Published by Ronan Bryan on February 12, 2018, 9:00 am in Promotion, Blog post
News about UK growth companies and/or accelerators (turnover in brackets) in the GRID marketplace, 2015 - present.
Please click on the relevant dates below to access each full article and find direct links to each company's profile. Many of the companies below have profiles on the Directorzone site and these can also be found through the Company or Accelerator directories or by using the search facility.
Lightful | Willow & Hall £7.5m | IQE £132.7m | Simmons Bars | Zebra Fuel
EKF £38.6m | Duco | Net World Sports £18.2m | Symphony £8.2m | Muzmatch
PlayerLayer £5m | Moonpig £85.8m | Ink £58m | Littlestar Services £11.4m | Kids Planet £13.1m | The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs £8m
Mintec | Allclear Insurance Services £12.9m | Wejo | Travel Counsellors £188m | Tile Mountain £11m | Dialight £182.2m | Effective Space
Toast | OKA £30m | Cammell Laird £94.5m | Blackbetty.Com | Playmob £500k | Lulu Guinness £9.5m | Fundsmith £82m | Richard James £10m
Sunspot Tours £65.9m | Musclefood £45m | Ottolenghi £17.2m | First Derivatives £151.7m | Statpro £37.5m
Coopland & Son | Ellipsis Entertainment | FE | Mountain Warehouse £184m | Pieminister | Andy Thornton £15m
Fusion Antibodies £1.9m | The Dots | Huws Gray £180m | Minster £8.6m | Advanced Oncotherapy | Field & Flower | Avanti Communications £82.8m | Pace | Daisy Green | Ixico £4.1m | Oxford Biodynamics
Giraffe £51m | Oxehealth | Travelnest | Immotion Group | Simply Fresh | Xero UK £30m | Xupes £4.6m
Booths £276.6m | Hotcourses £11.1m | Patisserie Valerie £114.2m | Brainlabs | Lendable | Luminance | ATG Access £12.5m | Accuracy International £13.2m
Off-GRID: BDO £428m
The City Pub Group £27.8m | Oviva | East Eight £6.3m | Bonmarché £190m | Mass Movement £2m | Amino Technologies £75.2m | Mirada £6.6m | Pebble Beach Systems £10.9m
SJM Concerts £163.5m | Forest Holidays £36.5m | Smith & Sinclair £1.2m | Huel £5.8m | Trouva | Flux | Temple Grange Partners | Braiform | Darling Associates £7m | The London Block Exchange (LBX) | Vivienne Westwood £37.5m | Xpediator £76.3m
DoNotPay | Pretty Green £22.7m | Redcentric £104.6m
Law Business Research | Cygnetise | Collider £6m | Flow Group £98.8m | Good Energy £90.4m | Trakm8 £26.8m | SRT Marine Systems £11m | O’Donovan Waste Disposal £19m
Wiggle £283m | Ten Group £36.2m | Beauty Pie | Osbit £15.5m | Bux | Nested | Hiver | Dr Martens £290.6m | Roli | Attraqt £3.6m
Genomics | Cleveland LGV £3m | Keepmoat Homes | Frame £5m | Busaba Eathai | Connexin | Mobysoft | Moneyfarm | Milk VFX £10.3m | DX Group Plc £291.9m
Sumo Digital | Mowgli £5m | Soho Gyms £7.9m | Hyperloop One
Prezzo £220m | Be At One £39m | Principle Group £150m | Evgen Pharma £0m | Qubit | Graphene Nanochem £260k
JC Rathbone Associates £12m | The Inspiring Travel Company £92m | Aesseal £143m | One Retail Group £15m | Everyman £18.8m | Pressure Technologies £35.8m
Story Homes £173m | RM2 $8.9m | Psyche £5.6m | Archibald London
Immunocore £14.3m | Opus 2 | Gleacher Shacklock £15.9m | MoreySmith £4.4m | Junkyard Golf £5.4m | Scancell Holdings £0m | Avacta £2.2m | Angle £500k
Angling Direct £21m | Kit for Kids £6.4m | Cera | MelodyVR £0m | Tom Davies £8m | BenevolentAI | Strix £88.7m | VP £248.7m
Kymab | Jellycat £49m | CVS £218.1m | Loveholidays.com £23.3m | Connect 2 Cleanrooms £5.2m | OnTheMarket.com
