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Swindon and Wiltshire firms named among Britain’s most inspirational companies

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Nick Dettmar, CEO of Outsource UKNick Dettmar, CEO of Outsource UKNine firms from Swindon and Wiltshire have been named in a list of the UK's most inspirational companies.

Listed in the London Stock Exchange Group’s annual report, 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, were:

  • Independent recruitment business Outsource UK (Swindon)
  • Telecoms and IT solutions service provider Excalibur (Swindon)
  • Construction firm E W Beard (Swindon)
  • Cloud-based solutions specialists Appsbroker (Swindon)
  • Pharmaceutical contract packaging providers Wasdell Group (Swindon)
  • Financial Services associates Regulatory Finance Solutions Ltd (Swindon)
  • Logistics company Howard Tenens (Swindon)
  • Security system installation specialists AlertSystems Limited (Trowbridge)
  • Commercial printer Image Factory (Chippenham)

The report identifies the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across the country.

To be included in the list companies must significantly outperform their industry peers and show consistent revenue growth over at least three years.

Nick Dettmar, CEO of Outsource UK, said: “This is the second time that we have made this prestigious list and it really is a great achievement for us.

"I would like to thank all of our colleagues, customers and candidates who have helped us maintain consistent growth throughout our 27 years of trading.

"As our industry changes, we will continue to innovate and look for ways to take care of our customers’ challenges.”

Peter Boucher, CEO of Excalibur, said: “It’s fantastic that Excalibur has been recognised in this report, which focuses on inspiring and successful SMEs.

"Excalibur is a great example of a dynamic business that is continually evolving as market conditions change and technology advances.

"Over 20 years we have moved from mobile phone shops to providing full telecom and IT services, supporting over 4,000 SMEs and organisations.

"The commitment of Excalibur staff and our close relationship with customers, provide daily sources of inspiration.”

John Turner, chief executive of RFS, said “It’s great that we’ve been listed again. Our success represents over 10 years of hard work from a big team of people and starts to demonstrate that what we’re doing is sustainable.

"We’re continuing to grow our business through delivering a high quality service to our clients and bringing new offerings to the market. The future of RFS is looking very positive.”

Nikhil Rathi, CEO of London Stock Exchange Plc, said: “We warmly congratulate all of the companies identified in this year’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report.

"Five years on, the report continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of British businesses across the country. These dynamic companies are the backbone of our economy, playing an important role in the UK’s ability to innovate, export and grow.

"This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange Group’s broader campaign to support UK high growth companies.

"We are committed to championing British businesses and Britain’s dynamic entrepreneurial spirit.”