Awards & Recognition

For the third year running, Rochdale-based online toy retailer, Maqio Toys has been named one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the region.
Maqio ranked 40th in this year’s North West Fastest 50 Awards due to a growth of 32.42% in its turnover. The list of fastest-growing companies is compiled by Ward Hadaway in association with the Greater Manchester Chamber Of Commerce. 
Director of Maqio, Edmund Lim, says: “To be included in this list for the third time is a testament to the hard work and dedication our team has put in. We are so proud of our increasingly loyal customer base that has fuelled our growth.”
The list ranks 50 best-performing privately-owned companies which have consistently increased turnover over the past three financial years, whilst remaining profitable. 
Liz Bottrill, the Executive Partner at Ward Hadaway's Manchester Office, said: "This year’s Fastest 50 list, as always, boasts many management teams with an unwavering passion to succeed who have created high growth, profitable businesses. It’s this spirit, and the business success that it creates, that we are delighted to celebrate."
With a promise to provide incredible magical memories to children across the UK, Maqio has seen exceptional growth since its inception in 2010. 
With such impressive growth, Maqio has big plans and is excited for the future of the brand, planning to invest in the business and staff through reorganising and fostering a productive workforce. This will ensure Maqio keeps its momentum and reach its goal to be a “One stop shop for all things kids.” 
This growth within Maqio has allowed the company to increase its staff number and implement an investment plan to ensure the size of the company keeps up with the rise in financial growth. 
Edmund continues: “Over the next year Maqio is planning to increase the categories and the types of products we sell. Meaning we'll be able to offer everything to keep kids across the country happy.” 
With continued expansion, Maqio has a set of targets they are expecting to hit in 2023, including increasing the product range which includes Maqios own brand, setting up more channels, marketplace and websites to sell on, and reviewing and improving policies to boost staff morale and efficiency as the company continues to grow.

Maqio Toys are ecstatic that we have been recognised again by the prestigious Ward Hadaway North West Fastest 50 Awards 2021, in association with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, celebrate growth, innovation, and the commercial achievements of North West businesses.

Based on financial data filed with Companies House, the list ranks the fifty best performing privately-owned companies which have consistently increased turnover whilst remaining profitable. Maqio Toys is continuing to grow by investing in their teams and infrastructure, a full redesign of the website with a focus to improve customers shopping experience and working closely with key suppliers.

Edmund Lim, Maqio Toys Managing Director said, “This award was made possible due to our customers and dedicated teams. We have devoted ourselves to offer the best selection of licensed products at the best possible prices while maintaining outstanding customer service. With a move to a bigger premise on the horizon, we are hoping for even more growth in the future."

The organisers of the Fastest 50 list made the decision to publish the list as usual despite the impact of the pandemic, to celebrate these successes and attempt to continue to motivate and inspire those operating in the North West business community.

Paul Johnson, Executive Partner of Ward Hadaway's Manchester Office, said, "Congratulations to Maqio Toys and every company in the Ward Hadaway North West Fastest 50 for 2021 for their tremendous achievements."

Maqio Ltd are proud to have been recognised with a nomination in the Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 for 2018, which highlights and celebrates the achievements of fast-growing, profitable companies in the region. We made the 2018 list after achieving three years of strong turnover and remaining profitable.

Paul Johnson Executive Partner at Ward Hadaway's Manchester office, said: "We would like to congratulate Maqio Ltd and every company in the Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 for 2018 for their successes in making this year's list… The Fastest 50 shows what tremendous companies we have in the region and underlines what a great place Greater Manchester is to do business."

Maqio placed in the final three for the category of Small Business (below £7.5 million turnover).Considering the calibre of our competitors, we consider this to be a great honour.

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