The Future 50 2018 – Help us find the most disruptive UK companies this year
3 min read
08 January 2018
Our yearly glance at the most disruptive companies Britain has to offer is in its seventh year. Who will join our Future 50 2018 class?
The Future 50 2018 is an opportunity for disruptive business owners to take the spotlight, demonstrating the ways in which each have revolutionised stagnant industries.
Every single one of the Future 50 alumni, dating back to 2012, have led the way in disrupting the status quo. Each year we are flooded with entries showcasing the entrepreneurial talent Britain has to offer.
It is with huge excitement that we announce the launch of our Future 50 2018 nomination campaign – your chance to tell us who is worthy.
How does it work?
The Future 50 2018 operates an open nominations process – so if you want to put forward a business you’ve come across this year that seemed in some way revolutionary, send us its details. And if you want to nominate your own business, go right ahead!
Nominations are free and should take no more than ten minutes to complete. To be eligible, businesses must be trading privately and have been founded no earlier than 1 January 2013.
Why should I nominate?
If a business makes the final Future 50 list, it will receive coverage in Real Business, a Future 50 badge for its website, inclusion into an exclusive alumnus and the acclaim of its envious peer group.
Many previous Future 50 entries have gone on to make waves and become household names. These include Made.com, Secret Escapes, Funding Circle and Gousto.
Furthermore, since being included in our Future 50, businesses have gone on to raise more than £1bn of growth capital from equity investors. It’s also a fantastic way to gain a bit of free PR, get your name out there, and really shout about what you do.
Check out which disruptive businesses made it into our 2017 Future 50.
The nominations process will close on 28 February, so get nominating. During this time, we will be seeking suggestions from every region of the UK.
Real Business is looking to hear about the origins of the business and what kind of scale is possible. But remember, it doesn’t matter how well established the business is – it’s all about the idea at the heart of it.
Once the list of nominees is complete, it will be put to a select panel from the Future 50 alumni to judge which are the most disruptive.
It really is a fantastic opportunity for disruptive businesses of all shapes and sizes, and we can’t wait to read through the entries.
Best of luck!