GRS Group’s growth story continues
Aggregates business ranked among the highest climbers in this year’s Sunday Times Top Track 250
THE latest Sunday Times Top Track 250 has ranked aggregates suppliers GRS Group at number 145, making them one of the league table’s highest climbers across all sectors.
GRS – the only business of its kind to feature in the top 250 listing – claim to be Britain’s largest independent provider of aggregates, waste services, materials handling and haulage.
Over 50 years the company has developed a locally focused, service-driven business, moving 15 million tonnes of material every year from more than 30 depots and operations nationwide.
The company has leapt 60 placings since its 2016 ranking in the league table of Britain’s top 250 private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.
Geographical expansion, a number of key acquisitions and supplying aggregates to major infrastructure projects are all said to have been factors in the GRS growth story so far.
GRS chief executive Jon Fisher said: ‘Ranking inside the top 150 growth businesses is a brilliant achievement and testament to the commitment of the team here at GRS.
‘It’s also worth noting that there are more than 30 building and construction firms in the league table, and most of them are already GRS customers that we’re proud to partner with.’
In recent years GRS have successfully increased their involvement in major UK construction schemes and have expanded in all directions from their Midlands base.
The acquisition of packed aggregate suppliers Aggbag helped GRS achieve record sales in 2016, and at the start of this year GRS acquired Cornish materials business Maen Karne, as well as buying bagging plants in Staffordshire and Devon from Aggregate Industries.
GRS say they are already anticipating further expansion before the end of 2017 and into 2018.
Now in its 13th year, The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each October.