HIGH GROWTH SMALL BUSINESSES

Meet the unsung heroes
at the cutting edge of the UK economy

Entrepreneurs: the UK’s greatest asset

CASE STUDIES

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

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Giving recognition, guidance and inspiration

to the entrepreneurs who make growth happen

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Rewarding entrepreneurship: a US perspective

Priscila Bala of Octopus Ventures explores how the US supports high growth small businesses.

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Expansion is all about making the right connections

Companies need help promoting themselves overseas, suggests entrepreneur Chris Wade.

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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.

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These companies are the lifeblood of the UK economy

Simon Rogerson reveals why Octopus is so passionate about high growth small businesses.

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What can the UK do to increase digital skills?

Sam Handfield-Jones believes the UK’s technical skills gap is an increasingly urgent issue.

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Give entrepreneurs the environment they need to flourish

Alex Macpherson outlines the funding challenges facing UK high growth small businesses.

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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.