Mid-market companies –companies that are too big to be considered SMEs, but smaller than big, exchange listed businesses – play a key role in the UK and in the other top European economies.
In the UK, mid-market companies are just over 27,800 but they deliver over a third of economic contribution. Across the UK, Germany, France and Italy (the EU-4), the mid-market represents about 1.5% of all companies and yet it generates about one third of private sector revenue and employs about a third of each country’s workforce.
This section illustrates the findings of an ambitious research project, which started in 2012. The 2013 research is based on a survey of 2,690 C-suite executives of private and public companies across four countries.
UK Mid-Market Research Infographics
View these visual key highlights from the latest installment of GE Capital's annual research, The UK Mid-Market: Pivoting to Growth.
Infographics (Q2 2014)
Mid-market companies are essential to the UK economy: just over 27,800 firms, they deliver over a third of economic contribution.
Mid-market firms represent just 1.5% of EU-4 companies, but their contribution to the economy is about 20 times higher.
A video highlighting the importance of the mid-market to the European economy, particularly in the UK where mid-market firms are close to matching the revenue growth of the German Mittelstand.
Discover the UK mid-market: In the UK more mid-market firms are expecting to grow their revenue this year than in the German Mittelstand.
With a total GDP of $1.6 trillion, if it was a country, the EU-4 mid-market would be the 12th largest economy in the world
Mid-market companies employ more than thirty million people and have total annual revenues of just under 7.5 trillion Euros.
Mid-market companies represent just 1.37% of total UK companies, but contribute 32% of private sector GDP and more than one in three UK jobs.
In each of Europe’s largest economies mid-market companies benefit from the global potential and scale of larger companies combined with the flexibility and drive of smaller ones.
Key growth, investment and employee facts about mid-market firms in London.
Key growth, investment and employee facts about mid-market firms in the Midlands.
Key growth, investment and employee facts about mid-market firms in the North East.
Key growth, investment and employee facts about mid-market firms in the North West.
Key growth, investment and employee facts about mid-market firms in the South East.
Key growth, investment and employee facts about mid-market firms in the South West.