A BASINGSTOKE-based business has earned a placed on a prestigious list.

Hackwood Homes, based in Water End, has placed at number 11 in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.

The list, run by The Sunday Times, ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing sales, with 16 companies that are based in the south east making the list.

The construction and property development business has seen four years of growth, and increased staff levels from just ten to over 100.

The company turned over £30m last year and has forecast to reach £100m by 2019/2020 founded on its current business plan, which would elevate it to the top five fastest growing private companies in the UK.

Paul Williams, construction director at Hackwood Homes, added: “It’s an exciting time for the business as we have enjoyed a sustained period of growth which is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future.”

“We have a great team here - we call them our ‘Dream Team’. Hackwood has a family feel to it - a progressive company with good old fashioned values.

“We are looking to recruit in a number of areas of the business – from administration, site workers and the team management.

“We have a great work ethic and company ethos. Our culture is very important to us and everyone buys into it from day one.”

“It makes recruiting easier,” explains Paul. “As we are getting more established and well known people are coming to us for positions. It’s about reputation in the market place and being able to offer exciting challenging roles in the construction industry.”

Managing director Christopher Goddard and Mr Williams will now attend a conference and awards dinner on Wednesday, 23 May next year in London to be co-hosted by Sir Richard Branson.

Hackwood was built by founders Christopher Goddard and Paul Williams, and were aided by office manager Roxeen Drury, twelve years ago.

In September, the company moved into its own purpose built premises outside Basingstoke, with 12,000 square feet of custom built floor space.

Christopher Goddard, managing director of Hackwood Homes, added: “We are delighted to be included in this year’s Fast Track league.

“This is testimony of having a clear vision, pre-planning and a great deal of hard work as well as focusing on a growing team effort.”

The company has just taken on four apprentices with ambitions to take on a further ten next year.

Mr Goddard added: “I was particularly delighted to be part of that decision. It’s how Paul and I started out many years ago and we believe that it sets you up with a firm foundation for a career. We are constantly recruiting high quality people. You have to surround yourself with talented people who share your ambitions and vision for the future.”