Lists of UK's Top 100 Companies

Ranking Companies By Annual Sales Or Number of Employees Works Best For B2B Marketing Campaigns

Most b2b marketers want at least one client from the top rank: the sort of client name that everyone will recognise. Our series of mailing lists of the Top 1,000 Companies meets that need to target large firms; the companies with big ideas and big budgets to match.


To show the sort of companies you will find on a Top 1000 list, here is a list of the UK's top 100 companies, ranked firstly by turnover (best for marketing director, finance director and chief executive mailing lists) and then ranked by number of employees (best for mailing lists of personnel and training managers).

You will find that our lists differ from those on the financial pages of newspapers, which rank companies by market capitalisation (share price multiplied by number of shares issued). This method of ranking excludes privately owned companies, such as Mars, partnerships such as John Lewis (aka Waitrose) and companies quoted on European and US stock markets such as Nestle and Microsoft. The financial press rankings suit investors, while our rankings are better for marketing, emailing and telemarketing purposes.


Top 100 Companies Ranked by Annual Turnover

Accenture
Aegon UK
AkzoNobel
Amec
American Airlines
Anglo American
Apple
Asda Stores
Associated British Foods
AstraZeneca
Atos Origin
Aviva
BAE Systems
Balfour Beatty
Barclays Bank
BG Group
Booker
BP
British Airways
British American Tobacco
British Telecom
Bunzl
CGI Europe
Carillion
Carnival UK
Centrica
Compass Group
Co-operative Group
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Diageo
Dixons Carphone
E.ON
easyJet
EDF Energy
EE
Ford Motor Group
G4S
GDF Suez
GKN
GlaxoSmithKline
Goldman Sachs
Greenergy International
HIFX
Honda UK
HSBC Bank
IBM
INEOS ABS
Imperial Brands
Inchcape
Intel
Jaguar & Land Rover
John Lewis Partnership
Johnson Matthey
Kingfisher

Laing O'Rourke
Legal & General
Lloyd's
Lloyds Banking Group
Marks & Spencer
Michell Bearings
Mondelez International
Murco Petroleum
National Express Group
National Grid
Nestle
Next
Nomura International
O2
Old Mutual
Openwork
Palmer & Harvey McLane
Pearson
Pendragon
Phillips 66
Prudential
Reckitt Benckiser
RELX (Reed Elsevier)
Rexam
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
RSA Insurance
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Mail
RWE npower
SABMiller
SSE
Sainsbury's
Santander
Serco
Shell
Sky
Smiths Group
Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Life Group
St James's Place
Tate & Lyle
Taylor Wimpey
Tesco
Thomas Cook
Travis Perkins
TUI
Unilever
Vauxhall Motors
Total Gas & Power
Vedanta Resources
Virgin Media
Vodafone
Volkswagen Group
Walgreens Boots
Wm Morrison
Wolseley
WPP

Top 100 Companies Ranked By Employee Size

AkzoNobel
Alliance Boots
AMEC
Arcadia Group
Argos
Arriva
Asda Stores
Aviva
BAE Systems
Balfour Beatty
Barclays Bank
BP
British Airways
British American Tobacco
British Telecom
BUPA
Capita
Carillion
Carnival UK
Castrol
Centrica
CGI Europe
Compass Group
Co-operative Group (CWS)
Debenhams Retail
DHL
Diageo
Dixons Carphone
E E
First Group
Ford Motor Company
GKN
GlaxoSmithKline
Go-Ahead
Greene King
Greggs
G4S
Homebase
HSBC Bank
IBM
IMI
Interserve
Invensys
Jaguar & Land Rover
John Lewis Partnership
Kingfisher
Ladbrokes
Laing O'Rourke
Lloyds Banking Group
Manpower

Marks & Spencer
Matalan
McDonald's Restaurants
Mitchells & Butlers
MITIE Group
O2
National Grid
National Express
Nationwide Building Society
Network Rail
New Look
Next
OCS Group
Old Mutual
Pearson
Pizza Hut
Premier Foods
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Prudential
Punch Taverns
Reckitt Benckiser
RELX (Reed Elsevier)
Rentokil Initial
Rexam
Rolls-Royce
RSA Insurance
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Mail
SABMiller
Sainsbury's
Santander
Scottish & Southern Energy
Serco Group
Smiths Group
Sodexo
Specsavers
SSP Group
Stagecoach
Standard Chartered Bank
Tesco
TUI
Vodafone
WH Smith
Whitbread
Wilkinson Hardware Stores
Wincanton
Wm Morrison
Wolseley
WPP
Yum Restaurants

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