Inc. magazine has ranked US-based Grass Roots Meetings & Evens Inc at number 1222 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
This is the third consecutive year in which the US arm of Grass Roots Meetings & Events has appeared on the list with a three-year sales growth of 318% ranking the company 13th within the travel and hospitality industry specifically. The sustained growth represents real success for Grass Roots on a list that includes some of the world’s most impressive businesses.
The Inc. 5000 List represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
"We are again delighted to be acknowledged as one of America's fastest growing private companies for the 3rd consecutive time.” commented David Taylor, Divisional Managing Director at Grass Roots Meetings & Events. “Growth like this can only be sustained when businesses have a plan executed by real talent & commitment and I am proud to say we have such a team at Grass Roots."
The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.
Grass Roots New York has also been named on the Crain’s list of Best Places to work in New York City in 2015, and has recently been certified by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This certification is based on annual research on data representing more than 8 million employees, from thousands of organisations of varying sizes industries, maturity and structures in over 90 countries. Great Place to Work® is relied on by researchers, business leaders, media analysts and employees to establish the definitive standard of what a great work place is.
Grass Roots Group is the world's leading performance improvement company helping customers increase sales; deliver change, excite, educate and motivate their audience; and ultimately strengthen and develop relationships with employees, brands, channel partners and customers (www.grassrootsgroup.com).