A Fylde coast specialist contract accountants has been named as one of Britain’s 1,000 top companies spearheading the UK’s economic recovery.
Danbro, which is set to move to the former Land Registry building on Lytham Green in the new year, has just taken on its 160th employee, and the workforce is set to double within five years.
Just after reports that Britain’s longest recession in 100 years was finally over, Damian Broughton, MD and founder of Danbro, is delighted that his company is one which is leading the recovery.
He said: “I am thrilled that the hard work and perseverance of my colleagues has been recognised. At Danbro it has always been about doing things well, to the highest standard and with integrity.
“This report is a real boost and a great accolade.”
He said that go-ahead entrepreneurs are really making their mark in the employment market and the Office for National Statistics confirmed self employment has reached an all time high. Damian said: “What we’re seeing now is far more sustained.
“It’s no longer a cyclical reaction born of necessity as a result of recession.
“More appreciate the flexibility of the lifestyle, they want to be their own boss, they want to get the work-life balance right.
“It’s an immensely fast growing market. It’s also a really exciting sector. It’s all about growth, personal and professional. Since 2000 the self employed contractor freelancer market has grown by another million.
“The natural reaction to recession was for many to cut employee costs. But it also cut loose a wealth of potential freelance expertise.”
The LSE and Growth Intelligence drew up a set of identifying factors, which included revenue growth in three of the past four years, outperforming their rivals, an increase in employees and expansion of work space.
Tom Gatten, chief executive of Growth Intelligence, said: “We were looking for companies that were growing much faster than their peers.”