The highly prestigious accolade means the company is one of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
To be included in the list, companies had to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers.
Operating under the ‘Fencing Centre’ and ‘Stable Structures’ brands, the group employs more than 100 people and has a turnover in excess of £11m.
It was formed in 1984 in Parley near Bournemouth Airport and has other large branches in Yeovil in Somerset, Sidmouth in Devon, and in Oxford.
It also has outlets in Cadnam, Hampshire, and Three Legged Cross in Dorset.
The company uses only UK-grown wood for its products and manufactures all panels by hand. It also uses British steel for all its gates.
After the storms this winter the group sold 30,000 panels in just a six week period, giving an indication of the company’s output.
Steve Randall, who founded the business, said: “We started in 1984 from very humble beginnings and had no idea we’d ever win anything like this.
“We knew nothing about it and it came as a huge surprise. We are exceedingly proud of our company and all our staff.
“After all the years of hard work it is good to see the rewards coming through.”
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, said: “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need.”
Chancellor George Osborne MP said: “UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy.
“These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth.
“This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.
“We have held the steadfast belief that –alongside deficit reduction – nurturing entrepreneurs, creating jobs, supporting hard-working families and keeping taxes low would get the UK economy back on track.”
Pic caption: The Fence Stores Group – one of the country’s Top 1,000 companies to Inspire Britain. Pictures are the directors (l-r) Mark Rossiter, Steve Toomer, Steve Randall and Miles Thompson.
Notes to editors: The Fencing Centre in Parley, near Bournemouth, Dorset, that opened in 1984 now runs The Sidmouth Fencing Centre, Yeovil Fencing Centre, Oxford fencing Centre, Stable Structures in Hurn, Dorset, Stable Structures in Cadnam, Hants, and Stable Structures at John Brown’s Garden Centre in Dorset. It employs nearly 100 people and has a turnover in excess of £11m.
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