Technetix £118.5m | Peanut | Mumsnet £7.1m | Mush | Callsign | Medica £28.5m | Servelec £61m | Advanced Medical Solutions £82.6m
Friska £4.6m | Evening Standard £71m | Organox | Skytime £6.5m | Sensewhere | Quiz | Graphcore
Cellnovo | Metail | Trint | Footasylum £110.4m | Aerfin $82m | Dearman | Drayson Technologies | BTL | Nanoco £0.47m | Kromek £9m | Xeros £2.4m
Previse | Owlstone Medical | Greensphere Capital | Veincentre £3.4m | MortgageGym
Red Paddle £11.3m | Michelmersh £30.1m | Hometree | Keywords Studios £79.1m | Kainos £76.6m | Microgen £43m
Riviera Travel £126m | Antidote Productions | Oxford Biomedica £30.8m | Horizon Discovery £24.1m | Allergy Therapeutics £50m
Olivia Burton £9.2m | 31Dover.com £15m | The Alchemist | Fanfinders £2m | Circle | Monese
Electronic Temperature Instruments (ETI) £12m | Templewood £20m | Property.Works £100k | Treatt £88.4m | Zotefoams £57.4m | Hardide £2.1m
Loungers £91m | Chamberlin £32m | Earth-i | Touchnote £5.1m | Chirp | Zopa | Pink Boutique £15m
The Works £154.4m | Sungodb£2.5m | Buy Me Once | Positively Human | Luscombe Drinks £4.2m | Musto £35m | Inventid | Private White VC £4m | LightwaveRF £2m | appScatter | Quiqup | Neos
* OFF-GRID: CarTrawler €620m
Corbin & King £43.8m | Kisimul £38.2m | Hope | Bambino Mio £3.2m | Silk Ventures | Ratesetter | The Plum Guide | CognitionX
TDR | Lyst £11m | Brand Addition | Mortgage Brain £7.2m | Papier £2m | Mindmate | Snap40 | Professor Puzzle £8m | Gear4music £56.1m | Starleaf £70m
Mapmechanics £4.2m | Boom Cycle | Unforgettable £500k | Knomo £9.5m
FiveAI | Arena Group | Biosure | Village Vet £4.2m | Charlie Bears £7.6m | Flowerbx £1m | Buster + Punch £3m | Kent Brushes £6.8m | Angel Capital Group | Alfa £54.3m | Hibob | Tokamak Energy
Biscuiteers £3.7m | Verditek | Utiligroup £12.5m | Suma £50m
Hambro Perks | Ten Entertainment Group £67.3m | C4X Discovery | Quantum Pharma | Redx Pharma
Xercise4less £31m | Jojo Maman Bébé £47.8m | Dabbl | Public | Electron | Oakley Capital | K3 Capital
Bannatyne £112m | Albion Knitting Company | Mous £1m | Send For Help £6.1m | Kindred Capital | Hat Trick £36m | Alliance Pharma £97.5m | Pure Gym £159.9m
Dream Agility | Sentric Music | Clyde Space £5.2m | Piccolo | Goals Soccer Centres £33m | KF Beauty £5m | Adnams £70.3m | Science in Sport £12.3m | Draft House £7.8m | Air X Charter £80m
Streetbees | ROC Technologies £15.8m | Fanbytes £1m | Strutt & Parker £108m | Panmure Gordon
Flat Iron £8m | Fat Face £220m | Gymshark £12.8m | First Mile £11.3m | Cambridge & Counties Bank | Livingbridge | ECSC £4.4m
Focal Point Positioning | Caffè Nero £257.6m | DevicePilot | Sunuva £2.5m | Vertical Future | Tandem Bank | Frontier Developments £18.1m (½ year) | Opto | Framestore
TVsquared | West Coast Capital | Metro Bank £195m | Smart Assessor £3m | Bio-Bean £7.5m | Homewings | Zenith | Bremont Watch Company £11.7m | Empresaria Group £270.4m | Interquest Group £158.6m
All Star Lanes £15.3m | Bloom & Wild | Fashion Enter | Prodigy Finance | United Corporation £7.8m | Starling Bank
Global Gene Corp | Excelsior Technologies | Voxsmart | Oodle | Terra Firma £24.6m | pureLiFi | XL Displays £4.2m | SNK Studios £4.5m | FreePostCodeLottery.Com | Jaeger | Market Porter £2m | TPO £3.6m | Toople £1m
Trussle | Arix Bioscience | Pip & Nut £3.1m | TransferWise 28m | Audiotonix.
