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DCS Europe of Stratford-upon-Avon has entered the Sunday Times Britain’s Top 250 Private Companies for the first time.

PUBLISHED: 14:07 15 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:07 15 October 2013

DCS Europe of Stratford-upon-Avon

DCS Europe of Stratford-upon-Avon

DCS Europe of Stratford-upon-Avon

This award in the Top Track 250 completes a hat trick for DCS. The Company has been ranked in Fasttrack 100, the Techtrack 100 and now the Top Track 250. The full listing was published in the Sunday Times on 13th October 2013.

DCS is one of very few companies in the UK to achieve this accolade. DCS started in 1994 and is the UK’s official sales, marketing and distribution company for major manufacturers such as P&G, Unilever, Colgate, SC Johnson, Osram and L’Oreal. DCS also owns the Enliven brand which is exported to 70 countries. DCS saw sales of £148 million in 2012 and are placed 220th in the Top 250.

Denys Shortt, Founder of DCS said “Ever since we were ranked as one of Britain’s Fastest Growing Companies in 1998 we have wanted to win a place in the Top 250. 15 years later year we have done it !”

Together the Top Track Companies employ 410,000 people and generated £68 billion sales representing a 15% increase on last year – the equivalent of 4.5% of UK GDP. 32% of the companies are owned by an entrepreneur.

DCS features on the league table alongside national household names such as Virgin Active, Camelot, Pets at Home, Selfridges, RAC and Pret a Manger.

The Top Track 250 is sponsored by Grant Thornton and Barclays, and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based networking events and research company.

David Maxwell, partner at Grant Thornton, the title sponsor of the league table, praised the region’s mid-market stars: “It is great to see private mid-sized businesses – including many which Grant Thornton has helped support – making such a positive contribution to the UK economy.

“Impressive leadership is ensuring they prosper despite tough trading conditions, with many companies expanding through their international operations and all making sure they retain and engage talented people in the UK.”


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