Research & Policy

High Growth Small Business Report 2015

This report, produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and commissioned by Octopus Investments, highlights the role high-growth small businesses (HGSBs) can play in driving regional growth, addressing the North-South divide and rebalancing the economy.

Around three of every five HGSBs are located outside London and the south-east and they have a disproportionate impact on weaker performing local economies. This report explores some of the regional imbalances that exist and makes the case for increasing the number of HGSBs in every region.