Over the years, Champions (UK) plc have been honoured with some fantastic accolades that have recognised our success as a business. We are extremely proud of all of our achievements that reflect the exceptional level of service we put in day in, day out. Champions have been recognised as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
The landmark report identifies the ‘UK’s most exciting and dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises’ that are ‘the lifeblood of the UK economy.’ Champions (UK) plc have continued to fly the flag for business growth in the region, supporting the local economy and providing their leading creative services to a range of national and international brands.
Champions are also a member of The Agents’ Association, a dedicated group of agencies governed by high standards and professional ethics. Established in 1927, the organisation covers virtually every field of live entertainment and maintains a strict code of conduct which we are proud to uphold. Each year The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 ranks the UK’s 100 private businesses with the fastest-growing sales in their last three years.
In 2012, Champions were named as the 57th fastest growing business in the UK, showing rapid growth that centres on innovation, creativity and exceptional service. In 2011, The Telegraph named 1000 Britain’s Brightest Businesses who ‘weathered the economic storm and are set to be the foundation of the UK’s recovery.’ Champions were named among these businesses after continuing to demonstrate impressive growth despite tough economic times.
Champions were also confirmed as a winner of the inaugural Santander Breakthrough 50 Awards. Working in partnership with Smarta, Santander has created the awards in order to recognise “those businesses that are transforming established industries, leading the entrepreneurial movement in the UK and inspiring others to grow into businesses that push our economy forward.”
For two years running, Champions have been ranked third on the Insider Growth 100 Table, a directory of businesses that have continued to demonstrate their growth and marketplace presence over the past year. Having seen a 700 percent increase in turnover in since 2008, we have risen dramatically through the rankings, establishing their role as one of the region’s most successful and influential businesses.
Matthew Hayes, Managing Director of Champions and the man ultimately responsible for scaling the company sevenfold over the last seven years, was duly rewarded with one of the highest accolades for a young entrepreneur, scooping the haysmacintyre Top Gun prize at the Growing Business Young Guns Class of 2014 awards.