Market reports

Accelerating Innovation - Investing the UK Automotive Sector 2020

Prospedia Capital and Beauhurst have studied the investment flowing into early and growth-stage companies serving the UK’s burgeoning advanced automotive technology sector. Their report identifies a need to accelerate innovation in future mobility by investing in an industry that every year spends £4 billion, according to the SMMT, in research and development, of which only 7 per cent reaches SMEs at the crucial seed, venture and growth stages.


British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker 2020

The Small Business Equity Tracker report, which analyses Beauhurst data on equity investments throughout the UK in 2019, provides an important benchmark of the market immediately prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. It shows the value of total equity investment in the UK’s smaller businesses rising 24% to £8.5bn in 2019 – the highest amount recorded – and a record number of deals, rising 4% to 1,832 with deal sizes up by 21%.


The Scaleup Index 2019

In partnership with The ScaleUp Institute, Beauhurst has examined 5,456 unique scaleup businesses. They’ve analysed everything from investments, investors and growth rate demographics, to geographical distribution, founders and executives.


Investing in Screen-focused businesses - The Angels' Perspective

To help us understand what are the barriers and opportunities for investing in these sectors, we have carried out a survey among our community. The results are presented in this report.


Small Business Equity Tracker 2019

The Small Business Equity Tracker 2019 report provides a unique, in depth picture of equity finance for smaller businesses. It is intended not only to inform the development of the British Business Bank’s own strategy, but also to inform wider developments in both the market and government policy.

This is the fifth edition of the report the Bank has published since 2015.


The UK Business Angel Market Report (2018)

The British Business Bank, the UK’s economic development bank, has a mission to improve finance markets for smaller UK businesses. As part of that mission, it works to enhance the business angel eco-system across the country.

This report provides fresh insight into business angel investors in the UK. The right funding at the right time, coupled with the expertise that external angel investors can bring, is often the key to unlocking rapid growth for companies wanting to expand, diversify, or enter new markets. A vibrant and healthy business angel market is therefore a key  ingredient for a successful national economy.


Nation of Angels - The unsung heroes of Britain's economy (2015)

This report, commissioned by the UKBAA in association with the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and with the support of the BVCA, Deloitte, Barclays and the ESRC, presents the results of the largest study of the investment behaviour and impact of business angels in the UK to date.
The study comprised responses from 403 individual angels who responded to the online Nation of Angels survey, detailed follow-up telephone interviews with 42 individual angels who shared more details of their investment behaviour, and an online survey of 28 angel syndicate and network leads across the UK representing 8,000 angels.

Tech Nation 2015

Tech Nation is an interactive data project that demonstrates the growth of digital clusters across the UK. It brings together extensive data via a report and interactive online guide.

Delivered by Tech City UK in partnership with DueDil, MTM, CareerBuilder, Adzuna, CrunchBase, AngelList and f6s, Tech Nation features an in depth report and online interactive guide map.


The Geography of the UK's Creative and High-Tech Economies

The UK’s creative and high–tech economies are major employers. Between them, and without double counting, they account for 4.76 million jobs, or around 16 per cent of the UK workforce (average of 2011–2013). Within this, 2.52 million jobs are in the creative economy, 3.11 million are in the high–tech economy, and 0.87 million are in both.


Taking the Pulse of the Angel Market (2014)

Taking the Pulse of the Angel Market is a joint initiative from UKBAA and Deloitte which highlights the opportunities and challenges faced by angel investors.

The report examined 262 deals worth £137m in total made between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013.


Smart Choice: The Case for Investing in European Venture Capital

The European venture capital ecosystem has come of age. It’s a bold statement, but one rooted in the reality on the ground. The headlines may tell the world that Europe is struggling as the Eurozone crisis continues, but the truth is that Europe’s start-ups and the infrastructure supporting them have never been better. Over the last few years, Europe has generated a wealth of success stories – world-leading companies that have generated stellar returns for many of Europe’s venture capital funds and their investors.


The Report on Small Firms (2010 - 2015)

By The Prime Minister’s Advisor on Enterprise: Lord Young

This is the Golden Age for Small Firms • a record number of small firms in the UK: some 5.2 million, an increase of 760,000 since 2010. • a record number of people in work – 30.8 million – and small firms accounting for 48% of private sector employment. • Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute rank the UK the most entrepreneurial country in Europe and 4th in the world • Start Up Loans Company have lent £131 million to 25,000 businesses and created 33,000 jobs.


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