VetPartners has been ranked 20th in the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales.
The York-based group’s sales have grown 87% over the last three years to reach £349m in the year to June.
VetPartners was founded in 2015 by CEO Jo Malone, who is among a record number of female entrepreneurs on this year’s list.
Jo, a qualified vet, spoke of her pride at the group’s impressive performance and position in the Fast Track table after a tumultuous year for all UK businesses due to covid-19: “Our position in the table is really positive news and reflects the considerable progress we continue to make as a business. Our acquisitions have fuelled our growth, and they look set to continue. We had the highest revenues and highest profit levels of all the 100 companies featured, so growing at that rate has not always been easy.
“This is a great tribute to our practice teams across the UK, who have faced huge challenges this year. While we are pleased with this achievement, we are proudest of the dedication shown by our team members this year and last year. As we end 2020, we are focusing on what we can do as a business to ensure our colleagues in all of our practices and central teams can benefit from our success…
“Due to covid-19, this has been an incredibly challenging year for many businesses, including those in the veterinary sector, and I am incredibly proud of our practice teams who have worked under difficult circumstances and indeed the whole veterinary profession.
“This is an exciting time to be part of VetPartners as we are expanding all the time and we are preparing for further growth in France and Italy. We have lots more great things to come next year.”
VetPartners has 140 small animal, equine, farm and mixed veterinary practices in the UK, with 5,422 employees working in more than 400 sites across the country and from its headquarters in York, making it the largest employer on the Sunday Times list.