Company Directory / Directorzone Markets Ltd (Directorzone)

Business Description

Directorzone is a marketplace for growth companies that focuses on success stories, business requirements and ideas.

It maps this marketplace by profiling GRID companies and accelerators, their news and their opportunities.

GRID companies are business with strong GRowth, Innovation and /or Direction, with up to £300m annual turnover. Examples of companies that meet our critieria can be found in the Company Directory, Company News articles and List: GRID companies profiled on Directorzone.

Accelerators are organisations and individuals - in finance, advisory, government, academic, media and other sectors - that GRID companies depend on for support, advice and funding to succeed. Some larger businesses, that invest in GRID companies, are included in the Accelerators Directory.

The current beta test phase of the Directorzone web site is building its database of company and accelerator profiles plus news, aggregated from UK national media and other sources. News, profiles and market relationships will increasingly be linked together on the site, as the beginning of a dynamic market map.

This mapping mechanism will help thousands of GRID companies and directors to find market opportunities and to promote their roles and offerings.

The next phase – still in development - will allow companies and directors to update their own profiles, to publish articles - in areas such as: News, Wanted, Offered, Jobs, Events, Blogs and Meeting Requests – and to connect and communicate with other businesses through the site. Some of these publishing channels are anonymous in order to facilitate discretion and careful timing in the development of business relationships.

In the meantime, Directorzone will carry Jobs, Wanted, Offered and Meeting Request articles for interesting companies free of charge. Please use the Contact section to get in touch.

Cityzone - which ran business networking events, seminars, workshops and dinners for thousands of company directors, entrepreneurs, investors and advisers - changed its name to Directorzone Markets Ltd in 2016.

Registered Address

1, School Row High Street
PE36 6LY

Contact Details

Previous Names

CITYZONE LTD 2003-01-09 - 2016-04-26
MARKET2 LTD 2002-09-27 - 2003-01-09

Key Data

2791 Business Support Services
Company Number
Private Limited Company
Company Age
18 years
September 27, 2002
Nature of Business
82990 - Other business support service activities n.e.c.
Year End
March 26
Accounts Due
December 26, 2021
Latest Accounts
March 26, 2020

News Feed


DZ elevator pitch

QUICK TOUR of this site

COMPANIES: Evening Standard to Graphcore

the GRID: mapping the growth company marketplace

MARKET: What’s happening?

i/v – Rainbird: going global with AI

Your 2019 business shopping list

Directorzone wants to interview you: GROWTH stories

i/v - Harvie & Hudson: heritage business flies again

i/v – Allies Computing: 100% employee-owned makes it personal

i/v – Naked Element: crunching complexity

Problem, what problem?

