09/06/2017 10:51 AM
Friday 9th June 2017
JACKSONS FENCING IS POSITIONED WITHIN THE TOP 50 OF THIS YEAR'S SUNDAY TIMES HSBC INTERNATIONAL TRACK 200 LEAGUE TABLE
Exciting news for Jacksons Fencing, as it is announced that it has ranked at 45 within The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The league table focuses on Britains mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each June.
The eighth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table features 32 companies headquartered in the southeast of England (compared to 30 last year), including 13 new entrants to the league table. Their international sales have grown by an average of 65% a year over the last two years to a total of £1.4bn, and together they now employ more than 14,000 people.
The new entrants include Ashford-based Jacksons Fencing, which manufactures a range of timber and steel fencing, gates and associated products. International sales reached £8.6m in 2016, buoyed by strong demand in Europe and establishing operations in Dubai.
Peter Jackson, CEO of Jacksons Fencing, commented: 'We are proud that our international growth has been recognised by The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 . To have been named as one of Britain's private companies with fastest-growing international business is a tremendous achievement and reflection of the commitment and passion of our team here. This highlighting of our international success will help us in our quest for even greater global growth'.
The companies listed within the South East appear with other businesses from all around Britain, including cinema chain Vue, beauty products retailer Space.NK, appliance manufacturer Gtech, and sandwich shop chain Pret. Past stars range from drinks maker Fever-Tree to travel search engine Skyscanner.
The league table reflects the importance of Europe to Britain’s mid-market exporters ahead of the Brexit negotiations. Almost 85% of the companies (167) sell to the Continent, the most popular market, followed by North America (112) and Asia (75).
The table is sponsored by HSBC and DHL Express, and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events company.
Amanda Murphy, UK head of commercial banking at HSBC, commented:
“This year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is testament to the exciting opportunities available to ambitious UK businesses with appetite to grow their goods and services abroad. The 32 companies in the southeast of England are putting the region firmly on the map as a thriving business hub. We work very closely with our business customers to help them achieve their goals, so it makes me immensely proud to see so many of them succeed.