Grant Thornton East Midlands Top 200 Report 2019

Businesses in the East Midlands remain resilient in the face of economic uncertainty, as the Top 200 sees a combined turnover of £18.6 billion.

The latest East Midlands Top 200 report shows that businesses are continuing to innovate and make optimistic strides forward, supported by a strong local economy. This in turn is having a positive affect on the region, promoting it as a great place to work, live and do business.

In its seventh year, the report provides a detailed analysis of the performance of those businesses that have delivered the greatest sustained growth over a three-year period from 2015 to 2018.

Focused case studies of the fastest growing businesses bring to life the companies behind the report. Each achievement is a testament to the exciting business developments in the region.

Key findings


This year we have welcomed over 90 new entrants to the top 200, as well as congratulating 11 companies returning to the list for the fifth time in seven years.

Small and medium sized businesses continue to be the powerhouse of the East Midlands economy, making up around three-quarters of the Top 200. Business support services make up the largest number of companies on the list, while property and construction is the largest sector by turnover.

Overall, profits have increased by 30% and employment figures have risen by 8.2% since 2018.

Discover key information regarding regional trends and learn more about our East Midlands Top 200.


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