About Us

The UK’s high-growth ecosystem
— all on one platform

Beauhurst is an intuitive data platform that allows you to explore 30,000 of the UK’s most ambitious companies and the ecosystem around them.

We help thousands of analysts, investors, strategists and business development experts to understand the landscape and find the companies that matter to them — faster than ever before.

Why thousands of professionals
choose Beauhurst

Save hours of manual research each week with powerful tools to find, track and understand companies at record speed.

Make proactive business decisions that impact your bottom line, with comprehensive and accurate data that paints a full picture of the landscape.

We’ve been problem solvers from the beginning

Co-founders Toby and Stephen first devised the idea for Beauhurst as consultants, when they were tasked with finding potential investors for British companies. They became increasingly frustrated with the process, which involved trawling the internet, and offered no real clarity into the activity of funds. Whilst on the hunt for some quality structured data and an advanced tool to help them, they soon realised that no such thing existed.

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With their entrepreneurial flair and natural ability to problem solve, the duo set to work on building the solution. The new side-hustle soon demanded all of their attention, and swiftly became their main-hustle. After two years of operating as UKFunders (a rather dusty name, in retrospect), angel investor Charles Songhurst came on board. With the company evolving at a steady rate and a growing team behind it, it was eventually time for the brand to evolve too. At four years old, UKFunders became Beauhurst.

Since then, we’ve built the Beauhurst platform with high quality, manually curated and mind-blowing data at its core. Our product is incredibly intuitive, and has been developed around the wants and needs of our subscribers in order to make their lives easier. Through our powerful set of search and visualisation tools, we enable them to quickly answer real world business questions that would otherwise elude them.

Having just celebrated our tenth birthday, we’ve grown the Beauhurst team to over 70 ambitious individuals, opened offices in London and Nottingham, and massively advanced the state-of-the-art platform. We also have a fast-growing roster of industry-leading clients, from Crowdcube to finnCap, Newable to Grant Thornton, and are widely recognised as a thought leader in the high-growth space.

But we don’t intend on stopping there. Want to see where we go next? Join our mailing list to receive updates on the high-growth economy and our own high-growth endeavours, and join our team to help us get there.

Our leadership

Toby Austin
Toby Austin
CEO and Co-Founder
Toby has broad experience in building businesses, both advising others and creating and growing his own companies. As CEO he leads on Beauhurst’s strategic direction and development.
Stephen Bence
Chairman and Co-Founder
Stephen has a long background in consultancy and commercialisation, and is an expert in high-growth companies, strategy and divorce law.
Henry Whorwood
Henry Whorwood
Head of Research & Consultancy

Henry leads our Consultancy team, delivering research projects and reports for clients including the British Business Bank, Innovate UK and EY. He is an in-demand speaker on the high-growth landscape.
Zoe Carmichael, Head of Account Management, Beauhurst
Zoe Carmichael
Head of Account Management
Zoë heads up our Account Management team, helping our clients get the most out of Beauhurst. She is trusted by hundreds of professionals to help them grow their businesses using our data.
John Davis
Head of Marketing
As our Head of Marketing, John oversees content, paid media and events to spread the Beauhurst name and help us reach new customers. He has a degree in Philosophy and French from Trinity College Dublin.
Jo Saxby
Joseph Saxby
Head of Operations
Jo looks after Beauhurst’s operations, working to improve the efficiency of everything we do, and oversees finance, legal, HR, and strategy. He previously ran Mankind.co.uk at The Hut Group.
Pedro Madeira
Pedro Madeira
Head of Data
Pedro oversees our data collection and analysis team, making sure we have the most up-to-date, well-structured and useful data. He is passionate about providing excellent service to our subscribers.
Pravish Patel
Pravish Patel
Head of Sales
Pravish leads Beauhurst’s Business Development team, working closely with professionals across all sectors to help them understand the benefits our platform and data can bring to their businesses.

Our culture

We’re proud of the culture we’ve built here at Beauhurst. Guided by the principles of ‘think first’ and ‘go get’, we’re a determined and fun team with a huge mix of skills – both in and out of the office.

From gifted artists to weightlift heroes, brilliant bakers to beer brewers, we’re an eclectic bunch with a shared vision. Together, we celebrate success, admit our mistakes, and learn from everything.

Most importantly, we are a company that takes great pride in our platform and in the experiences of our customers, and are always happy to help.

Want to get involved with building the Beauhurst platform? 

If you like the sound of it, we’d love to hear from you!