Now in its 20th year, Kent's annual list of its fastest-growing businesses is put together based on the average turnover growth of privately owned businesses that have a minimum turnover of £1 million, as stipulated in full accounts registered at Companies House across the last four years.
Businesses with notable turnover growth over recent years that do not register full accounts at Companies House are also recognised and are invited to submit their accounts for consideration.
By submitting your application to MegaGrowth 50 you are agreeing for your details to be shared with Kreston Reeves, Brachers and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.
Invaluable media coverage
You have the opportunity to gain media attention and valuable publicity, which will help you attract new customers, as well as increasing respect from your existing client base.
Network with fellow business leaders
Attending the presentation breakfast gives you the opportunity to network with other successful business leaders and professionals.
Boost staff morale and retention
Achieving recognition in MegaGrowth 50 can have a positive effect on staff morale, motivation and retention as it acknowledges their contribution to your business success.
Impress potential investors
If you aim to grow your business further - recognition in MegaGrowth 50 can help impress potential investors.
Helps attract quality new staff
When recruiting new staff, being recognised as a ‘fast-growing business' can help you attract high quality candidates.
Raise your company profile
Appearing in MegaGrowth 50 can significantly raise your company profile in the county and gain you respect from your peers.
Certificate to display
You are presented with a certificate which can be displayed within the workplace creating pride in your staff and favourable impressions with visiting customers, both existing and new.
How to apply ?
If you have filed a full set of accounts at Companies House in each of the last four years you do not need to fill out an application form as your figures will be downloaded by the MegaGrowth 50 project team.
Others who wish to apply should complete the application form here. It is free to apply.
If you have any queries or are uncertain of your eligibility to apply, contact email@example.com
What happens next ?
All successful application forms will require verification. You will be contacted by a representative from Kreston Reeves who will ask for evidence of your financial statement.
Those making the top 50 growth list will be invited to a special breakfast presentation at the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel, near Maidstone, on Wednesday 20th March 2024.
The full list and details of the top 50 businesses will be published in the April/May edition of Thinking Business magazine.
"It’s always great to see Kent businesses doing well and the USP of the MegaGrowth 50 is that, unlike traditional business awards, it picks up fantastic success stories of businesses who don’t ever shout about it. Kreston Reeves has been honoured to be associated with the MegaGrowth 50 for over 10 years and taking part in recognising Kent businesses for their growth, as well as highlighting that this county is a great place to do business."
Nigel Fright, Managing Partner, Kreston Reeves
"This year we’ll be celebrating those who have not only survived but thrived in the face of a challenging economic environment. As a firm, we love a good success story and we’re lucky to work in a county with so many thriving and entrepreneurial businesses. We’re looking forward to hearing about the achievements of local organisations across Kent, particularly the hidden gems that MegaGrowth 50 has always been so good at putting in the spotlight."
James Bullock, Head of Corporate and Commercial, Brachers
"Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be supporting MegaGrowth 50 for the first time this year. It is important for us to be part of this celebration of successful businesses as it demonstrates that our county is a great place to grow a business. It also highlights that the Chamber is here to support and advise local businesses through the challenges that often come with a fast growth path."
Tudor Price, Chief Executive, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce