A West Midlands small business that has increased turnover by over 230 per cent in three years has beaten SMEs from across the UK to win a top award for progress.
Best Graduates, a graduate recruitment firm based in Henley-in-Arden, won the Shell LiveWIRE's significant progress award.
It recognises the company's sustained rapid expansion since first entering the Shell LiveWIRE's Young Entrepreneur awards in 2003 when Best Graduates were nominated as regional runners-up.
Since then the company has increased turnover to £608,000 in 2004/5 from £261,000 in 2003/4 with profit margins up from 22 per cent to 36 per cent in the same period.
The firm also employs 12 full-time members of staff, up from just three in 2003.
Founded in 2001, the company designs and runs graduate assessment centres and assists companies with their graduate and student placements.