The Best Connection Jumps 101 places in Top Track 250
The awards are for privately owned mid-market companies
The Best Connection, which supplies temporary workers to the driving, industrial, warehousing & distribution, retail, freight and health sectors achieved a turnover of £198 million (2012) growing its sales by 17%.
Typical Top Track 250 companies employ between 100 and 5,000 staff, have sales ranging between £150m and £650m and are owned and run by established families, entrepreneurs and private equity firms. The Best Connection’s ranking provides an insight into the UK service sector market performance following the prolonged UK economic downturn.
Neil Yorke, director, The Best Connection, said: “Our industry mirrors market activity and has to respond accordingly to the ebb and flow of labour demands. It has been a tough few years but we are now emerging a much stronger and diverse operation. The Top Track 250 award acknowledges our steadfastness to our sector and commitment to our customers through thick and thin.”
According to the report, the combined turnover of the 250 companies increased from 2012 by £8.6 billion to £67.9billion, whilst employment figures jumped 10% to 409,791 people. The Best Connection joins the other 81-strong entrepreneur-owned businesses in the UK and the prestigious group of 54 businesses based outside of London.
“We are of course delighted to have moved up the league table 101 places and be listed alongside so many successful businesses but are under no illusion that market conditions are back to pre-2008 times. We have to react flexibly to the changing business landscape as many of our clients continue to experience a steady improvement in their business activities. Our focus on customer service and diversification in our sector has helped to strengthen our market position,” Neil Yorke continued.
Andrew Sweney and Neil Yorke with the award