Fastest-growing businesses across Leeds City Region revealed

50 of the fastest-growing businesses in Leeds City Region have been identified as part of a project to highlight the very best of Northern leadership.

The businesses on the list have added nearly £2.9bn of revenues in the last two years and they now have an aggregate turnover of £6.4bn.

The data has been compiled by and Experian as part of the 2019 Northern Leadership Awards, supported by CMS. Leaders from the businesses listed below now have the opportunity to enter the awards in a category which will recognise leaders in the region’s fastest growing firms. Nominations are open for the 2019 Northern Leadership Awards and the deadline for entries is Friday, July 19. For more information, click here.

The top 50 list for Liverpool was published yesterday. Manchester and Sheffield City Regions will be revealed later this week. The businesses have all shown strong growth over the last two accounting periods and now have turnover of at least £20m.

The Leeds City Region list, published below, includes the owner Dart Group, Premier Technical Services Group and Gear4Music, all stock market-listed businesses.

Turner & Townsend has shown that being big doesn’t inhibit fast growth, while Acorn Stairlifts in Shipley, Harrogate-based power company CNG, and Dixondale – based on the very western edge of Craven – are among the representatives from right across the city region. Global translation firm TheBigWord also makes the list, as does Huddersfield Town FC.

Companies in Barnsley, which is listed as both Leeds and Sheffield City Regions, have been included in the Sheffield list – which will be published on Friday.

Alex Turner, joint managing director of, said: “The businesses in the list are a mix of household names and hidden gems, but they are all playing a key role in the city region.

“Through job and wealth creation, and the impact their growth has on companies that work with them, these businesses are strengthening the economy of the city region and of the North.

“We want to recognise the leaders within these organisations, to highlight their successes and to showcase what makes a fantastic modern business leader.”

The criteria for the list were businesses registered in Leeds City Region which have shown revenue growth in each of the last two accounting periods and now have turnover of at least £20m. The businesses had to be independent or the parent company, and not subsidiaries of a group registered elsewhere.

The fastest-growing businesses will be invited to a private drinks event next month and also encouraged to enter someone from their organisation into the 2019 Northern Leadership Awards.  The Awards will include a City Region award drawn from the top 50 for a leader within that business which has had a significant impact on that growth, whether their input was focused on culture, innovation, commercial or some other aspect of the transformation. If you want to find out more, get in touch with us by emailing

As well as the city region business leader awards, there are nine other categories which are open to leaders from any organisation operating across the North of England.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Northern Leadership Awards and the deadline for entries is Friday, July 19. For more information, click here.


The Leeds City Region Top 50 fastest-growing companies

Company Name Year 1, £m Year 2, £m Year 3 (Latest), £m Registered Office
600 GROUP 45.3 47 66 Elland
ACORN MOBILITY SERVICES 149.2 177.2 211.8 Shipley
AGE PARTNERSHIP GROUP 16.3 24.2 36.8 Leeds
APP CONSTRUCTION 12.9 15.7 26.6 Leeds
BJSS 67.7 83.2 116 Leeds
BUY IT DIRECT 120.7 146.5 188.2 Huddersfield
CARDALE PFI INVESTMENTS 13 13.7 27.8 Harrogate
CATERERS CHOICE 54.2 59.1 79.5 Huddersfield
CD (UK) 16.9 24.9 29 Leeds
CNG (GROUP) 282.4 398.8 707.4 Harrogate
CONSERVATORY OUTLET GROUP 15.3 17.8 34.6 Wakefield
CUBICO GROUP 3 13.7 20.8 Batley
DART GROUP PLC 1405.4 1729.3 2391.8 Leeds
DIXONDALE 20.4 27.6 32.1 Craven
FIRTH STEELS 13.2 18.2 20.8 Brighouse
GEAR4MUSIC (HOLDINGS) PLC 35.5 56.1 80.1 York
GENERATOR POWER 27.7 36.5 42.2 Normanton
GILBERT THOMPSON (LEEDS) 23.7 37.3 41.9 Leeds
GLOBAL AUTOCARE 16.3 21.4 25.1 Leeds
HGF 44.9 53.1 63.3 Leeds
INFO SUPPLIER 19.7 23.7 28.4 Bradford
JBG HOLDINGS 10.1 25.7 33.8 Halifax
KIRKLEES NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSING 15.4 23.6 59.5 Huddersfield
LAMBSON 18.4 25.6 33.6 Wetherby
LEBC HOLDINGS 15.4 18.1 23.5 Leeds
LOWDHAM OUTDOOR LEISURE 15.8 18.3 23 Huddersfield
MACH RECRUITMENT 27.2 36.1 53.9 Leeds
MMCG HOLDINGS 55.9 71.4 86.8 Leeds
NIC SERVICES GROUP 22.8 34 70 Leeds
NIZH YUG (UK) LLP 92.5 99 139.5 York
NON-STANDARD FINANCE PLC 72.8 107.8 158.8 Leeds
PROACTIS HOLDINGS PLC 19.4 25.4 52.2 Wetherby
PURE RETIREMENT 8.7 15.9 21.1 Leeds
PURE TECHNOLOGY GROUP 19.1 22.6 27.8 Pudsey
R.N. WOOLER & CO (HOLDINGS) 48.8 49.8 73.4 Keighley
SDH PROJECT SERVICES 7.7 11.8 23.5 Brighouse
SEDALCOL UK 58.7 71.4 90.3 Selby
SIGMA GRP 21.6 39.7 46.1 Castleford
STYRENE PACKAGING & INSULATION 16.7 21.9 26.9 Bradford
T P JORDESON (HOLDINGS) 32.2 41.7 46.1 York
THE MOSAIC TILE COMPANY 10.9 17.1 21.8 Leeds
THEBIGWORD GROUP 42.6 59.7 76.4 Leeds
TURNER & TOWNSEND 378.2 445.6 548.7 Leeds
WASTECARE GROUP 30.4 39.4 53.3 Leeds
YORKSHIRE INITIATIVES 13 18.8 28.8 Tadcaster