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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
AkzoNobel
Aldi Stores
Allergan
Amec Foster Wheeler
Anglo American
Aon
Asda Stores
Associated British Foods
AstraZeneca
Aviva
BAE Systems
Balfour Beatty
Barclays Bank
BMW
Booker
Boots
BP
British Airways
British American Tobacco
British Gas
British Telecommunications
Bunzl
Bupa
Carnival
Centrica
Citigroup
Coca-Cola
Compass Group
Co-operative Group
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
DHL
Diageo
Dixons Carphone
EDF Energy
EE
Ferguson
FirstGroup
Ford Motor Company
G4S
GKN
GlaxoSmithKline
Goldman Sachs
Hays
Home Retail Group
Honda
HSBC Bank
Imperial Brands
Inchcape
INEOS
Jaguar Land Rover
John Lewis Partnership
Johnson Matthey
Kingfisher
Legal & General Group
Lloyd's
Lloyds Banking Group
Marks & Spencer
Morgan Stanley
National Grid
Nissan Motor Manufacturing
Nomura International
O2
Old Mutual
Pendragon
Prudential
Reckitt Benckiser
RELX Group
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Royal Mail Group
RSA Insurance Group
Sainsbury's
Santander
ScottishPower
Shell
Sky
Smith & Nephew
Sophos
SSE
St James's Place
Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Life Aberdeen
Sytner Group
Tesco
Thomson Reuters
Total
Travis Perkins
Unilever
Vedanta Resources
Vodafone
Volkswagen Group
Waitrose
Wm Morrison Supermarkets
Wood Group
WPP Group
Zurich Insurance
Top 100 Companies Ranked By Employee Size
2 Sisters Food Group
Accenture
AkzoNobel
Aldi Stores
Allergan
Amazon
Anglo American
Aon
Arcadia Group
Asda Stores
AstraZeneca
Aviva
B&M Retail
B&Q
BAE Systems
Balfour Beatty
Barclays Bank
Bestway
Boots
BP
British Airways
British American Tobacco
British Gas
British Telecommunications
Bupa
Capita Group
Centrica
CGI Europe
Compass Group UK & Ireland
Co-operative Group
Cordant Group
Credit Suisse
Debenhams
Dentsu Aegis Network
Deutsche Bank
DHL
Dixons Carphone
Federal-Mogul Aftermarkets
Ferguson
FirstGroup
Four Seasons Health Care
G4S
GKN
GlaxoSmithKline
Go-Ahead Group
Greene King
Greggs
Hilton International Hotels
Home Retail Group
HSBC Bank
Imperial Brands
Interserve
Intertek Group
Jaguar Land Rover
JD Wetherspoon
John Lewis Partnership
Kingfisher
Lloyd's
Lloyds Banking Group
Manpower
Marks & Spencer
McDonald's Restaurants
Mitchells & Butlers
MITIE Group
National Express Group
Next
OCS Group
Old Mutual
P&O Cruises
Pearson
Pentland Brands
Pilkington
Primark Stores
Prudential
Reckitt Benckiser
RELX Group
Rentokil Initial
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
Royal Mail Group
RSA Insurance Group
Sainsbury's
Serco Group
Sky
Smiths Group
Sodexo
Specsavers
SSP Group
Stagecoach Group
Tesco
Thomson Reuters
Vodafone Group
Waitrose
Whitbread Group
Wm Morrison Supermarkets
WPP Group
Yum Restaurants