Wendy Bartlett, executive chairman, said: “We are delighted to be featured in this report. As one of the few remaining independent caterers in the market, we are very proud to be recognised as a business which is excelling in its industry. In what is a very competitive marketplace, we are pleased that our sustainable approach to growth is seen as an inspiration to other entrepreneurs looking to develop their businesses. Our business is based on entrepreneurship and we are constantly looking at ways to encourage this sort of activity, not just in our company but across the industry. We recently launched BM Inc, a programme set up to support food entrepreneurs as they try to access the industry. Programmes such as these help to encourage talented people and enable them to bring some of their ideas to life.”
Xavier Rolet, chief executive, London Stock Exchange Group, added: “If Europe is to have a sustainable economic future, it must back its engines of economic growth and only real source of potential job-creation: its 23 million SMEs”.
More detail can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com