Proprietary research

Insights from Entrepreneurs – what they need to scale


After a year-long research programme in 2018, it’s exciting news that we’ve published our Insights from Entrepreneurs report.
Download your copy now and learn how impressive scale-up entrepreneurs across the UK have discovered a perfect blend of capital to scale with confidence today.
We invite you to join the capital debate.


Download our Insights from Entrepreneurs report


We’re really pleased to share our report with you – it’s a refreshing blend of classic research methods and innovative storytelling.
It’s packed full of great insights from truly impressive company founders and business leaders across the UK’s diverse small and medium-sized business community.
We reveal what founders and business leaders really need to scale their business. What’s working well in the UK’s SME community and what needs more attentions from everyone.


We’ve talked in detail to over 250 UK growth-focused and scale-up entrepreneurs.


7 steps of campaign research success


Defining the problem

Only 10% of SMEs deploy equity capital plus the invaluable support it comes with to grow their businesses – we believe this should increase


Our research partner, Beauhurst

We’ve partnered with Beauhurst, a specialist data provider on the UK’s fastest-growing companies, to create a robust research methodology


Literature review & trend analysis

We’ve analysed a diverse body of literature and market trends on SME growth hurdles and opportunities across the SME ecosystem to inform our research focus


Questionnaire development

We’ve created research hypotheses and a detailed survey questionnaire to take a temperature check of SME appetite for funding and their market sentiment across diverse company characteristics, sectors and regions in the UK


Survey sample & fieldwork launch

With Beauhurst, we will manage our field work. Our partners and supporters will actively help us to reach a wide group of respondents


Analysing the findings

Along with Beauhurst, we’ll be conducting a detailed analysis of the research findings, which will be revealed at the campaign launch event at the London Stock Exchange in Q2 2018


Final output goes live

We’ll publish the 100 Stories of Growth – Capital at Work report, both on our website and in a high-quality print publication, in the third quarter 2018. Our partners and supporters will actively assist with distribution