The Secretary of State for business, innovation and Skills and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid recognised the Midlands company in a letter sent to Oakland International.
Javid stated that he was delighted to see Oakland feature in the report and that it was “a fantastic achievement of which you can be rightly proud” and “Businesses like yours play a vital role in our economy and in our local communities, supporting innovation, jobs and growth.”
A major endorsement, the report lists 1,000 of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium – sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
Oakland International managing director, Barry Davies, said: “Being recognised as an ‘inspiring company’ is a welcome endorsement of the sustained growth that we have experienced as a family business, supported by a great team, fantastic loyal customers and partners. By the end of 2016 we will have doubled the size of our multi-temperature food supply chain business within five years and we are confident that we have many years of sustainable growth ahead of us.
“Our appearance on the ‘elite 1,000’ list ahead of 3.3 million other UK registered businesses puts us in the top 0.3% of businesses in the UK and its significance should not be underestimated, so thank-you to our team members, past and present, and to our supplier and customer partners who have shared and continue to share in our values.”