Roar Global £30m | Eden Research £900k | Jack Wills £137.4m | Giggling Squid £11.8m | Grand Cru Co | True Potential | Beckham Brand Holdings (BBH) £47m | Applied Graphene Materials £250k | Versarien £4.4m
Chesney’s | My 1st Years £10m | Leon £37m | Jigtalk | Tropic Skin Care £7.5m | Hurricane Energy | Genedrive | SuperAwesome
Hobbs £104.4m | Lotus £79.2m | Flying Vinyl | Streetdots | Look Fabulous Forever £1.75m | Snapchat | Aspinal of London £23.7m | Bango £2.6m | Gresham £17.2m
Eldon Insurance Services £33m | DC Thomson £275m | Gail’s | Nutricare £8.5m | Timpson £130m
InstaVolt | Mirror Mirror £1.5m | Virginia Hayward £17.1m | Russell & Bromley £115m | Habito | GrooveMe | COOK £45m | Premier Decorations £37.2m
Martin-Baker £222.8m | Ve Interactive £40m | Harvey Water Softeners £26.4m | E2v £236.4m | Artfinder | Zappistore | Prettylittlething £17m | Improbable | Franco Manca £29.25m
Trainline £126m | Firefly | Doodlemaths | Veo | Ultrasound Direct £3.5m | Scalable Capital | Joules £131.3m | Kameleon £2.4m | Creo Medical
The Brain Tumour Charity | Farrow & Ball £65.7m | Open Mike Productions £22m | Cocorose £1m | Tapdaq | Satellite Solutions Worldwide
Sweaty Betty £36.9m | Parentpay £9.7m | The Pen Shop £8m | Bonds Foundry Group £15m | Andrew Muirhead & Sons £128.6m | Iqarus | Austin Reed
OFF-GRID: * MKM Building Supplies £280m
Whistles £62.2m | Wheyhey | PJ Care £15.8m | Nutmeg | Facewatch | Matchesfashion.com £126.9m | Bluebella £1.7m
Electric Jukebox | Loungers £48m | Evans Cycles £133.4m | ASI Data Science | Allworld | Featurespace | Darktrace | Magic Pony | Onfido | Echobox | Cleo | Ultimate Products £60.7m | Pepa & Co £204k | Coinvestor
Off-GRID: * Azzurri £233.8m
Carshop | Hillarys | Second Home | Visualise | Lanchester Wine Cellars £31m | Greencroft £40m | Lucky Generals £8m | LoopMe | 10x Future Technologies | FreeAgent £6.8m | Gousto
Off-GRID: * ATG Media £310m
Rapha £48m | Car Throttle | Gusbourne £473k | CommuterClub | Ernest | Knomo | Café Football | Bloomsbury Publishing £123.7m
MKM Building Supplies | Gymbox £16m | Montezuma’s £4.2m | Simba Sleep | Eve Sleep £20m | Neos | The Independent £20m
Off-GRID: * Boden £283m | Princess Yachts £201m
Human Race | Sonovate | Worldremit £27 | Tool Shop £3m | Bulk Powders £15.9m | Curation | Ping Pong Restaurants £15m | Abercrombie & Kent £51.3m | Gieves & Hawkes £15m | Luceco £125m | ComplyAdvantage | Abokado
Off-GRID: * Ted Baker £255m
Harris Tweed Hebrides £10m | Riverford Organic Farmers £47m | Matrix £21m | Comtek £12m | Malhotra Group £30m | JML £80m | Sellick Partnership | Red’s True Barbecue £15m | Cheeky Chompers £1.2m | Crowdcube | Pashley Cycles £5m | LendInvest £32m
