HIGH GROWTH SMALL BUSINESSES
Meet the unsung heroes
at the cutting edge of the UK economy
Entrepreneurs: the UK’s greatest asset
We asked the founders of two companies backed by Octopus to tell us how they got started, and how funding helped push them to the next level
Giving recognition, guidance and inspiration
to the entrepreneurs who make growth happen
Rewarding entrepreneurship: a US perspective
Priscila Bala of Octopus Ventures explores how the US supports high growth small businesses.
Expansion is all about making the right connections
Companies need help promoting themselves overseas, suggests entrepreneur Chris Wade.
Helping high growth small businesses reach the next level
More can be done to help nurture innovation and growth, says Rebecca Hunt of Octopus Ventures.
These companies are the lifeblood of the UK economy
Simon Rogerson reveals why Octopus is so passionate about high growth small businesses.
What can the UK do to increase digital skills?
Sam Handfield-Jones believes the UK’s technical skills gap is an increasingly urgent issue.
Give entrepreneurs the environment they need to flourish
Alex Macpherson outlines the funding challenges facing UK high growth small businesses.
Our panel of industry experts speaks up for
Britain’s fastest-growing smaller companies
Big on jobs
1 out of every 5 jobs created in the UK comes from a high growth small business. That’s an average total of 3,030 new jobs every week.
Big impact across the UK
More than half of the UK’s high growth small businesses are based outside London and the South East.
Big on revenue
UK high growth small businesses had a combined total annual turnover of £124 billion in 2016.