Tech firms dominate top UK start-ups of last 20 years
Posted on October 26, 2020 by Jonathan Symcox
A list of the UK’s top 20 businesses launched in the last 20 years has been revealed to mark the 20th anniversary of Startups.co.uk.
The list celebrates alumni that have transformed the way we live, work, bank and communicate. It is dominated by technology firms and includes alternative energy providers, modern banking, geolocation finders, food and online fundraising.
“The Startups 20 isn’t just an index of big UK businesses, it’s a snapshot of two decades of change,” said editor Bryn Glover.
“From the start of the new millennium to COVID in 2020, so much can change and in so many cases these businesses have helped to lead the charge.
“Business is always evolving, and we’re proud to have seen these companies grow over the years from simple ideas into – in some cases – multi-billion-pound organisations.”
Craft brewery and pub chain
100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas energy provider
Used car seller
Equity crowdfunding platforms
On demand restaurant meal delivery service
Organic baby and toddler food
Financial services comparison website
Gym clothes and workout wear
Online fundraising platform
Levi Roots Reggae Foods
Jerk barbeque sauce
Healthy recipe box delivery
Online forum for parents
Not On The High Street
Online marketplace for small, independent businesses
Pip & Nut
Natural nut butters
Mobile–only bank account
Pet food subscription service
International money transfer service
Geocode system/location finder
Online property information service
Peer to peer lending service