Discount deal sites such as Groupon have proved a big hit with shoppers. However, Perkbox, set up by three founders from Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo!, has ensured group buying is also being offered to small companies, and is part of our Everline Future 50 2016.
With the average UK SME owner waiting 72 days before the invoices they send out are settled, innovative fintech player Ormsby Street, one of the Everline Future 50 2016, provides a unique service for small firm bosses seeking to limit their exposure to the cash flow issues caused by late payment.
Trained as an architect, Anthony Impey originally founded his company Optimity in 2003 as a telecoms and IT reseller. But since moving into supplying telecoms in 2013, this pioneering tech player has shaken up the broadband market and made it onto the list of the Everline Future 50 2016.
Openr is a digital marketing tool which allows users to add personalised messages to content they’ve shared on their own website or through social media. It was founded in 2014 by Christina Richardson and Vitaly Yakovlev to allow businesses to get more engagement out of sharing content.
Open Utility, co-founded by James Johnston, Alice Tyler and Andy Kilner, is marrying big data technology with Britain’s growing community renewables movement to change the way we buy and sell energy. It's a worthy part of our 2016 Everline Future 50 class.
With the global crowdfunding market predicted to reach $96bn by 2025, the rise of alternative finance has undoubtedly contributed to OFF3R's meteoric success – set up by a serial entrepreneur and investor, and worthy of Everline Future 50 2016 status.
Tech firm MPB was started by a graduate trading as a one-man-band on eBay. The company has since gained global ambitions, was named one of the fastest growing firms in the UK and found its way onto this year's Everline Future 50 list.
Alternative lenders in the UK mortgage market have now risen up in many guises, from challenger banks such as OneSavings Bank, through to peer-to-peer lenders like LendInvest – the latter of which has seen some impressive growth and is part of our Everline Future 50 2016.
Scottish technology firm M Squared Lasers is planning for a period of accelerated growth in the world export market after securing financial support from Barclays and the Business Growth Fund. It's a 2016 Everline Future 50 member and has a brilliant future ahead.
Business leaders are always being urged to seek out gaps in the market, find out everything they can about that gap and own it. Still in doubt as to whether it is the best route to starting a business? Then look no further than Everline Future 50 2016 business Land Insight – its creation is proof that the concept truly works.
Many people prefer home cooking to eating, out but not all of them have time to slavishly perfect their soufflé for dinner parties. With that in mind, this Everline Future 50 2016 company believes having a chef take over your kitchen could be a delicious alternative to the restaurant scene.
With succession being such a key topic in the family business world, many parents go on to work with their children. But whilst father and son firms remain far more common, there has been a rise in father and daughter combos. JournoLink is one such case and is in our Everline Future 50 2016.