May 15, 2018 1.45 pm This story is over 66 months old

Lincolnshire businesses in UK’s most inspiring list

Many county firms on the list.

Several Lincolnshire firms have been highlighted among the country’s most inspiring 1,000 businesses for 2018.

L J Fairburn & Son based in Alford are largest egg producers and packers in the UK were named in the list alongside Boston-based The Coaching Inn Group, which specialises in market town hotel, restaurant and coffee shop venues throughout the UK.

House builder Chestnut Homes and training firm Inzpire Ltd also made the list based on top performance and financial indicators.

The 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018 report identified 69 East Midlands companies covering a wide range of sectors including retail, IT and manufacturing.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Companies’ revenue growing at an exceptional average rate of 71% on average, continuing previous year’s rate of 70%, despite strong economic headwinds
  • All UK regions represented, with 60% of companies from outside London and the South East
  • 34% of companies are from the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine regions
  • Companies in the North West are the fastest growing with 232% annual average revenue growth
  • Report features companies in both traditional industries and more recent economic success stories; largest sector represented is Engineering and Construction with 132 companies, followed by Information Technology with 72 companies
  • Financial Services is one of the fastest growing sectors with an average annual revenue growth rate of more than 461%, followed by Engineering and Construction at 109%

Daniel and Sarah Louise Fairburn have worked day and night to make the rebrand of the business a success. Photo: Steve Smailes

Always destined for the Alford-based family business, Daniel had been going down to his grandfather’s chicken farm since the age of three. “I was born into it basically,” he said. “My grandfather started the business and my father took it on after. I came into the business working as a boy all the way through to now. I was given options to do other things in life, but I have always had a passion for what I am doing.”

Read our full feature on Daniel Fairburn

The Coaching Inn group operate the White Hart Hotel in Boston.

Meanwhile, The Coaching Inn Group has secured at the end of 2016 a £10 million investment to support a planned £50 million expansion across the UK.

Kevin Charity is the owner of the business which currently operates 12 coaching inns and will use the capital to increase the size of its portfolio to 25 properties by March 2019.

Building work has begun on the new Boston Quadrant development. Photo: Chestnut Homes

House builder Chestnut Homes are behind the landmark Boston Quadrant development, with the first phase of 147 homes already underway (500 in total).

The scheme has also been given significant government backing of £3.5 million for a road through the development.

Managing director David Newton said: “The project will not only bring much-needed new homes to the Boston area but boost the local economy by providing commercial infrastructure, new jobs and a brand new home for The Pilgrims.”

Hugh Griffiths, Managing Director of Inzpire Ltd. Photo: Steve Smailes

Inzpire Ltd supply award-winning defence management services and cutting edge technological solutions nationally and internationally. With an £11 million turnover in sight and a 50% growth in sales marked from the previous year, the company is on an unstoppable ascent.

Read our feature on Hugh Griffiths of Inszpire.

The full list of East Midlands companies includes:

  • 3T Logistics Holdings Ltd
  • A R Demolition Ltd
  • Adept Care Homes Ltd
  • Adey Holdings Ltd
  • APAC Group Ltd
  • AW Repair Group Ltd
  • Bell Brothers Nurseries Ltd
  • Belvoir Lettings PLC
  • Bionical Ltd
  • BKJ Construction Ltd
  • Boss Cabins Ltd
  • C. Walton Ltd
  • Carfulan Group Ltd
  • Carmel Clothing Ltd
  • Chestnut Homes Ltd
  • Collins Earthworks Ltd
  • Custodian Reit PLC
  • DAB Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd
  • Derry Ltd
  • EMB-Group Ltd
  • Esendex Topco Ltd
  • Eurocell PLC
  • Evolution Funding Ltd
  • Frank Key Group Ltd
  • Geary’s Bakeries Ltd
  • Glen Farrow UK Ltd
  • Harlow Bros Holdings Ltd
  • Hopkins Group Ltd
  • Ideagen PLC
  • Internet Fusion Ltd
  • Inzpire Group Ltd
  • Johnsons Aggregates and Recycling Ltd
  • L.J. Fairburn and Son Ltd
  • LEEC Holdings Ltd
  • Leisure Furnishings Ltd
  • Lincs. Electrical Wholesalers Ltd
  • Lodge Park Holdings Ltd
  • M.Markovitz Ltd
  • M.P.B. Structures Ltd
  • Majestic Bingo Ltd
  • Marren Microwave Ltd
  • Medigold Health Consultancy Ltd
  • Medstrom Ltd
  • Meter Provida Holdco Ltd
  • Morgan Logistics Ltd
  • Mortgage Advice Bureau PLC
  • PCS Business Systems Group Ltd
  • Penny Hydraulics Ltd
  • Reveal Media Ltd
  • Ripe Now Ltd
  • Robert Woodhead Holdings Ltd
  • Robsons of Spalding Ltd
  • Rodericks Dental Holdings Ltd
  • Roythornes Ltd
  • SRS Rail System Ltd
  • The Coaching Inn Group Ltd
  • The Mellors Group Ltd
  • Three Jays Ltd
  • Tingdene Homes Ltd
  • Tioga Ltd
  • Total Motion Ltd
  • Trust Utility Management Ltd
  • UK Waste Solutions Ltd
  • Unique Window Systems Ltd
  • Verdon Timber Group Ltd
  • W.E. Hewitt & Son Ltd
  • WCEC Group Ltd
  • Whitemeadow Group Holdings Ltd
  • XBITE Ltd