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Danbro named one of fastest growing Manchester companies

The Lancashire based firm of chartered management accountants has just been named one of the Fastest 50 growing companies in Greater Manchester –  the area defined by the coverage of the Manchester Evening New’s sister paper Greater Manchester Business Week..

It comes days after Danbro was ranked at number 33  in the Growth 100, an in depth analysis of the most exciting and enterprising companies in the North West, by specialist  magazine North West Business Insider – one of the best barometers of boardrooms and businesses in the region.

Danbro’s racked up a double coup by appearing in the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 list,  sponsored and organised by respected law firm Ward Hadaway to recognise the outstanding achievement of the North West’s corporate elite in terms of performance and business growth – particularly in pressing the Northern Powerhouse’s agenda for greater economic clout in the country.

The identities of the Fastest 50 have just been revealed by media partner Greater Manchester Business Week.

Winners in the small, medium and large business categories will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday February 27 – along with the overall winner from the three.

The ceremony will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester with award winning business presenter  Steph McGovern of Salford-based  BBC Breakfast as guest speaker.

Ward Hadaway, one of the UK’s top law firms with offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, provides legal support to businesses big and small, and has hosted Fastest 50 Awards North East since 1998, and Yorkshire since 2011.  

This is  the second event of its kind in the North West. It follows the success of the inaugural awards last year when Ed Cox, director of the Institute of Public Policy Research North, claimed northern cities held  the key to greater national prosperity, and Chancellor George Osborne, via video message, praised the Fastest 50 in creating jobs and wealth.  More than 200 attended the ceremony.

Invitations to this year’s event have gone out to the 50 fastest growing, profit making, private, regional companies based on research by Durham University Business School.

There are two other Fylde Coast contenders, the 1st Stop Group Ltd, Blackpool, and Trilanco, Poulton. Walton Summit Truck Centre, Preston, is also listed. All have seen their turnovers grow while remaining profitable.

Damian Broughton, managing director of Danbro, which is based at Jubilee House, Lytham,  said: “We are thrilled to be listed and be fighting the corner for the Northwest.  Great people equal great business and the NW is full of great people.”

Danbro is also in the running for Employer of the Year in the Red Rose Awards, organised by Lancashire Business View, with winners announced at the finals on March 12 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.


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