Funding Circle £32m | DueCourse | Performance Horizon | The Floow £4m | Yorkshire Wildlife Park £10.3m | Syft | Supercarers | Hannam & Partners £7.4m
Gtech £66m | ESG £77.3m | Harry Specters | Livity £5m | Connection Crew | Union Hand-Roasted Coffee £9.2m | Oxbotica | Ginx TV | Bricklane.com
Hand Picked Hotels £62m | Paperchase £102m | TTC £26.4m | Epos Now | Numis £98m
Blow | Hassle.com | Cuvva | Urban Massage | SSE Audio £18.8m | Space NK £86.5m | Feelunique £65m
Monzo | Atom Bank | Starling | Bread Holdings £63.7m |Tiger UK £40m | Hollywood Bowl | Nutriment £3.1m | Not on the High Street | Propercorn £10m | Little Dish £6m | Smart Pensions | Gym Group £36.1m (6 months)
Kit for Kids £7.4m | Deliveroo | World of Books £30m | Bell Pottinger £41.6m
Itsu £82.6m | Carwow £3.2m | Homefirth Vineyard | Stopham Vineyard | South Crofty | Cambridge Innovation Capital | Isabella Oliver £9.6m
Mindful Chef | Acorn Mobility Services £149m | Addison Lee £197m | Incisive Media | Crowdcube £2.7m | Laser Quantum £15.8m | Tails.Com £2m | Myflashtrash
Enertor | Widecells | Tastetech £5m | Eyetease Media | Coconice £3.6m | TrialReach £3m | Memrise | Autins £19.9m
UKFast £34m| MarketInvoice | East End Foods £200m | Hot Diggidy Dog | Bookingbug.co.uk | Rotageek | Skinnydip £7m | Grub Club £0.8
Off-GRID: * Jactravel £246m
Clear Returns | Dryrobe £1m | Perkbox £4.3m | Transgressivex £2m | Hackett £110m | Gyana | Start Up Loans | Zeal Creative £1.8m | Revolut | WeSwap | Centtrip
Echobox | Bighams £37.8m | Dreams | Network Locum | Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services £2.5m | Move Guides | GCH Capital £90m | Azimo | Creative Nature £2m | Propercorn £10m | Settled | Department of Coffee and Social Affairs £6m | Hi Breeds £15m | The Organic Pharmacy £5.5m | Entrepreneur First | Seedlip | Distill Ventures
Fresh Trading £247.4m | Heaven Skincare £33m | Crafter’s Companion £20m | Magmatic £7m | ACID Anti Copying In Design | Orchard Pig £3.6m | Eporta | Delamere Dairy | Clothes2order.com £12m
Oak Furniture Land £300m | Missguided £87m | Merci Maman £2.5m | The Up Group £5m | Reiss £145m | Sup | Comptoir Group
12th - 18th June 2016: Vinaya | Calm | Red Arch £3.7m | Imperial Innovations | Mission Therapeutics | Yoyo Wallet | Cell Medica | Feature Space
OFF-GRID: Auto Trader £281.6m | Oxford Instruments £361.1m
5th - 11th June 2016: Motif Bio | Astus £135m | Time Out £30.5m | WANdisco $11m
Off-GRID: Fuller Smith & Turner £350.5m
29th May – 4th June 2016: GL | Forma | The English Cream Tea Company | Air & Grace | Lintbells £7.2m | Heliex Power £2.7m | Accrol £101m
15-28th May 2016: Caterham | Crate Brewery | Kelham Island Brewery | Origin £30m | Pocket Living £38m | Bloomsbury Publishing £123.7m.
