Primrose listed as Stock Exchange top 1000

Online garden centre company Primrose 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.

Established in 2003, has grown to become a £40m business and the leading buggest retailer specialising in the gardening sector. Primrose has developed a rich range of its own garden products as well as offering a choice from other brands.

Primrose managing director Ian Charles said: "We are delighted to be included in LSE’s 1000 Inspirational Companies report for the second year running. In the hugely competitive online market, creating the most innovative Garden products while simultaneously ensuring the best value for our customers is critical to success – it’s great to be recognised for that."

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."

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."

A full list of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at

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