Posted on 21st April 2016
The Leap 100 2016: The definitive list of fast-growth companies
PVL are delighted to announce that they have made it on to The Leap 100 2016 – a list of the 100 most exciting, fast-growth companies in the UK, launched by Mishcon de Reya and City AM. All the companies selected have demonstrated substantial growth over the past 12 months and been identified as the ‘ones to watch’ for 2016.
Nick Broom, Founder and CEO of PVL UK Ltd has been included on this year’s list. PVL are the largest supplier of specialist reflective safety markings to the UK emergency services and deploy branding on large vehicle fleets throughout the UK and beyond. Having grown consistently and substantially in the last 5 years, they are the sole global supplier of the patented Mirage™ thermal identification film for emergency vehicle security and in 2014 they started to export their products and services around the world, setting up a Middle Eastern division in 2016].
Nick Broom said: “I am absolutely delighted to be recognised on this list. It is a phenomenal reward for the efforts to distinguish ourselves as market leaders, with the support of my team that have helped grow PVL into a successful, international business; especially considering the current challenges in the economic climate here and abroad.”
The Leap 100 companies, which range in terms of scale and sector, were chosen because of their growth potential and ability to make the leap to the next level in terms of revenue. Click here for the full list.
The most important publication targeting the London business community, City AM, and one of London’s leading law firms, Mishcon de Reya, teamed up with The Supper Club, The Entrepreneurs Network and Seven Hills to compile the list, which is neither ranked nor exhaustive.
Nick Davis, Head of Corporate at Mishcon de Reya, said: “This stage of a company’s growth can be very dramatic, with risks of serious setbacks and sudden lows, but with high rewards for those who make it to the other side. The Leap 100 campaign examines and celebrates the hurdles and opportunities that fast growing companies face. We launched The Leap 100 in 2015 to support a select group of some of the UK’s most exciting, high growth companies. This year’s list is yet again a dynamic group of companies to watch.”
Christian May, Editor of City AM, said of the list: “The UK has a thriving SME community making up 99.9% of the private sector. However, for the majority of companies, the key problem continues to focus on how companies scale in order to grow to their full potential. The purpose of this list is to showcase the UK companies succeeding in doing this, as well as identifying those that we as a nation need to be aware of – they are a triumph.”
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