The Cornelius Group has been included in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report.

The Hertfordshire-based independent European distributor of raw materials and ingredients has featured on the list for the second time.

The list has been compiled annually for the past three years and showcases the UK’s most dynamic and fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). To be selected, businesses had to demonstrate positive growth in revenue during the last four years, as well as outstanding performance in comparison to sector peers.

Supported by the government, the report aims to show the importance of fast-growing companies to the future of the UK economy, and the support they require.

An honour to be recognised

Dr Neville Prior, chairman and chief executive at Cornelius, said: “It is a great honour to be recognised. Cornelius is going from strength to strength here and overseas, and we are focused on delivering high-quality materials and ingredients that our customers require for their products.

“Combined with an excellent level of customer service, everyone at Cornelius is committed to ensuring that we stand out as a company to do business with.”

Last month, the company announced plans to extend its health and nutrition offer across Europe.

Cornelius is the sponsor of the 2016 Bakery Market Report.