Justin Fitzpatrick

  • "The pace and dynamism of this segment of the economy is striking"

Research partner foreword by Justin Fitzpatrick, co-founder and CEO, DueDil

For the past five years, we at DueDil have had the pleasure of partnership with London Stock Exchange Group on identifying 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. As a trusted innovator in financial technology, we work with high-growth challengers and incumbents alike to improve their understanding of companies and the people behind them.

DueDil is the most comprehensive source of authoritative information on UK companies. Our clients use our intelligence platform to power core functions across their customer lifecycle, from go to market strategy and execution, to onboarding and risk assessment. In helping our clients better use data to identify opportunities and risks, we have a unique perspective on the health of millions of UK businesses and the economy as a whole.

The world has changed considerably since we began collaborating with LSEG on this report. As the country redefines long-standing political and economic relationships, small and medium-sized businesses will take on a more vital role in creating a prosperous future. The swift growth of the 1,000 companies in this report accentuates this. In the past year, they have created nearly 100,000 new jobs and grown annual revenue by more than 80% on average.

The pace and dynamism of this segment of the economy is striking. The 2019 report contains a number of familiar names, with 30% of last year’s list making a repeat appearance. However, fewer than 10% of companies have made the list three years running, and just six companies
have appeared every year since 2015.

We started DueDil to inform and connect the economy by telling the story behind every business. London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report is an important manifestation of our purpose. We’re proud to help champion the work they do for the scaleup economy, and the outstanding contributions of each of the 1,000 companies represented here.