High Growth Small Business

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

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

Tania Boler spotted an opportunity that led to creating an international health-tech brand. Read our article on Elvie here.

Caroline Plumb was inspired by small business experiences. Read our article on Caroline here.

Job Creators

HGSBs employ 1.9m people in the UK, despite making up less than 3% of the country’s businesses.

Driving the economy

HGSBs are among the UK’s most productive businesses. They’re estimated to contribute £113 billion to the UK economy each year.

International ambition

USA and China are the top two destinations where HGSBs are looking to increase exports.


Giving recognition, guidance and inspiration to the entrepreneurs who make growth happen.

Read the latest report

Measuring the impact made by the UK’s high growth small businesses

Policy recommendations report

Nine policy recommendations to encourage high growth small businesses to flourish