Despite the recent challenging economic climate, East Midland businesses ended 2019 on a high.

Their success has been measured and recognised by Grant Thornton in their East Midlands Top 200 2019 report, in which Hexagon Leasing made the shortlist.

The report, in partnership with HSBC, CBI and Macildowie, highlights the financial performance of the top 200 businesses in the region which have delivered the greatest sustained growth in profit before tax, interest and exceptional items.

Mark Pashley, director at Grant Thornton’s East Midlands regional office, said: “The 200 businesses making it onto our list this year are a great example of what the East Midlands has to offer.

“The local economy is strong and in great shape to support fast growing businesses, with 91 of the top 200 being new entrants that haven’t appeared on the list in previous years.”

Around three-quarters of the Top 200 are small and medium sized businesses, and Hexagon Leasing came in at 106th place and is one of the 91 newcomers.

The report also revealed that businesses within the East Midlands generated a combined turnover of £18.6 billion, showing that they are continuing to innovate and create fantastic opportunities for themselves to improve.

Twenty-five per cent of the Top 200 was represented by Derbyshire businesses, the highest since the reports have been produced.

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of one of the world’s leading organisations of independent advisory, tax and audit firms.