Sunday Times Top Track 250 listing

10 October 2018 Rachel Dunachie

NEC Group has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading independent companies in the latest Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table, sponsored by Grant Thornton and Lloyds Banking Group.

Compiled by the Oxford-based research and networking events company Fast Track, the annual table ranks Britain's top performing private firms and entrepreneurs by sales, with required growth in profit or sales.

Paul Thandi, NEC Group chief executive said:

“This ranking recognises that our strategy of using data and insight to deliver better investments into the customer experience is translating into both our financial results and team performance across the group. We will continue our focus on delivering more than 750 outstanding live events and experiences each year including BBC Good Food Show and Crufts.

“Top Track 250 companies are an important engine of the UK economy. These companies are predominantly privately owned and must employ measured risk and investments to ensure they remain market relevant. They are resourced with great people who have the right skills to deliver market-leading products and services. It’s a prestigious club to be in.”


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NEC Group is a live entertainment business with over forty years of world-class expertise in venue and destination management.

Every year, over seven million people come together at NEC Group venues and neighbouring Resorts World to learn, conduct business and be entertained.

Five of the UK’s leading business, leisure, and entertainment venues come under NEC Group’s portfolio - the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), International Convention Centre (ICC), Genting Arena, Arena Birmingham and the Vox Conference Centre.

Additional interests include national ticketing agency, The Ticket Factory; hospitality brand, Amplify and award-winning caterer, Amadeus, as well as out-of-home digital media specialists and sponsorship consultancy, NEC Connect Group.

NEC Group also have a consultancy and venue management arm, NEC Group Venue Partnerships, which was recently awarded operating partner status for the iconic former Bradford Odeon with a remit to place it firmly back on the national live music touring circuit.