Unlocking Growth

In collaboration with Barclays Eagle Labs, we’ve analysed the role that local authorities play in creating strong tech ecosystems to stimulate local economies.

Unlocking Growth report, Beauhurst and Barclays Eagle Labs

In this free report, you’ll find out:

  • The UK’s top tech ecosystems outside of London
  • Key components that make up a high-growth ecosystem
  • Latest figures on the Edinburgh and Manchester ecosystems
  • The importance of public and private sector partnerships to local economies

Here’s a sneak-peak inside

Preview of graph showing tech investment into Edinburgh over time
Preview of graph showing accelerator attendances and equity investment over time in Manchester

About the authors

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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.

Dan Robinson

Daniel robinson

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

Freya Hyde

Freya Hyde

Freya performs data analysis and visualisation in the Research and Consultancy team. She 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, and is currently learning Python for data science.

Alice Williams

Alice Williams

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

If you work with high-growth UK companies, you need Beauhurst.

Want access to our data platform?

Sign up for a free demo and we’ll help you navigate the platform, allowing you to:

  • Search fast-growing companies and their funders
  • Explore every UK fundraising (even the 70% of rounds that go unannounced to the public)
  • Build targeted lists of key companies and contacts

Everything will be customised around your business and needs, so you can explore relevant data and get the most out of the platform. 

Plus, you’ll get a customised report of your findings.