SLS has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe. The report is a celebration of high-growth and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across Europe.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their country peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.
Commenting on the inclusion on the list Joshua Chapman, SLS Marketing Director said “To be acknowledged by the London Stock Exchange with this accolade is a testament to the hard work and commitment the entire team at SLS deliver for our customers daily. During the last three years SLS have seen a 20% growth in revenues to £50m and increased the size of the workforce by 15%. We endeavour to be the scientist’s supplier of choice by delivering the highest quality products and services supported with a fast, flexible and friendly approach. Our success and future growth is dependent on SLS working with the best brands and manufacturers of laboratory products from all around the world, as we exist to contribute to the scientific achievements of our customers with the aim of creating a brighter future for us all”
Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness:
"SMEs are the backbone of the European economy, which is solid and growing. Thanks to structural reforms in Member States, but also to dynamic and innovative, high-growth SMEs, employment has reached new record levels with almost 240 million people in jobs. We need to continue on that path and create a favourable business environment enabling cutting edge innovators and solid manufacturing SMEs to grow and reach their full potential. Stock exchanges, such as London Stock Exchange Group, are an essential part of our Capital Markets Union, helping those with ideas to meet their financers."
Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc:
“The economic potential of Europe’s fastest growing companies is clear in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’. The report shows high-growth SMEs are the innovators, job creators and drivers of economic growth. They have the potential to transform the European economy and give the next generation of young people the future they deserve.
“So, it is vital that we give these companies, and companies like them, access to suitable growth finance. London Stock Exchange Group is committed to supporting the job creators of tomorrow, increasing their access to long-term patient capital to fund their continued success.”
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable PDF of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com.
About Scientific Lab Supplies
SLS first began trading in 1991 and has grown to become the UK’s largest independent supplier of laboratory equipment, chemicals and consumables. Headquartered in Nottingham, the company operates a warehousing, technical storage and logistics service across the UK and in several international territories. SLS works closely with leading international industry brands through a market leading catalogue and an extended range of over 450,000 products. Customers include universities, colleges and secondary schools, commercial research, government facilities and industrial laboratories of all types.