The report highlights small and medium-sized businesses from across a range of sectors.
In order to be selected for the list, firms need to meet a number of criteria, including being at least three years old, demonstrating strong revenue growth over a three-year period, and must be classed as having outperformed their sector peers.
A significant number of financial services firms made the list, including those involved with the mortgage market, from lenders to networks and brokers.
- 1pm PLC (parent of Intelligent Loans)
- AFH Group
- Age Partnership Group
- Al Rayan Bank
- Atom Bank
- Benchmark Capital
- Charter Court Financial Services
- CMME Mortgages and Protection
- Funding Circle
- Hampshire Trust Bank
- JLG Group (parent of Just Bridging)
- Just Develop It
- Mars Capital
- Mortgage Advice Bureau
- MSP Capital
- Pure Retirement
- S&U PLC (parent of Aspen Bridging)
- The Right Mortgage
In the foreword to the report, prime minister Theresa May noted that these companies were “breaking new ground” and demonstrated why the UK has such a “proud reputation for entrepreneurship”.
She added: “It also lays bare how small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our economy, providing the jobs that support families and communities and drive our country’s growth.”
Adam Stretton, managing director of network The Right Mortgage, said the accolade was a reward for the firm’s “commitment to growth and success” over the last few years.
He added: “We are continually investing in our services, technology and people in order to provide our members with access to a fully supportive, innovative network.”
HTB chief executive Matthew Wyles said: “We are thrilled to be picked out by the LSE in their report.
“Our growth and financial performance demonstrates the exciting opportunities which exist for a focussed, agile financial institution to carve itself an enduring niche in the SME banking sector.”