BURNLEY Football Club has been ranked in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 table for private companies with the fastest-growing sales.

The club follows 11 others in the northwest which have been placed.

It was ranked 27th after tripling its sales to £120million in 2017.

Other businesses include Eccleston Homes, a house builder from Warrington, Aptus Utilities from Bolton, Ditto, an online music distributor and Easirent, a car rental provider from Liverpool.

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin, the title sponsor for all 21 years, said: "Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the economy; driving innovation, creating jobs and challenging industry norms.

"The achievements of the companies on this year’s Fast Track 100 list are fantastic.

"It’s clear over the coming years UK business will have to adapt to different conditions and we must do all we can to support our entrepreneurs – who will be the engines of growth for Britain."