Sunday Times recognises three Lancashire firms

Three companies from Lancashire have earned places on the latest annual Sunday Times PwC Profit Track 100.

Sunday Times Profit TrackThe league table ranks Britain’s privately-owned companies with the fastest-growing profits over the last three years of available audited accounts, and is published this weekend.

Jacobson footwear, a new entry on the list, ranks highest at 20th over all. The Rossendale-based company's brands include Gola, Lonsdale, Lotus and Dunlop. Its profits of £5.4m represent an increase oif 85.5% over three years.

Preston's Amber Taverns, which operates 82 pubs across the north and the Midlands, ranked 56th and Blackburn's Accrol Papers, with profits of more than £8m, made the list at 71.

They feature on the league table alongside companies from around the UK, including well-known brands such as construction equipment manufacturer JCB, shoemaker Dr Martens, Wellington boot retailer Hunter Boot, and sandwich shop operator Pret A Manger.

The Profit Track 100 is sponsored by PwC, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and UBS Wealth Management. It is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events company.