Mar-Key Group take home prize at Solent awards

It’s official! Mar-Key Group is the fastest rising business in the Solent region, receiving a prestigious PRIZE at the Solent SME Growth 100 awards ceremony.

On a night packed with pride and passion for supporting local businesses, Mar-Key Group picked up the prize for Fast Riser at the Solent awards, sponsored by The Business Magazine.

The Fast Riser Award is given to a privately-owned business that has grown considerably year-on-year with a compelling story to tell; that has shown stellar growth and can demonstrate it is well set up to continue this growth trajectory over the next financial year, thereby having a hugely positive impact on the Solent community.

Finalists were selected from the latest Solent SME Growth 100 list.

Mar-Key Group qualified for the rankings having had the fourth highest annual growth in the region with turnover of £94.9%.

Up against four other finalists on the night, to come out on top in this exciting category truly means a lot to our business and the people who work here.

“Our 95% growth in the last two years has come from diversifying our business model – previously we focused mainly on events and now we do a lot of commercial work – and driving our international business. Moving to new premises has greatly increased our capacity. We are looking to grow sustainably at around 20% per year. We are also benefiting from private equity fundraising. We’re growing but also maintaining a fun, ‘family business’ ethos which is us all over, so this award is for our whole team who we’re really proud of.” Hannah Field, Group Brand and Marketing Manager, Jade Carpenter, Chief Commercial Officer, Mar-Key Group.

We thank the judges for choosing Mar-Key Group as winner of the Fast Riser category at the Solent awards.

Judges’ comments: “Our chosen winner is well deserving, and their financial growth speaks for itself, with 95% growth over the last two years. They have a 5% market share in the UK, with an ambitious growth plan for international expansions. Following a recent fund raise, and a strong management team, we got a clear sense they will deliver on their growth plans. Fun with a family business ethos, focus on culture and quality.”

We extend our thanks with the sponsors of the Solent SME Growth 100 listing. They are SME Capital, Cobweb, Chilworth Partnership and Evelyn Partners.

Mar-Key Group also appeared as finalists for the International Business of the Year, and would like to congratulate the winners of all event categories.