EY Fast Growth Tracker 2018

A survey of UK entrepreneurs

EY Fast Growth Tracker 2018

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What’s inside?

Top-level views

How do startups see themselves doing in the next year of business, and how optimistic are entrepreneurs in the current climate?


The report explores how expectations differ by region of the UK.


A sample of views on how the UK’s departure from the European Union will affect startups.


How are entrepreneurs planning to sell their businesses – if at all?

The key findings from this report

firms surveyed

startups planning to raise capital in next 12 months


entrepreneurs expecting to grow revenue by over half this year


startups expecting to exit within the next 5 years


Founders that consider Brexit to be their biggest issue

3 %

Entrepreneurs plan to pursue M&A in the next 12 months


About the authors

henry whorwood

Henry leads Beauhurst’s research and consultancy, and is an expert on equity finance and high-growth business. He has worked on briefs for clients including Barclays, Syndicate Room, Innovate UK, Smith & Williamson and the British Business Bank. Henry regularly gives presentations on finance and market trends at events around the country. Henry studied Classics at the University of Oxford.

Ella halmari

Ella is a visual design and data analysis specialist. She is an expert in data visualisation and content creation, 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 the IMC qualification from the CFA Society.

Where does the data come from?

All data featured comes from the Beauhurst platform, a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing startups and scaleups.

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