Northamptonshire firm in top five of mid-market companies with the biggest sales

Faccenda Group Ltd, Willow Road, Brackley, Northants. ENGNNL00120130901123106
Faccenda Group Ltd, Willow Road, Brackley, Northants. ENGNNL00120130901123106

A poultry producer in Northamptonshire is fourth in a national league table that ranks mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.

Faccenda Investments, based in Brackley, was 14th last year and moved up 10 places in the 11th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.

The company had sales of £597.3 million, recording a profit of £43 million and employs 3,294 staff, according to the figures running to the end of the financial year in April 2014.

Other Northamptonshire companies also featured highly in the report.

Perrys car dealer in Northampton was in 16th place, compared to 29th last year, with sales of £530.9 million and a profit of £11 million with 1,487 staff.

Construction contractor Winvic Construction came in at 131st position with sales of £224.8 million and a profit of £8.9 million and meat distributor Randall Parker Food Group was in 166th place with sales of £188.8 million and a profit of £3.6 million.

In Wellingborough, flour miller Whitworth Bros was in 96th place with sales of £261.9 million and a profit of £7.4 million and food producer Whitworths was in 188th place, moving up from 244th last year, with sales of £174.8 million and a profit of £8.6 million.

Dr Martens, based in Wollaston dropped five places to 144th but still recorded sales of £209.1 million and a profit of £29.6 million.

The league table and awards programme are sponsored by Grant Thornton and Barclays, and compiled for the 11th year by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events company.

Chris Frostwick, Partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP, the title sponsor of the league table, praised the companies for their performance.

“It’s inspiring to see such a diverse range of businesses creating growth opportunities both at home and abroad and positively contributing to the UK economy,” he said.

“The fact that over half of the Top Track 250 businesses are headquartered outside of London and the south east speaks to the growing influence of the UK’s regional business hubs and the opportunity these present in the creation of a more vibrant UK economy, where business and people can thrive.”