SCM World Named 80 on List of Britain’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Firms

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Global Supply Chain Learning Community Earns Place on Sunday Times Annual List of Private Firms with Fastest-Growing Sales

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We’re passionate about collaborating with some of the top business leaders in the world to shape the future of the supply chain, and we’re honoured to be included on this esteemed list of British companies demonstrating growth.

SCM World, the cross-industry learning community powered by the world’s most influential supply chain practitioners, announced today it has been included in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, a ranking of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales over three years.

Published this weekend, the honour recognises firms and entrepreneurs that have made a significant contribution to Britain’s economy. SCM World, which employs 52 staff, more than trebled its revenues over the last three years.

SCM World leverages a peer-driven learning approach so customers can innovate in their supply chains to create competitive advantage, drive shareholder value and have a lasting impact on society.

“More than ever, supply chain is recognised as instrumental in delivering competitive advantage for business. What’s not always recognised is that supply chains are also taking the lead in tackling global challenges associated with the distribution of food, the delivery of healthcare and environmental sustainability,” said Oliver Sloane, CEO of SCM World. “We’re passionate about collaborating with some of the top business leaders in the world to shape the future of the supply chain, and we’re honoured to be included on this esteemed list of British companies demonstrating growth.”

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin, the title sponsor for all 19 years, commented:
“This year’s Fast Track 100 is packed full of entrepreneurs and family businesses tackling many different challenges head-on and thriving thanks to their team spirit and togetherness. Entrepreneurship and family values are at the heart of everything we do at Virgin. Like many on the Fast Track 100, we’ve turned a family business into a business family. Working with family works."

The 2015 Fast Track 100 companies achieved, on average, sales growth of 65 percent a year over three years, from a total of £816m in 2011-2012 to £3.7bn in 2014-2015. They more than tripled their combined workforce to 19,500 people over three years, having added 13,500 jobs over the period, some as a result of acquisitions. The majority of companies are headquartered in London (39) and the southeast (18). Of the remainder, 11 are in the northeast and Yorkshire, eight in the northwest, seven in the Midlands, six in the southwest, five in Scotland, four in the East and two in Wales.

The league table and awards programme is sponsored by Virgin, Barclays, BDO and BGF, and is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events company.

About SCM World
SCM World is the cross-industry learning community powered by the world’s most influential supply chain practitioners. It helps senior executives share best practice insights in order to shape the future of supply chain.

Membership of the SCM World community, gives access to predictive, ground-breaking research which is focused on driving innovation in supply chain. The annual research agenda is set by an advisory board of the world’s top supply chain leaders and the world’s leading business schools. SCM World’s expert researchers are committed to providing insights into important trends affecting the profession.

Supply chain can make a difference to critical world issues such as the distribution of food, delivery of healthcare and environmental sustainability. SCM World’s mission is to help companies address these challenges within their supply chain.

SCM World provides businesses with a powerful external perspective on supply chain through a combination of exclusive peer connections, practitioner-driven content and predictive research. Members of the community include Unilever, Amazon, Nike, Caterpillar, Cisco, Chevron, Dell, Nestlé and General Mills. http://www.scmworld.com

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