Star Tissue UK features in LSE’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

Star Tissue UK a leading manufacturer of hygiene paper products based in Blackburn, Lancashire, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

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The third edition of the report profiles a cross-section of the economy, celebrating some of the fastest-growing enterprises in the U.K. The 1,000 businesses listed have, on average, grown their revenue by 50 percent over the past four years and outperformed their sector peers. Just 25 percent of the companies listed were featured last year.  

Star Tissue UK is outperforming the growing hygiene paper market, it has grown its revenues by over 100% in the past four years.  The core of its business is manufacturing away from home hygiene paper products, including private label products for major suppliers and distributors in the professional cleaning, catering and medical markets in the UK and Ireland. Star Tissue offers a number of premium quality brands including, Sirius®, ecoroll®, BLISS®, and newly launched EVOTEX®.  This year Star Tissue was proud to be accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 quality certificates.  

“We are delighted to be recognized as one of Britain’s most inspiring and high-growth businesses,” said Khalid Saifullah, Business Development Director at Star Tissue UK. “We recently celebrated another year of incredible growth and have invested further to improve our manufacturing and service capabilities ensuring we continue to meet the growing demands of our diverse customer base.  We’re honored to be formally recognized by London Stock Exchange and look forward to continuing our growth trajectory ahead of the market.”

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said:

“High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. That’s why today’s event is so important: demonstrating the strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses.

“Today’s celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.”

Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said:

“UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.

“We have held the steadfast belief that –alongside deficit reduction – nurturing entrepreneurs, creating jobs, supporting hard-working families and keeping taxes low would get the UK economy back on track. Our measures to increase access to finance for business and encourage more investment have had a transformative effect on our economy.”

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