Personal Group Plc named one of the most inspiring companies in Britain by London Stock Exchange
10th May 2017 – Personal Group, a leading provider of business products and services, including employee benefits and insurance products, has been named as one of London Stock Exchange Group’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 across the UK.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. To celebrate the publication, a special Market Open Ceremony is being held at the London Stock Exchange followed by a reception at 10 Downing Street.
Personal Group is the business behind the employee benefits programmes of some of the UK’s largest employers through its services which include insurance, salary sacrifice schemes or retailer discounts. The company’s proprietary Hapi platform is designed to be simple to use and can be customised to include whatever benefits a client might want to offer its employees. Through a partnership with Sage UK Limited, Personal Group has extended its customer base and can now offers its employee benefits to small to medium sized enterprises in the UK.
Mark Scanlon, Chief Executive of Personal Group added: “We are thrilled to be recognised in this report and feature alongside other thriving British companies. Our technology is designed to support productivity through a happier workforce, by leading to better engagement and improving staff retention. We are on a UK-wide mission to boost employee engagement and along the way, help the UK to become as productive as its European counterparts.”
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: “Four years on, LSEG’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report continues to highlight the dynamic, entrepreneurial and ambitious businesses across the country that are boosting UK productivity, driving economic growth and creating jobs. The strength and diversity of these companies is readily apparent with a broad mix of UK regions and sectors represented. These companies are the very heart of an ‘anti-fragile’ economy: more robust; more flexible and less prone to boom and bust. We must ensure we continue doing all we can to support high growth potential businesses like these.
“London Stock Exchange Group is fully committed to supporting and implementing initiatives which improve access to and cut the cost of finance for growing companies. We welcome the Government’s focus on supporting SMEs as part of its Industrial Strategy and await the outcome of its review into long-term patient capital.”
The Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:
“I want to congratulate the 1000 companies from across the UK featured in London Stock Exchange Group’s pioneering 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. Championing high growth innovative SMEs is crucial for the continued success of the UK economy and a country that works for everyone. We are committed to ensuring that companies of all sizes can access finance to grow, scale-up and create high quality well-paid jobs across the country.”
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com