Impact of COVID-19 on UK high-growth businesses

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, six month on from initial lockdown measures. From particularly vulnerable areas to those likely to see a positive impact, we see how the situation has improved between April and September 2020.

equity investment at risk

£ b

proportion of jobs that are immediately under threat

%

companies with potentially positive impact

What’s inside?

Employees

Companies that initially fell within the severe and critical categories employed around 615k people — so how many jobs are at risk six months later?

Regions

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 have agility on their side, seed stage companies now have highest proportion of negatively 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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