COVID-19 Business Impact

COVID-19 Business Impact: the consequences for the UK’s ambitious businesses

This free report determines the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK’s high-growth ecosystem, from particularly vulnerable areas to those likely to see a positive impact.

equity investment at risk

£ b

proportion of jobs that are immediately under threat


companies with potentially positive impact

What’s inside?


Companies that fall within the severe and critical categories collectively employ around 615k people – but does employee risk depend on the size of the company?


London has the highest proportion of positively impacted businesses, likely due to the large number of tech businesses in the capital – but which regions are most at risk?

Stage of growth

Although they’re the most financially volatile classes of companies, the seed and venture stages have the highest proportion of low or potentially positively impacted companies – we discuss why in our report.

About the authors

hannah skingle

Hannah leads on Beauhurst's data-driven publications and content creation, and is an expert on emerging trends in the UK's high-growth space. Hannah studied Liberal Arts with a major in English Literature at King's College London.

Ella halmari

Ella is a visual design and data analysis specialist, playing a lead role in analysis and production of Beauhurst’s data-driven publications and brand communications. Ella holds a post-graduate diploma in Visual Communication from UAL and law degree from King's College London.

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