We’re a Solent 250 company

We’re a Solent 250 company

The Business Magazine has just published its latest Solent 250 – an annual list of the top private companies across the Solent and South Coast, ranked by revenue. For the very first time, Beyond Retail has made the cut.

Here’s the list.

We’ve landed in position 208, based on our last published accounts for the period Dec 18 – Nov 19. Since then we’ve grown by over 80%, and our current performance would put us within the top 100.

Members of the Solent 250 club include Lush, Wiggle, Sunseeker, Hobbycraft, Fat Face and Farrow & Ball.

All in all, this is a pretty impressive achievement that shows just how far we’ve come in 10 years. 


Here are some Solent 250 facts and figures shamelessly lifted from the website:

  • The total combined turnover of businesses in the Solent 250 grew by 7.3%, compared with the previous listing, from £16.1 billion to £17.3 billion.
  • Businesses in the Solent 250 employed an additional 4,439 people, increasing total employment to over 108,000.
  • Southampton led in terms of location of businesses in the Solent 250, with 47 companies headquartered in the city, followed by Fareham (23) and Portsmouth (21).
  • Retail continues to be the largest sector, with 60 businesses, followed by manufacturing (39) and construction (34).
  • The turnover of the 250th company in the listing rose by £1m from £17m in 2020 to £18.6m in 2021, showing the general growth in businesses in the listing.

A big congratulations to everyone at Beyond, and here’s to rising up the ranks in next year’s edition!