British car maker BAC has been picked as One to Watch in the 2015 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list, which heralds the best and fastest growing UK businesses.
Briggs Automotive Company, which makes the fiery single-seater road-legal Mono from its Liverpool base, earned its place on the list due to its recent expansion and was praised for selling brand Britain overseas.
From a staff of just 22, BAC is the smallest company on the list of 10 rising stars, yet has still enjoyed sales of more than £2.4m over the past year.
The company sold 21 Mono supercars around the world in 2015, and has attracted investment from international backers to help further push the number in the next 12 months.
The latest of these showrooms was launched in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Bay last month, with the new dealership selling eight of its annual allocation of 12 cars on the launch night alone.
BAC further strengthened and celebrated its position in Hong Kong with a customer track day.
The launch in Hong Kong underlines company’s strong position in the Far East, following on from a successful introduction to Japan earlier in 2015.
The Japanese dealership has sold five Monos since it opened in July this year and drivers can take advantage of a custom-made seat and steering wheel. There are also options for trim and paint personalisation.
The Mono comes equipped with a 305bhp 2.5-litre Mountune four-cylinder engine that is capable of a 0-60mph time of 2.8sec and weighs just 580kg, giving the car a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 526bhp per tonne.
BAC founder Neil Briggs said: “We are delighted to be recognised by Fast Track and the Sunday Times for our recent success.
“We hope to continue this going into 2016, and are well placed to do so with our new dealerships in Japan and Hong Kong.
“With strong sales in America, and our recently gained EU approval, we are well placed to take BAC onto the next stage of its exciting development.”