BrewDog and NWTC in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100

By Nikkie Sutton

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Quick time: the list recognises UK businesses with the fastest-growing sales
Quick time: the list recognises UK businesses with the fastest-growing sales
Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog and multiple-award winner the New World Trading Company (NWTC) have both featured in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table.

The 21st​ annual list, published in the newspaper on 3 December 2017, is for Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales.

NWTC, which currently employs 858 members of staff came in at number 56, slightly ahead of BrewDog, which was number 62.

So proud

The Sunday Times ​said about NWTC: “This upmarket pub chain runs 20 venues, including the Botanist, famed for its herb-based cocktails, and the Smuggler’s Cove, a pirate-themed bar in Liverpool boasting more than 150 types of rum.

“The Knutsford-based company was spun out from restaurant group Living Ventures in 2013, backed by private-equity firms LDC and Hill Capital Partners, and changed ownership again in June last year, when Graphite Capital acquired the company for £50m.

“Under chief executive Chris Hill, 37, the group’s sales grew to £40.1m this year. It has recently launched the Canal House in Birmingham.”

Other lists

BrewDog, which has 650 employees, has featured in the Fast Track 100 for a record sixth year and was valued at £1bn in April this year.

Meanwhile, this wasn’t the first time the two companies had been featured in a highly acclaimed league table as in February this year both appeared on The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017 ​list.

NWTC ranked in 10th​ place, BrewDog in 80th​ alongside Peach Pubs at 45th​ place and the Alchemist in 63rd​ place. Oakman Inns, which ranked 42nd​ in 2016, stormed into 8th​ place.

The list celebrated the best employers using measures such as staff engagement and training programmes, something all these employers have worked hard to improve and hone in the past year.

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