Justin Fitzpatrick, Co-founder and COO, DueDil
“Some of these fast-growing smaller companies will soon become vital to the nation’s economy as they scale domestically and abroad”
Research partner foreword
We at DueDil are proud to partner with London Stock Exchange Group on 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for the third year running.
As a financial technology business in constant contact with the UK’s most exciting companies, 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, even in these times of uncertainty.
This year’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report contains familiar names, but it also includes a huge number of lesser-known companies with turnover between £6m and £50m. These companies come from a range of industries and are based all across the country, not just in London. Some of these fast-growing smaller companies will soon become vital to the nation’s economy as they scale domestically and abroad. The future is very bright.
As an American entrepreneur, I’m often asked why DueDil is based in London, as opposed to New York or Silicon Valley. One in every 11 directors of the companies listed in this book is also non-British.
Like DueDil, their companies benefit from the UK’s entrepreneur-friendly environment, including tax incentives, proportionate and consistent regulation, and visas for highly qualified migrants. Long may this situation continue.
We started DueDil to realise our vision of an open information economy; an economy where companies of all sizes can access information and tools to help them identify growth opportunities and mitigate risks. Soon to be the largest and richest source of company information in Europe, DueDil has millions of interesting stories within its data. The companies that we’ve found as part of this report are set to inspire the next generation of British business success. Through the power of DueDil, now you can know about them as well.