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O'Neill & Brennan identified in London Stock Exchange's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain


25 April

O’Neill & Brennan identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

O’Neill & Brennan has been recognised in the third edition of the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 companies to Inspire Britain Report which identifies the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized business (SMEs) in the UK.


O’Neill & Brennan has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at    


Founded in 1990 by Dan O’Neill and Gerry Brennan, the company operates as a recruitment business in all regions throughout the UK and Ireland. Primarily involved in the construction sector, O’Neill & Brennan has sales of £70 million per annum. 

“It is a great honour for the company and testimony to all the hard work put in by all our staff over the years” Dan O’Neill, Director at O’Neill & Brennan.


Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said:

“High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. That’s why today’s event is so important: demonstrating the strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses.

“Today’s celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.”

Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said:

“UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.

“We have held the steadfast belief that –alongside deficit reduction – nurturing entrepreneurs, creating jobs, supporting hard-working families and keeping taxes low would get the UK economy back on track. Our measures to increase access to finance for business and encourage more investment have had a transformative effect on our economy.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at

Gerry Brennan and Dan O'Neill at the LSE Bell Opening CeremonyImage: Directors Gerry Brennan and Dan O'Neill at the London Stock Exchange Bell Opening Ceremony


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