Clearabee wins place on league table of Britain’s fastest growing private companies for second consecutive year
Published on Sunday 1st December, the 23rd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales. For the second consecutive year Clearabee, the UK’s largest rubbish clearance company, is ranked on this table.
Over the three year period (2016 - 2018) Clearabee grew sales by an average of 46% every year with sales exceeding £12.2 million in 2018. With a number of new contracts launched in 2019 and continued organic growth Clearabee expects growth to exceed 35% for 2019 and revenue to hit £20m by the end of 2020.
Clearabee was one of only 9 companies in the Midlands to make the top 100 list and was the only waste company to feature. Previous companies to feature on this prestigious list includes Brewdog, Ocado, Dyson, Nandos, Just Eat, Timpson, B&M, Gymshark, Fevertree, JCB and many others.
Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Group, which has supported Fast Track 100 for all 23 years, said: “While these are uncertain times, there is one thing I am certain of: entrepreneurs are the ones driving innovation, chasing improvements and challenging the norm. There are so many inspiring examples of this on the Fast Track 100 league table and it’s heartening to see the power of entrepreneurship to create jobs and positive change across Britain.”
Clearabee operates across the UK with its head office in Birmingham. Over 250 staff are directly employed by the company with around 50 of those jobs at head office. The Clearabee in-house fleet is made up of over 110 vehicles. All of the carbon produced by these vehicles operating activities and the Clearabee head office is offset through two new UK forests created by the planting of over 19,000 new trees.
The Fast Track 100 is sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, Barclays, BDO, BGF and N+1 Singer, and is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events firm.