Comline Auto Parts (Comline)has been officially ranked in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, a report celebrating the UK’s fastest-growing and dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The British distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts fulfilled the award criteria, identified by the London Stock Exchange and research company, DueDil, which stipulated ‘companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years’ and ‘outperform their industry peers’.
Comline’s inclusion in the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report for 2017 marks a hat-trick for the company following its inclusion in this same list in both 2014 and 2015. Furthermore, this is the latest in a string of awards and accolades earned by the British brand. Most recently, Comline was heralded among Europe’s elite through its inclusion in The Financial Times’ FT1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2017 and the 2017 iteration of The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.
Additionally, Comline was honoured with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016, named Large Business of the Year by the Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016 and, within the aftermarket, received A1 Motor Stores’ Component Supplier of the Year 2016.
Marketing and Communications Manager, Leigh Davies, proclaimed Comline’s delight over this continued recognition: “Being listed as one of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain is a tremendous feeling for all associated with Comline, and to make the list for a third year out of four is an incredible achievement.
“This latest accolade, and the many that have preceded it, reflect the sustained and ongoing success of Comline. Anyone who recently attended Automechanika Birmingham would have seen us proudly claim Comline to be ‘one of the fastest growing automotive brands in Europe’, and such accolades only serve to validate thisstatement.
Chief Executive of London Stock Exchange Group, Xavier Rolet, added: “Four years on, London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report continues to highlight the dynamic, entrepreneurial and ambitious businesses across the country that are boosting UK productivity, driving economic growth and creating jobs.
“The strength and diversity of these companies is readily apparent with a broad mix of UK regions and sectors represented. These companies are the very heart of an ‘anti-fragile’ economy: more robust, more flexible and less prone to boom and bust. We must ensure we continue doing all we can to support high growth potential businesses like these.”
More detail on the methodology behind the report can be found online at www.1000companies.com