Company of the Year: Rapidity

The numbers speak for themselves: a 20% year-on-year increase in revenue and 18% growth in pre-tax profits.

Rapidity deservedly triumphed in a year that saw the business continue to win contracts with household-name clients. It also successfully amalgamated Lefa Print, which it acquired just over 18 months ago, into its operations - a process that included merging staff and equipment, in addition to fully refurbishing Lefa’s 1,300sqm premises in south London. “What a story and what a business,” gushed the judges. “It just goes to prove what a well-run family business can achieve when their eyes are firmly on the ball.”



Highly commended

Buxton Press

Derbyshire-based Buxton has repeatedly triumphed in this category in the past, but this time around it was pipped to the post by Rapidity. The company’s ambitious ongoing investment in equipment and people continued unabated over the past 12 months, with Buxton also achieving ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certification. As one judge put it: “Buxton will always be right up there - it’s an incredible business.” 

Curtis Packaging

Last year Curtis was highly commended in this category and narrowly missed out again this time around, despite a sterling performance over the past 12 months. The judges were wooed by this “impressive business” that stands out in a competitive market. “I think we could have a future winner here,” commented one.


Buxton Press

Curtis Packaging

Fox Group



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