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GRS among the highest climbers in Sunday Times Top Track 250 growth companies

02 October 2017

The latest Sunday Times Top Track 250 has ranked GRS Group at number 145, making it one of the league table’s highest climbers across all sectors.

GRS – the only business of its kind to feature in the annual league table – is Britain’s leading independent provider of aggregates, waste services, materials handling and haulage.

The company, which has a strong reputation for going above and beyond for its customers, has leapt a massive 60 placings since its 2016 ranking in the league table of Britain’s to 250 private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.

Supplying major infrastructure projects, geographical expansion and a number of key acquisitions are all factors in the GRS growth story so far.

GRS Chief Executive Jon Fisher said: “Ranking inside the top 150 growth businesses is a brilliant achievement and a testament to the commitment of the team here at GRS. It’s also worth noting that there are more than 30 building and construction firms in the league table and most of them are already GRS customers that we’re proud to partner with.”

In recent years GRS has successfully increased its involvement in major UK construction schemes and has expanded in all directions from its Midlands base. The acquisition of packed aggregate supplier Aggbag helped GRS achieve record sales in 2016.

At the start of 2017, GRS acquired Cornish materials business Maen Karne, as well as buying bagging plants in Staffordshire and Devon from Aggregate Industries (part of LafargeHolcim). GRS is already anticipating further expansion before the end of 2017 and into 2018.

Now in its 13th year, The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each October.

Criteria to be included in the table are companies growing year-on-year by 10% or more for companies with the lowest sales; this proportion of growth is graduated to 5% for the firms with the highest sales. Total sales must be between £110 million and £650 million and are taken from the latest accounts, excluding shares from joint ventures and associate companies. Eligible companies have a workforce of between 50 and 5,000 employees.