For the third time, TharpeRobbins, a global leader in the managed employee reward and recognition industry, has received a prestigious level of recognition from Inc. Magazine in its seventh annual exclusive list of America's fastest-growing private companies. With an impressive growth rate of 44%, TharpeRobbins has joined the prestigious list of top 5000 companies. TharpeRobbins was previously on the list in 2010 and 2011.
"The Inc. 5000 was harder to get into this year than ever in its history. The median growth rate of the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies was 142 percent,” said Inc. editor Eric Schurenberg. “Those are results most companies could only dream of in the economy of the past three years. These are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy.”
TharpeRobbins is a leader and an innovator in the recognition industry, with a client list including many of the world’s largest corporations. The company is responsible for a number of industry firsts, from the introduction of consumer focused award offerings, to the development of generational merchandising™, and the application of technology to improve program results.
“We are very proud to have made the list for a third time," says Brett Tharpe, CEO of TharpeRobbins. “Recognition like this keeps us motivated and moving forward. This list validates our continued success, which can be largely attributed to continuously offering state-of-the art, innovative recognition and reward solutions to our clients around the world.”
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database can be found at Iinc.com/5000.
The list represents a comprehensive look at one of the most important segments of the economy, America's independent entrepreneurs.
According to the magazine, the companies on this year's list report having created more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
The TharpeRobbins Company is a privately held, ISO certified provider of managed employee reward and recognition programs, which offers in-house creative services, software development, jewelry manufacturing and state-of-the-art distribution centers. TharpeRobbins is passionate about recognition because it knows an engaged workforce produces measurable business results. With the company’s vast industry knowledge and expertise in outcome-based program design for a wide variety of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial firms TharpeRobbins offers a unique perspective that helps its clients achieve attraction, retention and performance goals through employee engagement. With TharpeRobbins, Recognition Changes Everything.
Created through the 2007 merger of The Robbins Company, founded in 1892, and The Tharpe Company Inc., founded in 1981, TharpeRobbins acquired Hinda Incentives in 2012, further strengthening its services to the industry. Headquartered in Statesville, N.C., with offices in Attleboro, Mass., and Hinda Incentives located in Chicago, TharpeRobbins’ innovative solutions have continued to set new standards for more than 100 years.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,647, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.