The list is compiled based on sales as reported in companies’ latest accounts and includes organisations of every kind, from Whiskey Distillers to Premiership football clubs.
The listing, at number 95, reflects another extraordinary year for the Hertfordshire based firm, which offers communication, education, measurement, reward and event management services in 14 countries around the world. The current Grass Roots client list covers all the key sectors and includes Barclays, BMW, BT, O2, Asda, BP, BskyB and InterContinental Hotels.
These and many other well known companies look to Grass Roots for services as diverse as mystery shopping, incentive schemes and employee benefits based on tax efficient salary sacrifice. The firm is also one of the pioneers of measurable disability and diversity awareness training.
Evans, himself a West Ham supporter, was quick to draw some sporting observations on the Top Track 250 list: “It makes me very proud to see our progress reflected in this league table” he commented. “It also brought a smile to my face when I noticed we are well ahead of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal!”
Racing two places ahead of Grass Roots is the McClaren formula one racing team, while the list was peppered with a string of car dealerships, suggesting the automotive sector may be doing better than many may have thought. Arsenal come in at 150, 38 places above Manchester United, while Chelsea football club, perhaps reflecting their current league form, only just make the list at 242.
Meantime David Evans and his team are celebrating being the only organisation to appear in both The Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 and Best 100 Companies league tables for 2007.