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The entrepreneurial mood in Britain is running high. Last year, more than half a million new businesses were registered in the UK for the first time in the history of Companies House.
This report is a companion to the UK Fast 50 programme, highlighting all the 2014 winners and entrants, profiling the top achievers from each region and offering our own perspective on this year's cohort.
Key findings from the report:
- The top 50 companies recorded cumulative revenues of £963 million and employed 8,500 people in the year 2013/14, up 43 and 58 per cent from last year respectively.
- The top five winners are each from a different region of the UK and seven of the nine regions were represented in the top ten.
- 60% of CEOs find technology specialist roles most difficult to hire for and retain, vs. 19% for traditional commercial roles.
- Only 18% rely on revenues solely from the UK. 69% generated some revenues from the Euro area & 51% from the US.