For the fourth year, Real Business has scoured the UK business landscape and can now bring you 50 companies that are breaking down barriers, creating innovative products and – most importantly – disrupting previously stagnant industries. May we unveil the Everline Future 50 2015.
The Everline Future 50 2015 took place on 4 March, crowning the 50 of the UK's best and brightest businesses that have disrupted various sectors from augmented reality to cycling to finance to food. With so much innovation in one room, Real Business has combed through social media to recap the online chatter that resulted in #everlinefuture50 trending on Twitter.
Despite the rise of ecommerce, and perceived decline of the high street, a staggering 89 per cent of UK retail still occurs offline. Of this, 50 per cent of home and fashion items are researched online, and then purchased locally, in bricks and mortar shops. This has uniquely positioned Everline Future 50 mobile app StreetHub to help shoppers find products in independent home and fashion boutiques.
Trillion Fund, featured in this year's Everline Future 50 list, was founded in 2011 by Michael Stein and Phillip Riches to open up opportunities to profit from clean energy to everyone, through crowdfunding.
Sphere Fluidics is an Everline Future 50 company pioneering the development of new technology for single cell analysis. Cyto-Mine is the first machine of its kind and enables analysis of millions of single cells in novel biochips and isolation of rare variants which cause disease. This will also allow them to produce new medicines.
Whether it’s a busy bar/pub on a Friday night, a coffee shop on the way to the office, half time at a football match, interval at the theatre or a concert, we have all experienced the fight to get served – often several times a night. And Q App, featured in the Everline Future 50 this year, has set out to become our queuing nightmare solution.
Professional drummer Dominic Joseph found his calling when he decided to drop his sticks in favour of a move into advertising at Mediacorp, which is where he met his future co-founder Adam Ludwin. Together the pair built Everline Future 50 company Captify to disrupt the digital advertising market and claim a slice of the $40bn global display ad industry.
Garry Partington has worked in the mobile industry since 1999 and was a member of the team who helped to develop the first smartphone – the Ericcson R380. In 2009 he founded Apadmi, the UK’s leading mobile app developer that recently ranked within the top ten global app developer list by SourcingLine. This experience has lent a helping hand in the creation of RealityMine, one of this year’s Everline Future 50 disruptors.
Public transport can be a distressing place at the best of times, but even more so as a commuter who has to pay upwards of £1,500 a year to get to work – and that's where CommuterClub, in this year's Everline Future 50, comes in. Through a combination of crowdfunding and P2P lending, the service lets commuters across the country buy annual season tickets to save an average of £200 each annually.
The innovative use of proprietary games technology and expertise to develop commercial real-time 3D visualisation solutions has made Everline Future 50 entrant ZeroLight a disruptive and successful business.
Productivity is always a concern for businesses that are commonly looking for ways to improve operations, so Everline Future 50 entrant Genius PPT – which stands for People, Process Technology to demonstrate exactly what the company represents – managed to enhance productivity for the better by disrupting it.
Reviews about Everline Future 50 entrant Latimer Group have been nothing but spectacular, with its films seen as fresh and vision to co-create with young new talent enabling the company to understand and reach an audience that today’s broadcasters are desperately looking to connect with.