Leading audio branding specialist PHMG has been recognised by three independent authorities for successful business growth, earning inclusion in the ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, ‘FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’ and the ‘Greater Manchester Ward Hadaway Fastest 50’ lists.

The Manchester-based company has been named for the fourth consecutive year as one of the ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ in an annual report compiled by the London Stock Exchange.

The list is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses. Companies need to demonstrate consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers.

“We are delighted to be included in such a prestigious line-up of leading brands,” said Mark Williamson, Sales and Marketing Director at PHMG.

“Our success has been underpinned by a wealth of evidence that underlines the growing importance of music in marketing to today’s multimedia consumer. Audio branding resonates across so many customer touchpoints – from radio ads to websites, company videos to telephone on-hold services – connecting with consumers in a tangible, emotional way.  Brand-congruent music and voice is a valuable facet of business identity.”

Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc said: “We warmly congratulate all of the companies identified in this year’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report. Five years on, the report continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of British businesses across the country. These dynamic companies are the backbone of our economy, playing an important role in the UK’s ability to innovate, export and grow.”

The company was also included in the 2018 ‘FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’ list, which includes the companies in 31 European countries that have achieved the highest compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2013 and 2016.

Earlier this month, PHMG was also recognised as one of the fastest 50 growing companies in the North West in the Greater Manchester Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 for 2018.

Founded in 1998, PHMG is the world’s largest audio branding agency, with offices in Manchester and Chicago and more than 32,000 clients in 39 countries worldwide – including household names such as Audi, Coca-Cola and Samsung. It creates bespoke audio branding which captures the unique identity of clients and reinforces their distinct brand personalities.