Posted on 18th September 2019

Sweetdreams Ltd has been named as one of the 50 fastest growing companies across the North East.

The Fastest 50 list recognises those market leading companies inspiring belief, spearheading innovation and driving change. It is compiled by UK Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway and supported by The Journal newspaper.

The Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 highlights and celebrates the achievements of fast-growing, profitable companies in the region by compiling and publishing an annual list of the 50 fastest growing privately-owned businesses across the region.

Sweetdreams Ltd has made it into the 2019 list – the 22nd in the event’s history – after achieving three years of strong turnover growth whilst still remaining profitable.

Sweetdreams Ltd will now go forward to the Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 Awards 2019 on October 11th, where awards will be given to the fastest growing large, medium and small businesses in the region as well as an award for the overall fastest growing business.

Matthew Stephenson, Managing Director at Sweetdreams Ltd, said “We are a family owned, confectionery manufacturer, proudly based in the heart of Northumberland – three years ago, we started a journey to grow and develop the business and its brands into new markets and new customers, with the focus on innovation, quality and value.  Being recognised in the Ward Hadaway #Fastest50 is amazing and a reflection of the hard work, investment, innovation and quality of our products and people. I’m super proud of Sweetdreams and my team.”

Jamie Martin, Senior Partner at Ward Hadaway, said: “Congratulations to Sweetdreams Ltd and every company in the Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 for 2019 for their tremendous achievement in making this year’s list.

“The Fastest 50 shows what terrific companies we have in the region and underlines what a great place the North East is to do business.”

Damien Charlton, a partner in the commercial law team, continues; “Our congratulations to all the companies that have made it onto this year’s Fastest 50 list. What unites the businesses we see here is that they all continue to innovate, disrupt and challenge. They are investing in their people and their customers and driving change, even in uncertain times, and this is fueling their growth. I’m looking forward to meeting them and hearing their stories at the awards in October.”

The Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 has been published every year since 1998 and is compiled and organised by law firm Ward Hadaway, which has offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.

Traditional Chocolate Panning – Image courtesy of Discover Northumberland
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Notes to editors:

Sweetdreams Ltd is a leading UK confectionery manufacturer and panning and coatings specialist. Based in North East for over 30 years, the company manufactures the well-known and much loved quirky retail brand, Choc Nibbles.

Sweetdreams Ltd’s state-of-the-art coating and panning line, housed in a purpose built unit allowing for controlled climate and humidity, can offer customers unrivalled quality, innovation and service for all their coating and panning needs.



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