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ForrestBrown team on stage at South West Fast Growth 50 2018

We are delighted to have scooped not one, but two prizes at the inaugural South West Fast Growth 50.

These awards recognise the outstanding performance of the 50 fastest growing businesses in the South West, based on turnover over the past three years. According to the organisers, businesses making the cut have grafted, innovated and overcome challenges.

The South West Fast Growth 50 was announced by television personality Nick Hewer at a glittering awards ceremony at Ashton Gate stadium.

Winners of the financial and professional services firm

The awards were split into two parts: prizes were awarded for the fastest growing companies by sector and there was also an overall ranking for the region. The countdown began with the 50th fastest growing company and worked its way down, naming category winners every now and again. About half way through, we were named the fastest growing company in the financial and professional services firm category.

We faced stiff competition in this category from local businesses Crowdcube, Cornish Mutual Assurance Company, 1pm plc, Curtis Banks plc and Kingston Barnes – and so were pleased as punch to take home the trophy.

Number one fastest growing business in the South West

And as Nick Hewer descended lower and lower through the rankings, we couldn’t believe our name hadn’t been called yet.

Finally, after what seemed a very long wait, ForrestBrown was named as the number one fastest growing business in the South West.

In the last three years, ForrestBrown has been on an incredible growth journey – our turnover has increased by 511% between 2014 and 2016. We’ve doubled in size each year and have won awards for our work. Most recently we were named the 47th best small company to work for in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Commenting on the win, managing director and founder Simon Brown said:

This win is a testament to the hard work of the ForrestBrown team. Together, we have created a fast-growing business that achieves technical excellence and delights its clients. It’s hard to believe we’ve grown so much in just a short period of time – and it’s just the beginning! Simon Brown, managing director and founder
ForrestBrown’s Simon Brown and Mark Mason celebrating being voted number 1 fastest growing company in the South West.
I’m incredibly grateful to our chairman Dr Mark Mason MBE for his counsel over the past four and half years. He has given me the confidence to set ambitious targets for ForrestBrown and advice that has helped me to achieve them. Simon Brown, managing director and founder

This article was last updated on 14 November 2018.