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A.F. Blakemore Ranked 60th Largest Privately Owned Company in Britain

July 02, 2020

Top Track 100

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is set to be named the 60th largest privately owned company in Britain in 2020's Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100.

Due to be published this Sunday on 5th July, the Top Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the biggest sales.

In the year ending in April 2019 A.F. Blakemore recorded sales of £1.13 billion and employed almost 7,500 people.  

The company has appeared on the list every year since the first Top Track 100 was published in 2002, and is one of 13 companies based in the Midlands to feature this year.

HSBC UK Head of Commercial Banking Amanda Murphy commented: “Uncertainty and volatility remain watchwords in the current climate but we at HSBC UK are confident that Britain’s business leaders will rise to the challenge.

“The country has found new reserves of energy in the face of adversity and the businesses that can harness that energy and pace of change will thrive in the ‘new normal’.”

A.F. Blakemore appears on the list alongside well-known British names including Dyson, Iceland, John Lewis Partnership, Nando’s and Specsavers.

This year, the 100 companies reached a record £237bn in total sales, up 8% on the prior year, with total profits of £28bn, up by 7%. A total of 74 companies increased sales in their latest financial year.

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

The full league table will be published as a six-page supplement with the Business section of The Sunday Times on 5th July, both in print and in the digital edition, and on

A.F. Blakemore - Top Track 100


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