A host of channel firms have been selected for the London Stock Exchange's 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe list.
The research, in its second iteration, picks out the most dynamic and fastest-growing SMEs across Europe from a range of sectors including manufacturing, media and IT.
Of the 1,000 companies selected, 170 are based in the UK, and Germany is best represented with 180 firms.
London Stock Exchange CEO Xavier Rolet said: "Our goal in producing the report is to continue to highlight to as wide an audience as possible, the importance of fast-growing businesses to the future of the European economy. To be selected businesses had to demonstrate not only positive growth in revenue over the last three years, but also outperform their country peers. This report shines a light on some of Europe's most vibrant companies including Apogee."
Six UK IT channel firms are present, namely Apogee, Complete Office Solutions, CGI, Six Degrees, Endava and Edenhouse.
In total 49 of the 1,000 are from the IT and technology sector, while the manufacturing and engineering sector was best represented with 204 names listed.
Commenting on Apogee's inclusion, joint-CEO Jason Collins said: "We are rightly very proud of the rapid growth to £250m turnover we have achieved over the last three years, and to be publicly recognised for outperforming our country peers is very satisfying for all the staff at Apogee who make this happen.
"Our inclusion in the 1,000 Companies That Inspire Europe is a reflection of how well Apogee understands its customers' needs. We are setting the standard for managed services across Europe and we will continue to raise the bar as we grow."
Joining the channel firms are datacentre and hosting providers M 24 Seven, Sudlows and Virtus Data Centres.
Of the 1,000 companies listed, 303 recorded their most recent revenue as under €30m - the most of any revenue band - while just eight hit sales of over €250m. The average revenue was €59.1m.
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