Barrhead Travel has been placed in the top ten of the UK’s fastest growing private companies.

The Real Business Hot 100 is compiled by data supplied by research company Jordans, measured by a three-year average annual growth in profitable sales turnover.

The companies featured are described as “leading the charge to economic prosperity”.

Scotland-based Barrhead Travel is ranked in eighth position in the list as the fastest growing travel agency in the UK.

Its latest turnover amounted to £54.4million with a three-year compound growth rate of more than 76% and latest earnings of £1.8 million.

The company employs 850 staff across 56 outlets, runs a stable of 13 websites and books more than 300,000 people on holiday a year.