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Thames Valley SME Growth 100

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Thames Valley SME Growth 100

The annual Thames Valley SME Growth 100 index recognises and promotes the region’s high-growth small and medium-sized enterprises and is ranked by year-on-year growth.

Qualifying businesses need to be based in the Thames Valley and to have grown their turnover significantly in the past year. The ranking only includes independent, privately-owned companies, headquartered in the region, with a turnover of no more than £25m.

The 2024 edition of the Thames Valley SME Growth 100 index is researched and compiled by The Business Magazine and sponsored by law firm Herrington Carmichael, commercial property consultants Hicks Baker and audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe UK.

Cumulatively the 100 SMEs have an annual turnover of £1.5b this is a healthy 29 per cent growth year on year. The companies on the 2024 ranking create an impressive 10,600 jobs in the region.

All members are invited to enter the nominations for this year’s awards which will recognise outstanding achievements in six categories. A private drinks event will be held in 2024 to celebrate these achievements.

If you would like to be considered for an award, or for more information please contact [email protected]

Ranking

Published: 01 March 2024
2024 Company Town Description Turnover (£m) Growth % Employees Year-end
1 Naturetrek Alton Wildlife holidays 17.7 564.85 34 31/12/22
2 Crazy Bear Group Oxford Luxury Hotels 19.8 135.36 218 30/06/22
3 Tancia (t/a The Pen Warehouse) Aldershot Pen supplier 8.4 118.04 92 31/05/22
4 Paradigm Communication Systems Alton Satellite communications 13.2 107.86 34 31/12/22
5 Martin Collins Enterprises Hungerford Equestrian surfaces 14.3 95.88 20 31/07/22
6 Sollatek Slough Electrical and Electronic Equipment 15.3 94.62 58 31/03/22
7 Horseman Coaches Reading Coach hire 6.3 82.55 70 31/12/22
8 Perspectum Oxford Medical imaging software 14.6 71.99 221 31/12/22
9 TC Communications Ascot Brand performance agency 4.3 68.89 25 31/12/22
10 Country Estates Reading Office space & commercial property provider 18.4 68.00 41 31/12/22

Awards Categories

SME Growth Award (under £10m)

This award celebrates SME's with a turnover under £10m, that have exhibited exceptional growth and strategic development. Honouring businesses that thrive amid challenges, the SME Growth Award acknowledges those driving economic impact, fostering employment, and exemplifying the entrepreneurial spirit essential for sustained success.

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SME Growth Award (over £10m)

This award celebrates SME's with a turnover over £10m, that have exhibited exceptional growth and strategic development. Honouring businesses that thrive amid challenges, the SME Growth Award acknowledges those driving economic impact, fostering employment, and exemplifying the entrepreneurial spirit essential for sustained success.

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Tech Company of the Year

This accolade honours SME Tech Companies demonstrating outstanding innovation, resilience, and impact. Recognising the transformative power of technology in smaller enterprises, the award celebrates those driving digital advancement, enhancing competitiveness, and embodying the spirit of technological excellence within the SME sector.

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Employer of the Year

This award commends an SME which is excelling as an employer. Recognising outstanding commitment to employee well-being, professional growth, and a positive workplace culture, it celebrates SMEs fostering environments where talent thrives. The recipient embodies excellence in workforce management and contributes significantly to the community.

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SME Impact Award

This award celebrates the positive impact SME's can have in the region. Recognising both contribution to the region's economy and also making a remarkable impact on society. Recognising businesses that go beyond profit, it celebrates innovation, sustainable practices, and community engagement. The SME Impact Award acknowledges those shaping a positive legacy, influencing change, and inspiring others in their sphere.

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Resilience Award

This accolade celebrates SME's displaying exceptional resilience. Recognising adaptability, strategic decision-making, and a steadfast spirit, the award honours businesses that weather storms, navigate uncertainties, and emerge stronger. The SME Resilience Award salutes those embodying resilience as a key to success.

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SME Growth Award (under £10m)

This award celebrates SME's with a turnover under £10m, that have exhibited exceptional growth and strategic development. Honouring businesses that thrive amid challenges, the SME Growth Award acknowledges those driving economic impact, fostering employment, and exemplifying the entrepreneurial spirit essential for sustained success.

Winner: 

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FINALISTS

SME Growth Award (over £10m)

This award celebrates SME's with a turnover over £10m, that have exhibited exceptional growth and strategic development. Honouring businesses that thrive amid challenges, the SME Growth Award acknowledges those driving economic impact, fostering employment, and exemplifying the entrepreneurial spirit essential for sustained success.

Winner: 

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FINALISTS

Tech Company of the Year

This accolade honours SME Tech Companies demonstrating outstanding innovation, resilience, and impact. Recognising the transformative power of technology in smaller enterprises, the award celebrates those driving digital advancement, enhancing competitiveness, and embodying the spirit of technological excellence within the SME sector.

Winner: 

SPONSORED BY
FINALISTS

Employer of the Year

This award commends an SME which is excelling as an employer. Recognising outstanding commitment to employee well-being, professional growth, and a positive workplace culture, it celebrates SMEs fostering environments where talent thrives. The recipient embodies excellence in workforce management and contributes significantly to the community.

Winner: 

SPONSORED BY
FINALISTS

SME Impact Award

This award celebrates the positive impact SME's can have in the region. Recognising both contribution to the region's economy and also making a remarkable impact on society. Recognising businesses that go beyond profit, it celebrates innovation, sustainable practices, and community engagement. The SME Impact Award acknowledges those shaping a positive legacy, influencing change, and inspiring others in their sphere.

Winner: 

SPONSORED BY
FINALISTS

Resilience Award

This accolade celebrates SME's displaying exceptional resilience. Recognising adaptability, strategic decision-making, and a steadfast spirit, the award honours businesses that weather storms, navigate uncertainties, and emerge stronger. The SME Resilience Award salutes those embodying resilience as a key to success.

Winner: 

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FINALISTS

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