A list complied by data platform Beauhurst of the top start-up cities in the UK, outside of London, demonstrates a booming network of high-growth companies across the country. As business focused experts in getting deals done, GS Verde Group are pleased to see these thriving business ecosystem locations in the UK.
London is undoubtedly the centre of the UK's high-growth economy. The City of London 1,885 companies, 72% of which are categorised as high growth and attracting £3.73b of investment in 2021 alone.
But outside the UK capital, there are plenty of smaller cities building their own leading tech hubs, supported by local enterprise partnerships and growth hubs, business incubators and accelerators, venture capitalist and private equity funds, and a growing number of angel networks.
Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds complete the top three start-up hubs in the UK, ranked by the number of active high-growth companies.