £ 17
93. Merlin Entertainments Amusement parks Poole £ 558 £ 188
94. Vestey Group Food producer London £ 537 £ 9
95. Keepmoat Group[6] Construction & regeneration Yorkshire £ 533 £ 50
96. Monsoon Accessorize Group fashion retailer London £ 531 £ 74
97. Fitness First Health clubs Poole £ 526 £ 119
98. Vasanta Group Office supplies Sheffield £ 523 £ 31
99. Bali Holdings Steel trader London £ 523 £ 4
100. Travelex Foreign exchange trader London £ 519 £ 107

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