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Updated: Nov 28, 2019

1000 companies to Inspire Britain 2016

Olive Catering has been listed in the highly respected ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ a landmark report identifying the UK’s most exciting and dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) compiled by the London Stock Exchange.

The selection criteria for inclusion in the list required companies to have shown not just growing revenue over the past four years, but also to have outperformed their sector peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at

Damon Brown, Co-Founder said: “This is a fantastic endorsement of the success of our business and we are proud on behalf of all our Team Members and clients to be included in this prestigious list. Our focus is serving fantastic food by friendly, polite people whilst continually innovating and developing our business and we look forward to continuing our success during 2016 which has already started so well with new openings at Carpetright Plc, DFS and Samsung.

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: “We want particularly to shine a light on the companies variously identified as ‘gazelles’, ‘the vital 6%’ or ‘scale-ups,’ which have a remarkably disproportionate impact on UK national economic output. The consequence of their growth is apparent nationwide. Not just from more, higher quality jobs but in higher tax receipts, helping to fund public services and infrastructure spending. The success of our high growth businesses is tangibly and inextricably tied to the success of the country.”

Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said: UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.”

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