The BenRiach Distillery Company has been selected by The London Stock Exchange Group to be included in its report ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. It’s the first time the company has been featured.
‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ is a celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. Over 100 sectors in total are represented; from manufacturing and engineering, to financial services and retail, with companies from across every region of the UK.
To be considered for inclusion in the report, companies had to meet a range of criteria which included being UK-registered, having a turnover of between £6-£250 million in the last 12 months and a minimum of three years in operation.
Chancellor George Osborne said, “This is a remarkable list of outstanding companies. These businesses have been built by the drive, commitment and vision of Britain’s entrepreneurs and business leaders. It is my privilege to be able to congratulate them all, and to thank London Stock Exchange Group for its work.”
BenRiach MD Billy Walker said, “It’s an enormous compliment and a very pleasant surprise to be included in this prestigious list,” he said. “This achievement is testament to the hard work, passion and commitment of our people across our four sites.”
Edinburgh-headquartered BenRiach markets three core brands – BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh single malts. Last year it announced a record pre-tax profit increase of 116% to £8.9m in its annual financial results alongside a turnover growth of 39.4% to £34.5m.