Local MP Robin Walker has congratulated Worcester-based company Lioncourt Homes on being recognised in London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018. The companies featured met yesterday (15th May) with Chancellor Phillip Hammond at the London Stock Exchange to celebrate their achievements.
1000 Companies to Inspire is London Stock Exchange Group’s celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Europe. As well as identifying 1,000 companies, the annual reports examine in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the British and European economies.
Established in 2006 by Executive Directors Colin Cole and Neil Chandler, The Lioncourt Group has grown from a small regional developer to one of the largest home builders and landowners in Central England. This impressive growth has seen rapid turnover and profit growth and has almost doubled the company’s workforce year on year.
The multi-award winning company has also been ranked as the 413th fastest growing business in Europe among all industries in 31 countries by the Financial Times. This follows the company’s recent success of being placed 41st in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and 12th in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100. Lioncourt has now been recognised as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK for three successive years.
Commenting on the announcement, Robin said:
“My warmest congratulations to Lioncourt Homes on a fantastic achievement. It’s great to see another successful local SME recognised in this way.” “
“SMEs are the heartbeat of our economy, driving jobs and growth. Their dynamism plays a huge part in the UK’s ability to innovate and export, and, in doing so, creates high-quality jobs for the next generation.”
“I hope that representatives from Lioncourt will have an enjoyable visit to the London Stock Exchange today and that their discussions with the Chancellor are productive. I look forward to an opportunity to visit the company shortly to hear more about their tremendous growth and success.”