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Company Shop Heralded by London Stock Exchange as one of “1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain”


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We are delighted to share the news that Company Shop was today named - for the second year in a row - as one of ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange.

Company Shop Heralded by London Stock Exchange as one of “1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain”

We are delighted to share the news that Company Shop was today named - for the second year in a row - as one of ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange.

The report is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), that will shape the future of the UK economy. To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. It is a huge achievement for Company Shop to have been included in the list for the second year running and we are really proud.

After our Queen’s Award for Enterprise last spring, this is yet another high level endorsement of the great work going on across the business. Our Founder, John Marren, Managing Director, Jane Marren and Head of Finance, Ben Westerby are attending the opening of the London Stock Exchange this morning to mark the occasion.

John Marren, our Founder and Chairman, said;

"It’s a great honour for Company Shop to be included for the second year running as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. 

"Being recognised by the London Stock Exchange Group is fantastic recognition for all of our hard work and I am very grateful for the contribution of each and every colleague in the business.

"We have ambitious plans for expansion and we are all looking forward to working even more closely with retailers, manufacturers and brands, to help their surplus product achieve its full potential."

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said:

“High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. That’s why today’s event is so important: demonstrating the strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses.

“Today’s celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.”

Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said:

“UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.

“We have held the steadfast belief that –alongside deficit reduction – nurturing entrepreneurs, creating jobs, supporting hard-working families and keeping taxes low would get the UK economy back on track. Our measures to increase access to finance for business and encourage more investment have had a transformative effect on our economy.”

You can read all about the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain at