The Fast Growth 50 is firmly established as the list of business success that entrepreneurs in Wales aspire to. Each year, it reminds us of the entrepreneurial potential within the Welsh business sector.
Since 1999, the 628 firms that have appeared on the twenty lists have created over 42,000 jobs and generate an estimated £24 billion into the Welsh economy, much of which is spent in their local area.
To be described as one of the fifty fastest-growing firms in Wales out of a business population of 260,000 is an achievement that should be widely recognised and in recent years a number of companies have achieved just that, from right here at Space2B.
Within this year’s top 50 list, we’re delighted to see GS Verde Group being recognised again for their impressive expansion. An integrated professional services group, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, growth capital and investment projects and advisory to fast-growing scale-up businesses, their placement in this year’s list reflects 6 years of successful business growth, where they have achieved a 900% increase in revenue.
As well as being named in the Fast Growth 50 for 2018 and 2019, they were also named Business Law Firm of the Year by Corporate Ventures Magazine and shortlisted by the UK Business Angels Association at the national awards for the Best Legal team for early-stage deals.
Specialists in in tailor-made holidays and tours of Britain, Space2B tenants adeo Travel, also made this year’s list. Founder, Darryl Walters, and Co-Founder Matthew Hicks established adeo Travel in 2012 when they identified a gap in the market to provide carefully planned and customised itineraries with knowledgeable support and advice to those holidaying in Britain.
Showing an impressive 198% growth between 2016 and 2018, adeo Travel have earned a well-deserved place in this year’s Fast Growth 50 list.
“We were absolutely delighted to rank 18th in the esteemed Fast Growth 50 of Wales for 2019. I am very proud of our progress from setting up the company in a small home office with my partner seven years ago to where we are today with an excellent team of people around us. Today adeo Travel welcomes hundreds of guests to the UK every year which shows that from small beginnings anything can be achieved. Whilst there remain many challenges in the travel industry, we are continuing to grow the company and are in the process of developing new and exciting touring products for our clients”. - Darryl Walters, Managing Director at adeo Travel.
Previous years have also seen Space2B tenants recognised for their hard work and input into the Welsh business sector.
The 2017 list saw Intelligent Loans among the top 50. Intelligent Loans is a specialist lending packager sourcing mortgages, bridging finance and buy-to-let mortgages for individuals and offers Secure and Unsecure loans for businesses. Attributing much of their success to their unique CRM system, the Intelligent Loans team boasted a 205% growth between 2014 and 2016.
2017 also saw Amber Energy make the list. Joining us in 2012, Amber Energy started in a four-person serviced office, and, after a few offices move under our roof, they quickly grew into a 3,000 square foot self-managed office space. Although the Amber Energy team has now moved on from our community, we’re still proud of their successes and the growth that we were able to accommodate here at Space2B.
Seeing businesses achieve this accolade, while based here at Space2B, makes us smile. Their growth shows us that the support we endeavour to provide, is working and that Space2B is indeed a place for businesses to take root, develop, grow and find their unique success. Our flexible monthly agreements give our tenants the freedom and flexibility to upgrade their office size as their business grows. This, along with other added benefits, from free on-site parking to a free on-site gym, helps everything run that much smoother for our tenants, allowing them to focus on what really matters – driving their business in the right direction.
Congratulations to all the companies named in this year’s Fast Growth 50 for Wales. We commend and thank you for your dedication and hard work, which goes towards building a flourishing business economy for Wales.