The report, which was launched five years ago, is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK.
To be included in the list, companies need to have shown consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years. More details on the methodology, along with a downloadable PDF of the publication, can be found online at www.1000companies.com.
EPE International managing director Noel Pamment said: “We’re very proud to have been listed. EPE has been working extremely hard with brands in a difficult market to inspire independent retailers, and to be recognised for this is a great achievement.”
Harry Singh, operations and finance director of EPE International, added: “The purchase of our new distribution centre last month will allow us to grow further and strengthen our market position to achieve and exceed the company’s growth and forecast in the coming years.
“I’m delighted that the London Stock Exchange has recognised EPE as one of the 1000 companies to inspire Britain. This will further allow us to seek wider opportunities for growth.”
London Stock Exchange ceo Nikhil Rathi commented: “We warmly congratulate all of the companies identified in this year’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report.
“Five years on, the report continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of British businesses across the country. These companies are the backbone of our economy, playing an important role in the UK’s ability to innovate, export and grow.
“This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange Group’s broader campaign to support UK high growth companies. We are committed to championing British businesses and Britain’s dynamic entrepreneurial spirit.”