The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming industry peers.
With nearly 50 years trading history, John Adams Leisure Limited is a highly successful, multi-category company, synonymous with the development and marketing of innovative toys and games. Its diverse portfolio incorporates many nostalgic and established brands, including Rubik’s, Rummikub, Disney, Fuzzy-Felt, Tiny Tears, Girl’s World, Ideal Games, John Adams Creative Play, Action Science, Intex Pools and Spas.
Following a successful MBO which was led by Simon Pilkington in 2009, John Adams has enjoyed significant year on year growth, leading to the company also being awarded the prestigious accolade of The Toy Industry Awards Supplier of the Year for 2013.
Simon Pilkington, managing director of John Adams, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised within the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for 2016. Our company has successfully evolved over the past six years, as we continue to expand our position within the UK Toy market. The company consists of a talented team of people whose strengths and skills complement each other and combine to drive the company forwards. It’s an exciting time for John Adams Leisure and there are solid plans in place to ensure our continued growth and expansion both in the UK and internationally for the foreseeable future.”