Northamptonshire companies star in Sunday Times league tables

The Dr Martens factory in Wollaston
The Dr Martens factory in Wollaston

A number of Northamptonshire firms have featured in the Sunday Times league table of top performing companies.

Wollaston-based iconic footwear brand Dr Martens features alongside Whitworths, of Wellingborough, and Kettering-based Grosvenor Contracts Leasing in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, the league table of Britain’s leading private mid-market companies set to be published this weekend.

Companies are ranked by sales in their latest available accounts and show Dr Martens made sales worth £160.4m in 2012-13, with Whitworths achieving £145m and Grosvenor Contracts Leasing £138.4m.

Other county companies to feature include Perrys car dealers, Opus Energy, 99p Stores, Infinis and Briggs & Forrester Group, which are all based in Northampton.

The Top Track 250 is sponsored by Grant Thornton and Barclays, and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based networking events and research company.

David Maxwell, partner at Grant Thornton, the title sponsor of the league table, praised the region’s mid-market stars: “It is great to see private mid-sized businesses – including many which Grant Thornton has helped support – making such a positive contribution to the UK economy.

“Impressive leadership is ensuring they prosper despite tough trading conditions, with many companies expanding through their international operations and all making sure they retain and engage talented people in the UK.”