iCandy are selected as ‘Ones to watch’ on the annual league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits
Contributing to the success of the iCandy brand, the award recognises the leading British company’s brand values, innovation and impressive profit growth.
Business at iCandy is very much a family affair, established for over 80 years, the current third generation CEO’s brothers Bradley and Warren Appel, absorbed manufacturing knowledge from their grandfather Charles who founded a fashion company in 1933. Today iCandy is the leading British luxury pushchair brand, receiving many accolades and most recently the business was shortlisted for the ‘Ones to Recognise’ award in conjunction with The Sunday Times, BDO Profit track 100.
As part of the shortlisting The Sunday Times met with joint CEO’s, Bradley and Warren to discuss the company’s captivating history, challenges overcome, and future plans for the luxury brand.
The Ones to Recognise programme, which has run for 8 years, showcases privately-owned companies that are playing an important role in the revival of the UK’s economy. While iCandy distributes on a global scale, it is in fact run by a tight-knit British team of just over 50 people. The privately owned business has experienced an impressive growth in recent years and with its great British heritage and company values has been recognised for numerous awards.
The glamorous Profit Track 100 awards dinner took place on Tuesday 10 June, at The Savoy in London.
Bradley Appel, joint CEO of iCandy said “It’s a great honour to be acknowledged by The Sunday Times. For iCandy this reinforces our innovation, trust and pioneering British design to our consumers. It’s an important accolade to have and it means so much to be recognised as ‘Ones to Recognise’ with other great British private companies also achieving the fastest-growing profits. This supports what we believe and is a powerful endorsement, we’re delighted as a British family business to have an independent organisation also recognise it.”