42 (new) Aquascot


Formed: 1987

Sales: £38.6m

2yr CAGR: 15.0%

Owned by: Shareholder-owned

How? Supplying Waitrose with seafood since 1993, employee-owned Aquascot now has an exclusive partnership with the premium retailer. Based in the Highlands, the firm supplies whole prepared salmon and trout as well as many ready meals.

Slower-growing Fast 50 is hungry for new challengers