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Fast Track hat-trick for Make It Cheaper
Make It Cheaper appears on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list - which shows the UK's fastest growing companies in 2013 - for the third successive year.
Make It Cheaper has been ranked as one of Britain's fastest-growing companies for the third year in a row in the 2013 Sunday Times Fast Track 100, published today (8.12.13).
Fast Track, which looks at the sales growth of privately-held companies over the previous three years, has positioned Make It Cheaper in the league table at between 39th and 92nd since its first qualifying year in 2011. With an average annual growth rate of over 50%, Make It Cheaper is one of less than 30 companies to have appeared consistently over the same period. Its indicative 2013 group revenue figure is over £14 million.
Based in Central London with 130 staff, Make It Cheaper has been the No.1 destination for businesses to get a better deal on their utilities since its launch in 2007. Following its acquisition of UK Power in 2012, Make It Cheaper also now provides competitive energy prices and expert advice for households. Its supplier panel includes all of the 'Big 6' and over 20 of the smaller domestic and non-domestic energy companies. For businesses and charities it also offers savings across other overheads including: telecoms, insurance and merchant services (Chip & PIN). By switching suppliers or helping to renegotiate deals with existing ones, Make It Cheaper will typically save over 30% of costs (as well as a considerable amount of time) that its customers can then spend elsewhere. Earlier this year it won 'SME Consumer Champion' & 'SME Most Trusted' at the 2013 Energy Live Consultancy Awards.
Now in its 17th year, Fast Track has been an early indicator of companies that go on to become household names including: Carphone Warehouse, Moonpig Cards, Innocent Drinks, Jack Wills & Cath Kidston. Sir Richard Branson, who hosts a reception each year for the winning companies at his Oxfordshire home, said: "Fast Track has become the definitive barometer of entrepreneurial Britain."
Jonathan Elliott, founder and managing director of Make It Cheaper, commented:
"This just goes to show the growing appetite there is among businesses and households for free and impartial advice as costs - particularly energy - become increasing expensive and time consuming to fix. Our model of trust and transparency has struck a chord with a growing army of fans which, as well as driving revenue, has pushed us well past the half-way mark on our mission to save customers £1 billion by 2018."
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