London Stock Exchange identifies ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Posted on 29 Nov 2013 by The Manufacturer

193 manufacturing companies featured

The London Stock Exchange has released its list of '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' which features 193 manufacturing firms.

The report aimed at celebrating some of the fastest-growing SMEs in the UK examines the opportunities and challenges facing businesses while looking at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy.

Over 100 sectors in total are represented; from architecture and automotive, to venture capital and wine, with companies from across every region of the UK.

Manufacturing, which makes up a fifth of companies listed, is represented by the likes of Bowman Power, Hargreaves Foundry and Samuel Taylor.

Xavier Rolet, chief executive, London Stock Exchange Group, believes the UK has some of the most inspiring growth businesses in the world.

“Our report showcases some of these fast-growing and dynamic companies; the type of companies we believe will help fuel the long-term growth of the UK economy,” he said.

“Working with the Government and the wider financial community, we need to foster an ecosystem that promotes the right type of funding for businesses at each stage of their journey, so that together, we can drive our own prosperity,” he added.

To be considered for inclusion in the report, companies had to meet a range of criteria which included being UK-based, having a turnover of between £6-250 million in the last 12 months and a minimum of three years in operation.

A full searchable database of all of the companies can be found online at