The Literary Platform is delighted to announce that it features in the Fortuna 50 Index of the UK’s fastest growing women-led businesses.
The Fortuna 50 list, which appeared in The Sunday Times on International Women’s Day, features 50 UK companies and was highlighted by the Prime Minister, who praised the entrepreneurial spirit of Britain’s businesswomen.
Commenting, the Prime Minister said:
“Backing female entrepreneurs to start-up and grow their businesses, create jobs and help secure Britain’s recovery is a crucial part of our long-term economic plan. We are helping more women than ever before to start-up and lead businesses, there are record numbers of women in work and the number of women on FTSE Boards is at an all-time high. Fortuna 50 showcases the great variety of businesses that are run by women in the UK, inspiring others to do the same, and we are determined to do everything we can to help even more women with great entrepreneurial ideas turn their vision into reality.”
The list is formulated from compound annual revenue growth using the last 3 years of reported Companies House data as of 25 February. They are the fastest growing small businesses in the UK with single or majority women listed as founding directors, have experienced positive growth in each year, and have reached £100,000 in turnover but not exceeded £5 million.
Matt Smith, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs said:
“Entrepreneurial activity is undoubtedly rising in popularity, and this list shows the breadth of sectors experiencing growth and job creation across the UK. These women are inspirational role models that will surely encourage a greater number of people to start and grow a business.”