CK Group identified as one of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

  • CK Group recognised in third edition of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report
  • Identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in UK
  • CK Group is a staffing and outsourcing company dedicated to servicing the science and technology community

CK Group 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.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at

The CK Group strive to be the best provider of staffing and outsourcing services for the science and technology community by providing an excellent experience for its customers.

Originally established as CK Associates in 1991 focussing on recruiting for the scientific industries, CK quickly became a leading supplier. Since 2005 they have expanded into the clinical and technical industries and enhanced their service provision to include recruitment, search and selection, and more recently, outsourcing 

CK Group’s CEO & Founder Ashley Kirk said:

“This is an amazing award for CK.  We are extremely proud to have been identified in this report; it is testament to the brilliant team here at the CK Group that we are seen as an inspirational organisation.  What a great honour to be representing and championing such a vibrant part of the UK economy as the staffing services sector.”

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.”

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

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