London, 5 July 2020: Vue International has been listed in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 for the fourth consecutive year, ranking 89th alongside 99 of Britain’s top 100 private companies.
Published this weekend, Sunday 5 July, the 19th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the biggest sales, before Covid-19 struck. This year's Top Track 100 achieved combined sales growth of 8% to a record total of £237bn, whilst profits grew 7% to a total of £28bn, also a record for the table.
Cinema has gone from strength to strength in recent years, as moments to completely ‘immerse and switch off' have become scarce. For Vue International, it is more important than ever to make that experience available to people, especially as the UK eases out of lockdown.
Steve Knibbs, Chief Operating Officer, Vue International commented: "We're delighted to be recognised again this year, alongside some of the UK's most successful private companies and thanks to the hard work of our teams. After a record first quarter in 2020 and having successfully reopened across Europe, we're now looking forward to welcoming back UK cinema-goers to the big screen experience."
Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC UK, commented: "Uncertainty and volatility remain watchwords in the current climate but we at HSBC UK are confident that Britain's business leaders, such as those on this year's Top Track 100, will rise to the challenge. The country has found new reserves of energy in the face of adversity and the businesses that can harness that energy and pace of change will thrive in the ‘new normal'."
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About Vue International
Vue International is one of the world's leading cinema operators, managing the most respected brands in major European markets and Taiwan, spanning 10 countries, 228 sites and 1,997 screens. The group has leading positions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Lithuania and Taiwan. From its inception in May 2003 Vue International has grown organically and through strategic acquisition to deliver a premium out-of-home entertainment experience by combining the best content, with the best technology in the best environment.
About Fast Track
Fast Track has published league tables of the UK's top-performing private companies with The Sunday Times for the past 23 years. The company was founded and is run by Dr Hamish Stevenson, who also holds an associate fellowship at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. The full league table is published as a 6-page supplement with the business section of The Sunday Times on 5 July, both in print and in the digital edition, and on www.fasttrack.co.uk.
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