Fastest growers’ list is taking shape

THE organisers of major new business awards have been impressed by the strength of Yorkshire’s business community as they compile a list of the region’s fastest growing companies.

Launched by the Yorkshire Post with top 100 UK law firm Ward Hadaway, the Yorkshire Fastest 50 aims to highlight and champion the region’s high-achieving private sector companies.

The top 50 profit-making businesses with the largest annual growth in their turnover will appear in a special list to be published in the Yorkshire Post.

Awards will then be handed out to the fastest growing small, medium and large businesses at an awards ceremony next month with one of those three winners receiving the accolade of being crowned Yorkshire’s overall fastest growing business.

The awards were launched in the Yorkshire Post last month. Independent economic researchers have compiled a provisional list of the Yorkshire Fastest 50 using publicly available information from Companies House.

Businesses on the provisional list have all been sent letters congratulating them on their success. They have also been contacted to check and verify details and the final list is taking shape.

The Yorkshire Fastest 50 has been developed in partnership with law firm Ward Hadaway, which has seen its operation in Leeds expand quickly since its establishment in 2008.

Martin Hulls, senior partner at Ward Hadaway Leeds, said: “We have had a terrific response from companies on the provisional Fastest 50 list so far.

“There seems to be a real enthusiasm for the awards and what they are trying to achieve.”

Each company which makes it into the Yorkshire Fastest 50 will be invited to attend the Yorkshire Fastest 50 awards, which take place in March.

The event will be introduced by Yorkshire Post editor Peter Charlton and will also feature a special guest speaker.

Mr Charlton said: “The Yorkshire Fastest 50 Awards promise to be a great occasion to celebrate business life in the region.”