Compiled by Fast Track, a typical Top Track 250 company has sales ranging between £150m and £600m, and has between 100 and 5,000 staff. Positioned 102 in the league, (136th last year) Norland has seen sales growth of 64% over the last three years, 25% in the last year to £312million, and employs 2,500 people. Other companies in the league include Camelot UK, Aston Martin, Virgin Active, Warburtons, Pret a Manger and Travelodge. The rise to 102 in the Top Track league confirms Norland’s position as one of the UK’s fastest growing FM service providers.
Norland chief executive, Ian Entwisle, said: “Norland has always focused on delivering an exceptional service to our customers, and building long-term, professional relationships. This not only ensures we retain our existing customers – we have a retention rate of 94% – the reputation it reinforces allows us to secure significant new ones.
“Much of the growth over the last year has been in managed services and integrated FM. “We could not have achieved any of this without our most important asset: our people. It is our people who deliver the exceptional service to our customers. We continue to invest in our staff, and to help them develop their careers: we won the CIBSE Training for Building Performance Award earlier this year for one of our training initiatives.”
The Top Track 250 national awards dinner was held on October 11, 2012 in London. Owners and directors of the companies in the league table were invited to hear speeches by Nick Wheeler, founder and chairman of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts, and John Lovering, a private equity veteran who has been chairman of many private equity-backed companies, including Debenhams and Somerfield. The business editor of The Sunday Times, Dominic O’Connell, presented the top company with their certificate.