Scaleup index 2022

The Scaleup Index

A comprehensive analysis of the UK's scaleup companies.

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In the fifth edition of the Scaleup Index, we explore 8,457 visible scaleup companies with more than 20% growth over three yearsas well as 2,951 pipeline scaleups with 10 to 19% growth. Growing either headcount or turnover, or both, more visible scaleup companies than ever are operating across the UK.

Together, these companies employ 1.75m people—an important contribution to the UK economy. In 2021 alone, scaleups secured £8.8b in equity investment and £318m in Innovate UK grant funding, demonstrating their innovative nature.

Meet the team behind the research

henry whorwood

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


Daniel robinson

Daniel conducts data manipulation, visualisation and analysis as part of the Research & Consultancy team. He has a background in business analysis and commercial copywriting in Australia and the United Kingdom. Daniel has previously worked at The Sunday Times Fast Track, Oxford University Press, and advertising network MullenLowe Group.

Freya Hyde

Freya performs data analysis and visualisation in the Research & Consultancy team, with a focus on design, and has worked on projects for Barclays, EY and JP Morgan. She holds a BA in History (International) from the University of Leeds, which included a year at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Alice Williams

Alice Williams

Alice executes statistical analysis and data visualisation for the Research & Consultancy team. Prior to joining Beauhurst, Alice read Law at Durham University, where she acquired both an undergraduate degree (LLB) and a Masters of Jurisprudence.

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