Revealed: the East Mids private companies ranked in the Top 100 nationally

Four East Midlands companies have been named in an influential table which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the biggest sales.

The 18th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 shows that Derbyshire motorbike and property conglomerate Bloor Investments, Belper-based Bowmer + Kirkland, Melton Mowbray’s Samworth Brothers and Worksop based retailer are among the biggest private firms in the land.

Between them, they employ over 25,000 staff and generated profits of over £5bn in their latest accounts.

The league table programme is sponsored by HSBC, Linklaters and PwC, and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events firm.

Amanda Murphy, head of commercial banking at HSBC UK, said: “Once again, Britain’s most ambitious private enterprises have shown their mettle by shrugging off uncertainty, growing their combined sales 14% to a record £220bn.

“It’s reassuring that UK businesses are navigating change so confidently and the companies in the Top Track 100 are an inspiration to all.

“The companies in the East Midlands are the kinds of firms that provide the backbone of our economy, and we at HSBC UK are thrilled to see them thrive.”

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