DYSON have ranked in a national top 10 table of Britain's biggest private companies.

Published over June 30 and July 1, the 17th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table ranked Britain's private companies with the biggest sales.

The highest ranked company in the region, Dyson, based in Malmesbury, entered the national 10 for the first time at number nine.

It is said that growth in Asia and demand for its hairdryers and air purifies helped its sales grow 40 per cent to £3.5 billion last year.

Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC UK, said: “Once again, Britain’s most ambitious private enterprises have shown their mettle by shrugging off uncertainty to grow at an even faster rate than the year before.

"The businesses in the Top Track 100 are an inspiration to all, showing just what can be achieved with entrepreneurial spirit and a determination to succeed. "The five companies in the southwest and Guernsey are the kinds of firms that provide the backbone of our economy, and we at HSBC UK are thrilled to see them thrive.”