FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

The Financial Times presents FT 1000, a special report on Europe's fastest growing companies, to be published in April 2017. Innovative and fast-growing companies are the driving force of the European economy in the 21st century. They generate jobs and sustain Europe's competitiveness.

This is the first time that the FT, in partnership with Statista, has identified the 1,000 European companies with the strongest growth. This inaugural ranking covers the years 2012 to 2015. The ranking, and the trends and companies behind it, will be featured in a special report in a weekday edition of the FT newspaper and on FT.com on April 24 2017. The awarded companies will have the opportunity to display their achievement by acquiring a licence to use the FT 1000 logo1

1 Only after the purchase of a license may the "FT1000" logo be used in print and online media. Without the acquisition of a license, any integration, distribution and modification of the "FT1000" logo is prohibited.

Why did companies participate?

New business opportunities: Inclusion in the FT 1000 is a visible and public acknowledgment of your company’s performance that extends far beyond your specific industry and country. It will also generate attention for your business on the part of potential partners, customers, and investors around the world.

Employer branding: Corporate growth usually generates demand for new employees. Being featured in the high-profile FT 1000 ranking will increase awareness of you as an employer and of your potential.

Effective media coverage: The ranking will be covered in a special report, a supplement within a weekday edition of the FT newspaper and on FT.com. While the full ranking will be published online, FT reporters will focus on particularly interesting companies, sectors and trends in the articles of a special report that will appear in both print and on FT.com.

Reputation: All companies that make it into the list may use the award logo for marketing purposes.2

Access to more than 1m facts: All applicants that provide data on their sales will receive a free two-week Statista Corporate Test-Account — irrespective of whether they end up among the top 1,000 companies.

2 The use of the label and the seal FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies requires payment of a licence fee.

Who is eligible?

In order to be included in the ranking your company must meet the following criteria:

  • Revenue of at least €100,000 generated in 20123.
  • Revenue of at least €1.5 million generated in 20153.
  • Be independent (NO subsidiary or branch office of any kind).
  • Be headquartered in one of 30 European countries4.

3Non-euro countries: currency value equivalent as of 31/12/12 and 31/12/2015
4Eligible to participate are all companies from these countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Contact details

Should you have any additional questions or would otherwise like to contact us, please email FT1000@statista.com.


5Includes Spanish, Italian, French, German and English version of FAQ

Disclaimer: The Financial Times and Statista retain the right to change the criteria and/or produce new criteria at any point in the project’s lifetime.