“DueDil was started to help others discover and pursue business opportunities within the UK”

Research partner foreword by Justin Fitzpatrick, Co-founder and COO, DueDil

For the fourth year running, we at DueDil are delighted to help London Stock Exchange Group sourcing businesses for 1000 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, even in these times of uncertainty.

This year’s issue of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain contains a number of household names, but it also includes a huge number of lesser-known businesses with turnover between £6m and £50m, and from the length of the country, not just London. These fast-growing smaller companies will become vital to the nation’s economy as they scale 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 ten 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 to discover and pursue business opportunities within the UK by opening up its entire private company data. This cohort of companies that we’ve found is 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.