Justin Fitzpatrick, Co-founder and COO/CFO at DueDil
“Through the power of the tool we’ve built, you can know about the next generation of British business success now”
Research partner foreword
For the second year running, we at DueDil were delighted to help the London Stock Exchange Group find 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. As a financial technology company in constant contact with the UK’s most exciting firms, we knew our data would shine a spotlight on some inspiring ideas and people. Importantly, it also shows that Britain is a great place to start and grow a company.
This year’s list contains a number of familiar names but it also includes a huge number of lesser-known businesses with turnover of between £6m and £50m and from the length of the country, not just London and the South East.
These fast-growing smaller companies are, and will increasingly become, vital to the nation’s economy as they scale-up domestically and abroad. The future is very bright.
As an American entrepreneur, people often ask me why DueDil is based in London, as opposed to New York or Silicon Valley. One in every 10 directors of the companies on this list is also non-British. Like DueDil, they benefit from the UK’s incredibly friendly environment for entrepreneurs from around the world, with tax incentives, proportionate and consistent regulation and visas for highly qualified migrants.
Long may this continue.
DueDil was started to help others discover and pursue business opportunities within the UK by opening up all of its private company data. The cohort of companies that we’ve found are set to inspire the next generation of British business success; through the power of the tool that we’ve built, you can know about them now.