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Red Letter Days identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

13 April 2016

 

·        Red Letter Days recognised in third edition of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report

 

·         Identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in UK

 

Red Letter Days has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.   

Red Letter Days, set up in 1989, pioneered the concept of giving unforgettable experiences as gifts. The idea caught people's imaginations and today the company continues in its mission to make memories for as many people as possible by offering unique days out and breaks.

The corporate arm of the business, Red Letter Days For Business, helped support the rapid growth of the company; its team of incentive and reward experts work with businesses across the UK to recognise and engage employees, and incentivise and reward customers.

Seeing a gap for reward solutions in the business-to-business market, Red Letter Days For Business also launched its own shopping and leisure voucher, Lifestyle, in 2012.

 

Bill Alexander, CEO, Red Letter Days said:

“To be included in this list is a fantastic achievement and something we’re very proud of. The industries we operate in are extremely competitive yet our ambition to push boundaries has helped result in strong company growth.

“Lifestyle, our shopping and leisure voucher, launched four years ago and this year we’re celebrating sales of over £4 million as we gain popular brand partners every month to join the likes of John Lewis, M&S and Currys. It shows the hard-work and dedication from our team.

“Here’s to inspiring Britain this year and striving to do the same in the future.

 

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said:

“High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. That’s why today’s event is so important: demonstrating the strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses. 

“Today’s celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.”

 

Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. 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. Our measures to increase access to finance for business and encourage more investment have had a transformative effect on our economy.”

 

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com

  

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Notes to Editors

For more information contact Abbie Dando, part of the Red Letter Days PR team, on abbie@dandopr.co.uk or 07477987943

 

About Red Letter Days www.redletterdays.co.uk

Set up in 1989, Red Letter Days pioneered the concept of giving unforgettable experiences as gifts. The idea really caught people's imaginations and Red Letter Days has gone from strength to strength. Today we offer hundreds of experiences in the UK; an unrivalled choice with something to suit every taste, occasion and budget.

Red Letter Days has been recognised in London Stock Exhange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ list www.1000companies.com