Back on the fast track

Golden Charter has secured a place on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table for the second year in a row.

The prestigious table recognises private companies with the UK’s fastest growing sales over the past three years. Gaining inclusion twice reflects the sustained growth of funeral planning, in a table largely populated by younger companies.

Ronnie Wayte, CEO of Golden Charter, said: “Securing a position on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table for a second consecutive year is a remarkable achievement. It’s a real testament to the hard work and dedication of all the people, past and present, who have been involved in making Golden Charter a success story.

“We’ve grown from a two-man operation on the high street to an award-winning business with net sales of £250 million. As one of only five Scottish companies in the top 100, we are proud to fly the flag for the West of Scotland across the UK once again.

“While most of this year’s high-flying growth stories are recent start-ups, just eight of the other 99 companies included in the UK list were actually in existence when Golden Charter was first formed.”

The league table and awards programme is sponsored by Virgin, Barclays, BDO, and BGF, and is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking company.

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin said: “This year’s Fast Track 100 is packed full of entrepreneurs and family businesses tackling many different challenges head-on and thriving thanks to their team spirit and togetherness.”

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