Fast Track 100- 2012Posted on 2016-11-29 11:48:24
In 2012 World of Books was announced as 22nd fastest growing reseller in the Sunday Time Fast Track 100 Business awards. The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. A typical Fast Track 100 company is owned and run by entrepreneurs, has between 50 and 300 staff and has average 3 year sales growth ranging between 50% and 400% pa.
Since the inception of World of Books from a start-up business, it took four years to grow into the largest online seller of used books in the UK and Europe. In that time the company has grown from just 10 staff in a 2000 square foot warehouse to now employing nearly 250 staff and operating from their 100,000 square foot headquarters in Goring- by-Sea located in West Sussex. The company plans to grow even further, by doubling trade over the next couple of years and are currently looking at potential investment to accelerate this growth. Chairman, Ken Blair said “It means a lot to us to be recognised for our achievements in this way by The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. The business concept came from keenly observing how Charity shops deal with unwanted donations. We were able to offer a way for those charities to maximise the value of everything they received. Nothing is wasted – what can’t be sold is recycled”.