West Yorkshire based national bathroom retailer, Easy Bathrooms, has won a place on the annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, making it the UK’s 64th fastest-growing company.
The brand, which has a national footprint of 65 stores, reported sales of £33.3m for the year end November 2019, making it just one of six companies in Yorkshire to gain a place on the table. However, in the last 12 months, Easy Bathrooms has grown sales to in excess of £45m, opened 23 new showrooms – including 16 since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March – and increased staff numbers to 420 people nationally, making it an even stronger contender for the 2021 table.
The company was founded in 2012 by managing director Craig Waddington, selling bathroom and tile products via its network of showrooms, wholesale channels and e-commerce platform.
Craig said: "I'm incredibly proud of what we've achieved at Easy Bathrooms in the last eight years, and our recent acceleration in growth – during a difficult year – is something that we take immense satisfaction in. We aim to become the number one bathroom and tile brand in the UK – and we hope to make the list for years to come.”
The Fast Track 100 is sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, BDO, DHL Express and N+1 Singer, and is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events firm.
Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Group, which has supported Fast Track 100 for all 24 years, said: “While we are living in extremely uncertain and challenging times, there is one thing I am certain of: entrepreneurs are the dreamers, the doers, and the innovators that have the power to have a positive impact on society. There are so many inspiring examples of this on the Fast Track 100 league table showing this is just as true, if not more so, in 2020 as it ever has been.”
This year’s Fast Track 100 achieved, on average, sales growth of 73% a year over three years to a combined total of £4.4bn. The companies are all profitable, and together they employ 32,000 staff, having more than tripled their combined workforce over the period.
Easy Bathrooms was also crowned Homebuilding & Renovating's 'Best Bathroom Supplier' for 2020.