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AlixPartners 5th Annual Growth Company Index

New entrant The Breakfast Club poaches top spot in the Growth Company Index 2016

AlixPartners is pleased to release the fifth edition of the Growth Company Index – our annual study which celebrates the fastest growing companies in the UK eating and drinking-out sector. The Breakfast Club – the all-day dining chain – is this year’s winner after achieving compound Profit growth of 147% over its last three sets of annual accounts.

This year’s Index shows that trends such as all-day dining, innovative concepts, and revitalised bars mean that the £80 billion market for eating and drinking out remains in growth and the presence of both young, high-growth concepts and larger, more mature businesses is indicative of a sector in good health. The Growth Company Index covers the period prior to Brexit and the introduction of the National Living Wage, both of which present new challenges to the industry as a whole. As a result, operational efficiency will be a renewed area of focus for many operators to drive further growth in the short to medium term.

The AlixPartners’ Growth Company Index tracks the Profit growth of the eating and drinking out sector’s most successful privately-owned operators and provides market commentary and background on each of the 50 companies in the Index.

In addition to analysis of the latest results, the report also contains:

  • Commentary from Peter Martin of CGA Peach on the changing map of the UK eating out market;
  • Mark Wingett of MCA Insight on how industry leaders and consumer view the market, post-Brexit; and
  • Chris Hill of The New World Trading Company on his recent management buyout of the business, backed by Graphite Capital.

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Compliments of AlixPartners – a member of the EACCNY