Directors of leading standby power specialist, Dieselec Thistle, had the opportunity to pick the business brains of none other than Richard Branson this week when they were invited to his Oxfordshire home for the prestigious Fast Track 100 Awards Dinner.
Sponsored by Virgin, the Fast Track 100 lists the UK’s fastest growing companies and Dieselec Thistle appeared on the roll call for the first time this year having achieved an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 68.61% over the past three years. That achievement meant that managing director, Paul Moore and sales director, Brian Muirie, were sitting shoulder to shoulder with some of the UK’s top business leaders at the awards dinner as all 100 fastest growing companies gathered together to celebrate their success.
Comments Brian Muirie: “When it comes to business success, Richard Branson is the role model that everyone looks up to, worldwide! The Fast Track 100 Awards Dinner not only gave us the opportunity for an invaluable question and answers session with Mr Branson himself, it also provided a chance to network with some of the UK’s most dynamic business people, share our combined commercial experience and explore opportunities for doing business together.”
Dieselec Thistle debuted at number 56 on the Fast Track 100 list thanks to sales figures that have jumped from £4.2M to £20M in just four years. As concerns deepen about the National Grid’s ability to respond to growing demand for electricity, the company’s growth rate is now accelerating still further, backed by an expert team and wide ranging project experience in key sectors including data centres, hospitals, retail, distribution and offices.
Paul and Brian were able to share those experiences with business leaders from a wide variety of other sectors at the Dinner, including speakers from organic baby food company, Ella’s Kitchen, and fashion retailer, Jack Wills.
Brian adds: “While the range of companies and sectors represented at the event was eclectic to say the least, we all had one thing in common: an untameable entrepreneurial spirit and hunger to succeed. The speakers each had their own interesting story of how they’d achieved their success and there was plenty to learn from each others routes onto the list.”