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A.F. Blakemore Ranked 44th Largest Privately Owned Company in Britain

July 12, 2018


A.F. Blakemore & Son has been named the 44th largest privately owned company in Britain in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100.

Published on July 8th, the Top Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the biggest sales.

In the financial year ending in April 2017 A.F. Blakemore recorded sales of £1.3 billion, up 1.4% on the year before. The company’s 2018 league table ranking at number 44 is consistent with last year’s position.

A.F. Blakemore has appeared on the list every year since the first Top Track 100 was published in 2002, and is one of 16 companies based in the Midlands to feature.

Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC UK, said: “Once again, Britain’s most ambitious private enterprises have shown their mettle by shrugging off uncertainty to grow at an even faster rate than the year before.

“The businesses in the Top Track 100 are an inspiration to all, showing just what can be achieved with entrepreneurial spirit and a determination to succeed.

“The 16 companies in the Midlands are the kinds of firms that provide the backbone of our economy, and we at HSBC UK are thrilled to see them thrive.”

A.F. Blakemore appears on the league table with businesses from around Britain, including well-known brands such as Dyson, JCB, McLaren and Specsavers.

This year, Britain’s 100 biggest private companies increased sales to a record £205 billion, up an average of 16% on the prior year. 

The league table is sponsored by HSBC, Linklaters and PwC and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events company.

It is published as a six-page supplement with the business section of The Sunday Times, both in print and in the digital edition, and on  


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