Which firms have made this year’s Top Track?
Not one North West company has make the top 10 of the Sunday Times’ annual ranking of the top 250 mid-market growth companies in the country. The region’s first showing in the list is by Warrington-based Betfred, at number 15, which operates nearly 1,400 betting shops and an online gaming service. Its sales grew 10% to reach £579m in 2016 and profits grew more than 5 times to £40m aided by the acquisition of 322 stores. It employs more than 6,100 people.