King of Shaves is a toiletries company started by entrepreneur Will King in 1993, which now has its products stocked in approximately 33,000 stores worldwide.
Founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Jamie Doak, steel fabrication and blacksmith company Agri-Fab in Auchterarder, Perthshire has experienced rapid growth since its inception. With turnover almost doubling to £600,000 in 2008 and with the company on track to hit the £1 million mark in the current financial year, Agri-Fab is bucking current economic trends.
Michelle De Bruyne used an accountant to set up her limited company, AmHealthy, which markets a herbal nutrition programme. However, she decided to do her own bookkeeping. Good organisation, she says, has helped her track the progress of her business as well as look after her customers.
Rapid Technologies is one of the UK's fastest-growing IT and communications companies. Strong growth in recent years raised a number of financial and strategic challenges. Managing director Mark Stevens explains how careful management helped the company steer clear of overtrading.
Lincolnshire based costume and accessory supplier, Smiffy’s is reaping the rewards of their continued growth overseas. Now trading in 40 countries across the globe, international turnover has increased by 75% year on year, gaining international market share and building upon their market dominance in the UK.