Merchants and suppliers recognised as inspirational by Stock Exchange

Builders merchants, distributors and building supplies manufacturers have been identified as some of London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020.

The report recognises the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), highlighting the regional and sector diversity of the UK’s SMEs and the entrepreneurial spirit shown by these companies.

Merchants named in this year’s report are: a.e.spink, BPS Building & Plumbing Supplies, , JT Atkinson, Scott Parnell, Smith Brothers Stores Ltd, South Coast Building Supplies and Williams & Co.

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To be featured in the report, businesses had to demonstrate strong revenue growth over the last three years and outperform their sector peers, creating a unique list of the UK’s most innovative SMEs. Further details on the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report and methodology can be found online at

Also highlighted this year are suppliers Cheshire Mouldings, JB Kind, Keylite, Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC. Millboard and TIMco.

Jim Blanthorne, Keylite managing director says: “We are incredibly proud to have been recognised as one of the top 1,000 companies to inspire Britain by LSEG. “ Huge investments have been made at Keylite over a number of years to ensure we have modern, automated and well equipped production and distribution facilities. As we head into our 20th year, Keylite has big plans to focus on growth within our key markets, supporting our customers, and developing our core products.”

David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group said: “This report highlights the vital role of SMEs in driving economic growth, leading innovation and providing jobs across the UK. In this challenging year for businesses, it is more important than ever to shine a light on these stories of resilience and entrepreneurship. The success of UK SMEs is crucial as we rebuild a post COVID-19 economy, and London Stock Exchange Group is committed to helping growth companies achieve their potential.”

 A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at


About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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