For the first time in the company's history, JDS made it into the Sunday Times Top Track 250 companies in the UK.

'Honestly, in my own head I was smiling!' – Scott Cains

For the first time JDS made it into the Sunday Times Top Track 250 companies in the UK and I attended the awards dinner in London last night.  To give you an idea of the calibre of some of the companies on the list I have noted a few below….It'll give you a flavour of the prestigious company we are now in when I tell you that the winner was a little know car manufacturer called McLaren.

We were number 207 but to be credited on the list at all is a great achievement.  I met some amazingly talented and well quoted people last night, some of them household names and the message from all the speakers and guests about British business was one of positivity, can do and encouragement….something I hope is echoed for our industry by the chancellor in the budget this afternoon.

So, trust me I was smiling inside, in fact I was/am pretty chuffed and you all should be as well.  The recognition is for all of us.

I'll work on showing some teeth when I smile in future…at least turn up the edges of my mouth!

Cala, Robertson, Miller, Avant Homes, MKM, Walkers, Howarth Group, Story Homes, Ridgeons. Chelsea Football Club, Rocco Forte Hotels, Caffe Nero, Aston Martin, Sky Betting and Gaming, Baxters, Walkers Shortbread, Fat Face, Timpson, Edinburgh Airport, London City Airport, Dobbies Garden Centres to name but a few.