A KEIGHLEY bathroom distributor has been ranked among Britain's fastest-growing private companies.

Harrison Bathrooms is placed 53rd in the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table.

The Deal Street firm – one of only five businesses in the region to achieve a ranking – has seen annual sales growth rocket by 66 per cent, hitting £13.5 million for the year end in June.

Earlier this year, the company – which supplies more than 1,000 retailers and plumbing merchants across the UK with 12,500 products a week from its Scudo brand – opened a new delivery hub in Bedford.

It is also planning to open another depot, in Bristol.

Currently, the distributor boasts 70,000 square feet of storage which houses £4 million of stock. A whopping 400-plus orders a day are delivered using its own fleet.

Harrison Bathrooms attributes its spiralling growth to increased demand from customers, combined with new Scudo product lines and ongoing investment within the business.

It is on target to reach sales of £19 million by next summer.

Managing director, James Harrison, said: "To be recognised in such a prestigious awards programme as the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 is testament to the hard work of the whole team.

"The high quality and variety of our products, along with our commitment to exceptional service, has led to our growing network of independent showrooms which is reflected in our continued growth and success.

"We're on track for another record year of sales in 2019 and are looking forward to launching a couple of new brands."

Fast Track has published league tables of the UK’s top-performing private companies, in conjunction with the Sunday Times, for the past 22 years.

A spokesman said: "Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of UK business and have always been the beating heart of positive change.

"In a climate of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to recognise those entrepreneurs, like those of this year’s Fast Track 100, who are making the world a better place for everybody."

Harrison Bathrooms announced ambitious growth plans, with new jobs, earlier this year.

Support was provided with a seven-figure-sum funding package from HSBC.

As part of its expansion plan, the firm introduced new ranges to its catalogue in the wake of hugely-successful representation at the Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom show at Birmingham's NEC.

The growth strategy was expected to lead to the creation of 15 new jobs locally.

The family firm's roots date back over a century and can be traced to a collaboration with Thomas Crapper, the 'father' of modern-day plumbing.

Over the years, the company has been involved with some of the UK's best-known plumbing outfits.