Whitmore’s have received correspondence from the London Stock Exchange Group congradulating the Company on the fact that we have been included in the opening publication of their 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain, a list of the 1,000 most inspiring small and medium sized Companies in the UK.
To be selected for the list, Whitmore’s had to demonstrate not only a positive growth in revenue over the last four years, but also an increase in employee numbers, workspace, contract wins or patent filings. The outcome is a list of companies richer and more varied than ever identified in any other exercise of this type. The list demonstrates that the UK has a diverse economy with companies on the list represneting over 100 sectors.
The goal of the London Stock Exchange Group in producing this report is the highlight, to as wide an audience as possible, the importance of companies such as Whitmore’s to the future of the UK economy. The research of the London Stock Exchange Group, and that of many other siilar research companies, has shown that it is almost entirely small to medium enterprises that have generated new, net job creation in the UK since the financial crisis took hold. The London Stock Exchange Group suggest that more needs to be done to raise awareness of the importance of these businesses and that more needs to be done to support and encourage companies such as Whitmore’s.