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Top 200 companies revealed in Nottingham Business School report for the Nottingham Post

The top 200 companies in Nottinghamshire have been revealed in a report compiled by Nottingham Business School for the Nottingham Post.

Will Rossiter reading the supplement
Will Rossiter compiled the Top 200 Companies supplement. Credit: Nottingham Post

The top 200 companies in Nottinghamshire have been revealed in a report compiled by Nottingham Business School for the Nottingham Post.

Boots leads the way - recording an annual turnover of more than £8 billion - in a list which includes companies from a diverse range of sectors, including finance, fashion, leisure and construction. This year’s report also includes Nottingham’s top 20 employers, headed Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and its 13,000 employees.

The data was gathered and analysed by Will Rossiter, Associate Professor at Nottingham Business School, and colleagues from the Department of Economics. He said: “This list takes the pulse of the local economy, identifies our best performing companies and allows us to think about the shape of the business community in Nottingham.

“A thriving business sector capable of providing quality jobs for local people, attracting the best talent and competing with the best of the international competition will be key as the city and county strive for a positive post-Brexit future.”

Nottingham Post business editor, Matt Bunn, said: “There can be no denying 2018 has been a tough year for UK business. But as the top 200 listing shows, our county can still proudly boast to be the home to some of the UK’s biggest firms, from national brands through to tech start-ups creating the most innovative products on the market.”

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Professor Baback Yazdani, added: “Our top 200 lead the way in our region for productivity and wealth generation in the county, but we need more investment from them, plus greater collaboration between firms and universities to improve education and skills.

“Local government and the universities must also work with the top 200 to create better infrastructure for transport, communication and the modern economy. If we all do this, our county’s productivity will improve – and so will our living standards.”

The business data used to compile the list was principally sourced from the FAME database supplied by Bureau Van Dijk. It was supplemented by other publicly available sources of business information where necessary.  To be eligible for inclusion, companies must be active and have reported accounts for 2016 or 2017.

The Top 200 Companies supplement was launched to business leaders at a Nottingham Post event at Harts restaurant in Nottingham. Speeches on the theme of collaboration were made by Nottingham Post editor, Mike Sassi; Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace; leader of Nottingham City Council, Jon Collins; Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, Professor Edward Peck; and chief operating officer of law firm Browne Jacobson, Sarah Walker-Smith.

Nottingham Business School also contributed to the supplement with analysis of Nottingham’s retail sector by Nelson Blackley from the National Retail Research Knowledge Exchange Centre, and the rise of biotech in the city by Will Rossiter, Professor David Smith and Daniel McDonald-Junor.

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Top 200 companies revealed in Nottingham Business School report for the Nottingham Post

Published on 12 September 2018
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