A FRANCHISE business in Kidderminster has topped the league of the fastest growing companies in Worcestershire.

Franchise Brands, which has a vision to create a group of market-leading franchise businesses which share the same support services, is first on a list of 50 expanding firms produced by accountancy and business advisers BDO LLP.

Despite not featuring on the league table at all last year, Franchise Brands has averaged an impressive 205 per cent growth over the last three years.

Two other Wyre Forest companies to make the top 10 include Victoria PLC, designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative flooring products, and Hannafin Holdings Ltd, a real estate and construction company.

Councillor Chris Rogers, Wyre Forest District Council’s cabinet member for economic development and regeneration, said: “We recognise that times are challenging for businesses at the moment with the uncertainty around Brexit. However, it’s great to see that many Wyre Forest businesses are not only surviving but really thriving and this is reflected in BDO’s recent report.

“This sustained progress could put them on course to become major players on the regional and UK business map.

“I was particularly impressed to see how the contribution from the fastest growing companies in Wyre Forest has moved to the top spot in the county in terms of both turnover and jobs.

“The council has a positive and supportive approach for businesses, ranging from our unique local development order in the South Kidderminster Enterprise Park to connecting business leaders through its NW Ambassador scheme and providing grant funding advice and support through the NWedR team.”