Off-GRID: BTG £447.5m
8-14th May 2016: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club £181.7m | Cook Defence Systems | D-Drill £8.5m | Redline Aviation Security £5.2m | Caravan | Oxford Sciences Innovation | OxStem | Vaccitech | EvOx
1st - 7th May 2016: Pipers Crisps £8m | Cake Hole £0.25m | Best Biltong | Hopkins Homes £92m | Borrowmydoggy.Com | Ambitious Énergie £26m | Brandauer | Marshfield Bakery £3.5m
Off-GRID: Just Eat £358m
24th – 30th April 2016: Silvergate Media | Prodpad | Kestrel Foods £12m | Zaoui & Co £17.3m |Upham Group £12.2m | Boohoo.com £195m | Thomas Sabo £25m
17th – 23rd April 2016: Chaucer Foods: £96m | Caterham £19.8m | Isansys | Bare Conductive |Money.co.uk £23m | WorldRemit £27m | Steelite International £102m | Cityfibre £6.4m | The Property Software Group £15.9m | Portmeirion £68.7m
10th – 16th April 2016: Ede & Ravenscroft £39.6m | Heptares Therapeutics | The Medical Research Council (MRC) £94.9m | Bizfitech | Funding Options | Composite Reinforcements £5m | Heck! Food £5.7m |Sisters Grimm £2m | CCL Holdings £83.8m | Spark Energy £119m.
3rd – 9th April 2016: Raging Bull £5m | 77 Diamonds £16.4m | Mercia Technologies £1m | Moss Bros £121.1m | Candy & Candy £6.6m
Off-GRID: Stannah: £220m.
27th March – 2nd April 2016: Mamas & Papas - £131m | Mayborn | House of Britannia | Talking Tables - £9.7m | Sweet Squared - £16m | Network Locum | Straightline Aviation | Forterra - £290m | AG Barr - £258.6m | Soho House - £280m.
20th – 26th March 2016: Petainer (£79.4m) | Eat (£99.4m) | Atlantic Healthcare | Vegware (£11.8m) | Changify | Block Dox | Multipass | Future Finance | Blue Prism (£6.1m) |Tungsten | Mercanta (£7.5m) | Realeyes.
13th – 19th March 2016: GO Outdoors (£181.4m) | Made With Glove | Visijax | Kisha | Grind & Co (£5m) | 3Rings | Cambridge Epigenetix | Starship | Leather Satchel Company (£5m) | 60 Hope Street (£4.5m)
Off GRID: Bullionvault (£374.5m) | Clarke Energy (£250m)
6th – 12th March 2016: Robinson Webster (£89m) | Property Partner | The7stars (£140m) | Kafoodle (£1.5m) |Hotel Chocolat (£81.1m).
Off GRID: Yeo Valley (£284.2m) | Watkin Jones (£244.2m).
28th February – 5th March 2016: Yü Energy (£8.4m) | Vector Aerospace | EBAC (£17.5m) | Vydex (£8m) | Watchfinder (£38.7m) | Arena Flowers | Artic Power Berries | DesignMyNight (£7m) | JBW Group (£100m) | Go Ape (£20m) | Revolution Bars (£113m) and Blippar.
21st – 27th February 2016: MPM Products (£25m) | Tunnock’s (£51.3m) | GT Group (£31m) | Perkbox (£5m) | Trifast (£160m) | Zigzag Associates (£25m) | Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging (£5m) | Clothes2Order (£12m) | Wilson Benesch | JJ Churchill | Guttridge (£11m) | SHD Composite Materials (£6m) | Rightmove (£192.1m).
14th – 20th February 2016: Jessops (£70.4m) | Oxford Nanopore Technologies (£0) | Focal Point Positioning | Olio | Nimber | Circle Property | Movebubble | CitySprint (£146m) | Chargepoint (£8.3m) | BrewDog (£45m).
