Cleaning and hygiene product specialist Zenith Hygiene Group has been recognised as one of Britain's most inspiring companies for the first time in the Stock Exchange's list of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
To be considered for the list, companies needed to demonstrate positive growth in revenues over the last four years and also "significantly outperform their sector peers".
The list is supported by and has received contributions from George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, the secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, and Angela Eagle, the shadow secretary of state for business, innovation and skills.
Zenith Hygiene is headquartered in Hertfordshire and operates more than 17,500 sites across the UK with sites in Kent, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Scotland and in London at the including at the Houses of Parliament.
The news comes as the company announce that it has acquired Rose Hygiene Products Ltd, a hygiene products supplier that works with hotels, restaurants, care homes, hospitals, schools, sports facilities and public sector bodies, and was founded 20 years' ago by owner and managing director Jamin Wilson.
Ringo Francis, chief executive of Zenith, said: "We are delighted to have our hard work in growing Zenith recognised in such a prestigious report from the London Stock Exchange. Since I founded Zenith two decades ago I have been hugely committed to the development of both the team here, as well as the company as a whole, and to have this development recognised is a huge honour."
Francis added that the past year had been a record year for the company, which had launched activities across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East in the past 12 months.
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