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Thames Valley: Search is on for fast-growing SMEs

By Dan Teuton
19 December 2019

SMEs throughout the Thames Valley have the opportunity to join The Business Magazine’s Growth list in 2020.

The Thames Valley SME 100 Growth Index will be published in our March/April issue – and our researchers are looking for fast-growing businesses with turnovers from £1 million to £17.5m.

If your company matches the criteria, contact listings manager Jo Whittle at [email protected].

As part of the SME 100 you will be invited to our annual summer networking evening as well as appear in our list alongside similar high-flying small and medium-sized enterprises.

The SME 100 Growth Index is sponsored by law firm Herrington Carmichael, business advisers Wilson Partners and new sponsor, Hicks Baker, the commercial property consultants and letting agents.

Hicks Baker is synonymous with the Thames Valley. The region represents one of the most dynamic commercial markets in the UK. Based in Reading, the ‘capital’ of the Thames Valley. Hicks Baker has intimate knowledge of the local and regional market.

Managing director Giles Blagden said he was “delighted to be sponsoring the SME 100” and looked forward to working alongside Wilson Partners and Herrington Carmichael in the year ahead.

The SME 100 listing covers independent businesses in the Thames Valley that are unquoted, private entities. Based on growth in turnover, the listing takes data from the business intelligence service FAME and Companies House.

At the top of the 2019 Growth List stood Redbox Mobile plc, founded in Newbury by Rory Mudie in February 2013. With a team of 20 staff, it is an expert in app-store marketing, helping companies of all sizes acquire customers for their apps.

The company’s Blackbox platform is an automated search platform for app developers that makes over half a million decisions a day to bid on the cheapest keywords to offer the client. The BlackBox platform currently runs campaigns in 13 territories and 20 languages.

With offices in Hungerford, London and New York, Redbox Mobile has recorded substantial growth of 177% taking its turnover to £2.5 million making it top of the list.