7th – 13th February 2016: Mubaloo (£5m) |The App Business (£11.5m) | Vinader (£23m) | Zip World (£9.5m) | Demand Logic | Pimlico Plumbers (£25m) |Metal Assemblies (£8m) | Harvey Water Softeners (£20m) | Underdog Group – Hawksmoor (£29.9m) | Pinewood Group (£75m) | InvestingZone | Monitise (£33m) and Riversimple Movement.
Other companies, off-GRID: Triumph Motorcycle (£364m) | Johnston Press (£270m).
Maids to Measure | White Company £163.6m | ME+EM £7m | Jamie Hendry Productions £8m | Swiftkey £8.4m | Foxtons £150m
Paul Smith £191.7m | Twig World | Xelect £300k | Ultramatis | Bento Lab | Smootheelicious £10m | Gordon & Eden £1.5m | Fever-Tree £59.2m | Apollo Therapeutics Fund | HonestBrew
Micro Scooters £15.5m | Vita £29.8m | Truestart | Honest Burgers £6.9m | Robey Warshaw £24m | Doctify | Atomico | Cocoon Networks | UCL Technology Fund | Portmeirion £68m | UKTI | Sheffield Forgemasters International £70m
First Oil £138m | Joseph Joseph £42m | GW Pharmaceuticals £28.5m | John Guest £127.5m | Ayesha Vardag Solicitors £6.5m | Venntro £42m | Skyscanner £93m | CMC Markets £157.9m | Reece Group £60m | Gigaclear £7m | Babylon Health | Anaplan | KBC Advanced Technologies
Brompton £28m | Farmdrop | Hubbub | Bigbarn | Cult Wines £17m | Nominet Trust | Open Bionics | Andiamo | What3Words | Path Finder | Gyroglove | Netclean £3.5m | Games Workshop £119.1m
SimOmics | Cameron Mackintosh £138.9m | Doddle | Adam&eve £60m | 8 Million Stories | Inception Group £12m | Digital Shadows | Patients Know Best | Funding Circle £13.1m
Berry Bros & Rudd £140m | Le Bistrot Pierre £18m | Veetee Rice £72m | Veetee Foods £18m | Gigaclear £7m | Purplebricks £3.4m | Axol Bioscience | Apta Biosciences
Vistair | Tamdown Group | The Entertainer £129m | Edmar Engineering | Lambert Engineering £20m | Walker Greenbank £83.4m | Coinsilium | Lapland UK £4m | Audioboom £50k 1/2 year | Imagination Technologies £71.1m | Makerversity | Unmade | Mayku | Nipper
Yours Clothing | Long Tall Sally | Jigsaw £104.9m | Cocoon | ChartCo | Livity £4.5m | Dragon Infrastructure Solutions £18.8m | Cass Art £11.3m | Jukedeck | Metalysis | Onfido | Vinaya | Focusrite £48m | Mulberry £148.7m | Ensor £19m - 6 months | Zytronic £21m
Amigo Loans | Draper Esprit | Harvey Water Softeners | Emolument | Zoopla £107.6m
Sportpursuit £10m | Audley Travel | True Capital | Ribble Cycles £20m | Langland £15m | Prodrivea £50m | Q-Bot | Flowgroup | Havelock Europa £83.4m | Severfield £201.5m | NCC £133.7m | Immunodiagnostic Systems £45.4m | Raspberry Pi Foundation
XL Recordings | Whistles £63m | Love Crafts | Move Guides | Genius Foods £50m | Informed Solutions | Water Babies £5.3m | My Flash Trash £1m
Justpark | A Suit That Fits | Pai Skincare £2.3m | Blaze Laserlight £250k | Blackcircles.Com | Salesgossip | Buddi | Love Home Swap | Better Bathrooms £60m | Diabetes.co.uk | Charles Tyrwhitt | Thread | Pieminister £11.5m | Company Shortcuts | Pact
SendMyBag.com, Doowapp, Pink Boutique £10m & Rainbird.
Acro Aircraft Seating £33m | Gaucho | Seraphine £11.1m | Upscale | Camira | Mixcloud | Fenner | Ubisense | Supreme Creations £10m