Queen's Awards for Enterprise companies on Directorzone

i/v – Gnaw Chocolate: hand-made in Norfolk for world markets

GROWTH stories: babies + chocolate

GROWTH stories: AI + shirts

CITYZONE: history, event formats, themes and venues

Growth companies: Fast Track + Tech Track

Business For Sale – Music streaming platform

The newspaper business: pop-ups

Business for sale: e-Go aeroplanes

COMPANIES: 77 Diamonds to Mercia Technologies

CoInvestor expands advisory board

COMPANIES: Doodlemaths to Joules

COMPANIES: Aedas to Satellite Solutions

COMPANIES: Bonds Foundry to Sweaty Betty

COMPANIES: to Nutmeg

COMPANIES: Darktrace to Electric Jukebox

COMPANIES: Mamas & Papas to Straightline Aviation

COMPANIES: Ede & Ravenscroft to MRC

COMPANIES: Improbable to Ve Interactive

COMPANIES: Astus to Time Out

COMPANIES: to Zaoui & Co

COMPANIES: Lanchester Wine to LoopMe

COMPANIES: Café Football to Rapha

MARKET: Foreign Investors to Data Centres

MARKET: Green power to Nanobots

COMPANIES: Gymbox to Simba

COMPANIES: Luceco to WorldRemit

MARKET: Foodtech to Smart Cities

COMPANIES: Global Gene Corp to pureLiFi

COMPANIES: GrooveMe to InstaVolt

ScaleUps and the gobbledygook jargon factory

Ex-Npower CEO joins energy blockchain startup

MARKET: Northern Tech to Reshoring

COMPANIES: Kindred Capital to PureGym

COMPANIES: Adnams to Clyde Space

Zopa founder joins MarketInvoice

COMPANIES: ROC Technologies to Streetbees

COMPANIES: ECSC Group to First Mile

COMPANIES: Framestore to Tandem Bank

MARKET: Health Tech to Station F, Paris

MARKET: Drones to Deep Tech

COMPANIES: Arix to TransferWise

COMPANIES: Beckham BH to Jack Wills

Arkivum appoints Barney Quinn as Chairman

COMPANIES: Genedrive to Leon

Business for sale – Precision Engineers / NW / £1.6m revenues

Business for sale – Electrical contractor / NE /

New CFO for Wonga

COMPANIES: Gail’s to DC Thomson

COMPANIES: Riverford Organic to Pashley

COMPANIES: Echobox to The Organic Pharmacy

COMPANIES: Syft to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

COMPANIES: A Suit That Fits to Blackcircles

COMPANIES: Demand Logic to Pinewood Group

COMPANIES: Swiftkey to White Company

COMPANIES: Brompton to What3Words

COMPANIES: 8 Million Stories to SimOmics

COMPANIES: Makerversity to Vistair

COMPANIES: Cass Art to Zytronic

COMPANIES: Audley Travel to True Capital

Opportunities = Butterflies. Be better prepared.

COMPANIES: Atom Bank to Propercorn

COMPANIES: Mixcloud to Upscale

COMPANIES: Deliveroo to World of Books

i/v - YOOMI: technology, heroic innovation & overseas growth

MARKET: Accelerators to Big Data

FOR SALE: engine testing systems / Worcester

New Year's resolution: visit Station F, Paris

MARKET: Spin-outs to Science Parks

FOR SALE: World-renowned manufacturer / sealants and adhesives

COMPANIES: Hotel Chocolat to The7stars

MARKET: Bioelectronics to Chinese Investment

COMPANIES: Gtech to Oxbotica


COMPANIES: Numis to Paperchase

Investors sing the Crowdmix blues

COMPANIES: Ambitious Énergie to Pipers Crisps

COMPANIES: Oxford Sciences Innovation to Wimbledon

COMPANIES: Bloomsbury Publishing to Pocket Living

COMPANIES: Imperial Innovations to Yoyo

COMPANIES: Missguided to Comptoir Group

COMPANIES: Orchard Pig to Heaven Skincare

COMPANIES: Perkbox to Revolut

WANTED: UK Outdoor and Sports brands

COMPANIES: Marketinvoice to UKFast

COMPANIES: Crowdcube to Laser Quantum

COMPANIES: Itsu to Cambridge Innovation Capital

List: GRID companies profiled on Directorzone

COMPANIES: Space NK to Feelunique

Arkivum appoints new CEO

B2B Marketing Manager at Adzuna, London / £35-50k

Innovate 2016: a global showcase for UK’s best innovation talent

COMPANIES: Jojo Maman Bébé to Oakley Capital

Published Articles

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 8 February 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / People / Movers

Goals Soccer Centres - new CEO

GOALS SOCCER CENTRES PLC, a leading operator of outdoor small-sided soccer centres with 49 sites, including three in California, USA, has announced the

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 12 February 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / News / Other

COMPANIES: IQE to Zebra Fuel

IMAGE: courtesy of Pixabay on Pexels / Black and White Zebra Patternt Charities platform - Furniture retailer - Semiconductors - Bar chain - Fuel

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 1 February 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / Knowledge / Market Info

MARKET: Cash Burn to Workspace

IMAGE: courtesy of Pixabay on Pexels Angels reveal all | Enterprising Birmingham | Mifid II hits Smallcaps | SME Energy Rip-off | Start-ups slower

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 5 February 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / News / Other

COMPANIES: Duco to Symphony

IMAGE: courtesy of Pixabay on Pexels Medical diagnostics - Bank software - Sports equipment - Plastics - Muslim dating EKF £38.6m | Duco

Published by Ronan Bryan 16 January 2018

Promotion / Blog post

i/v - Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi: BBC podcast

As founder of the RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION, Eben Upton anticipated making 1,000 basic computers for use by children who might go on to study computer science

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 29 January 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / News / Other

COMPANIES: Ink to Moonpig

IMAGE: courtesy of Skitterphoto on Pexels Sportswear - Online greetings cards - Travel media - Mamma Mia! - Nursery chain - Coffee shops PlayerLayer

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 22 January 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / People / Movers

New CEO @ Polymateria - Plastics technology

POLYMATERIA has appointed Niall Dunne as its new chief executive. Polymateria has labs at IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON’s Innovations I-Hub, which

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 23 January 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / People / Movers

New CFO at Ordnance Survey

"Paul Bragg joins ORDNANCE SURVEY as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously, Paul was VP and CFO at CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS),

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 22 January 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / News / Other

COMPANIES: Dialight to Mintec

Food data - Travel insurer - Auto telematics - Holiday planners - Tile retailer - LED lighting - Space Drones Mintec | Allclear Insurance Services

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd 15 January 2018

Promotion / Corporate News / News / Other

COMPANIES: Cammell Laird to Fundsmith

Beer – Furniture - Shipyards - Online fashion - Video games - Handbag maker - Fund management – Menswear retailer Toast | OKA £30m