Europe's Hot Growth Companies

  • Entrepreneurs Spruce Up the Old Bloc
    From consumer products to Web sites, entrepreneurs under 25 are dreaming up great inventions in Europe and turning them into small businesses
  • Denmark Telco Improves with Age
    More than a century old, GN Store Nord has weathered many changes in the telecommunications industry to emerge as a hot prospect
  • All Eyes on Inspecs Group
    The upstart brought fashion to the British optical market just as it was being deregulated. Wearing glasses has never been the same
  • Iliotec Solar: A Shining Example
    The German solar-energy outfit offers one-stop shopping, from planning and professional advice about systems to installation and maintenance
  • Ferretti: That's Italian for Yacht
    The group's luxury craft are being snapped up from Dubai to California, fueled by the growing ranks of the superwealthy
  • Make Mine a Double Coffee
    The Baltic states' answer to Starbucks, Double Coffee is the region's largest coffee shop chain
  • Grupo Ballesol: Retirement Can Be Beautiful
    The Madrid company's retirement homes are more like five-star hotels than traditional nursing homes
  • Webhelp: Call Center Pioneer
    French call center Webhelp successfully built its outsourcing business to the brink of an IPO, and now it's bringing it back home
  • Spreadshirt: From Rags to Riches
    The German outfit will take your T-shirt idea, print it, and sell it on the Web. Now, Spreadshirt is No. 5 on our list of European Hot Growth Companies
  • Gameloft: Games for a World on the Go
    The Paris game developer is our No. 1 Hot Growth company in Europe, and it's banking on deals with mobile operators worldwide to keep profits soaring
  • Slide Show: Stay Tuned for Growth
    From call centers to coffee shops, these 10 fast-growing European companies are but a sample of the 2006 Europe’s 500 list
  • IAWS Fills Up on Bread
    First a farming supply business, the Irish company now gets 80% of profits from lifestyle foods, including artisan bread by a U.S. division

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