John Adams Leisure Ltd has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers.
Following a successful MBO led by Simon Pilkington in 2009, John Adams Leisure Ltd has enjoyed significant year on year growth.
“We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised within the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for 2016," said Simon Pilkington, managing director of John Adams Leisure Ltd.
"Our company has successfully evolved over the past six years, as we continue to expand our position within the UK toy market.
"The company consists of a talented team of people whose strengths and skills complement each other and combine to drive the company forwards. It’s an exciting time for John Adams Leisure and there are solid plans in place to ensure our continued growth and expansion both in the UK and internationally for the foreseeable future.”
Xavier Rolet, chief executive, London Stock Exchange Group, added: “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. That’s why today’s event is so important: demonstrating the strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses.
“Today’s celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.”
George Osborne MP said: “UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow."