Burntwood-based company scores high in nationwide league table

A Burntwood-based early years educator is celebrating after appearing in this year's ranking of leading mid-market private companies.

Simon Irons
Simon Irons

Busy Bees nurseries was ranked 18 on the Sunday Times’ Top Track 250, which recognises strong levels of growth across Britain’s leading mid-market companies.

With a 22 per cent increase in pre-pandemic sales, Busy Bees is the only early years educator listed in the 2020 rankings.

Simon Irons, group chief executive, said: “We’re thrilled to have been named among the Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 companies for the fifth year running, moving from 28 last year to being ranked 18 this year."

“It has been a challenging six months for many businesses, and the pandemic has brought irreversible changes to the economic landscape – but I’m incredibly proud of the way we have navigated the crisis and supported the NHS, both as an organisation and as individuals. Our teams have shown incredible levels of compassion and resilience, and I’m convinced our workforce’s talent and expertise will enable us to continue thriving and give thousands of children across the country the best start in life.”

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