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The 50 most disruptive British businesses in 2016: The Everline Future 50

The Everline Future 50 2016 is once again bringing together the companies we and our judging panel believe are going to the the disruptive and game-changing businesses of the future. Use the links at the bottom of the page to navigate throughout the rest of the feature and meet some incredible ventures.


Industry/sector: Lifestyle
Date founded: 2010
Founders: Nick Telson and Andrew Webster
Location: London

Nick Telson and Andrew Webster were adamant they wanted to avoid the hyperactive buzz surrounding VC investment when launching DesignMyNight, aspiring to build a responsible and sustainable enterprise. As such, theyve only accepted a 250,000 angel round. Launched in 2010, the website is the fastest growing online nightlife guide in the UK and supports bar bookings in over 15 cities nationwide, boasting over 500 clients and three million covers some 600,000 a year.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 DesignMyNight profile


Date founded: £2011
Founders:“William Janssen

One billion people around the world lack access to clean water and many of them are left trekking hours each day, only to access dirty, contaminated substances. To combat that, William Janssen has introduced cleantech venture Desolenator, which develops solar-powered products that can remove 99.9 per cent of contaminants from any water source. Better still, the device is built to last for up to 20 years and requires little maintenance.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 Desolenator profile


Date founded: £2014
Founders:Stephen OLeary

Operating as a Groupon-like marketplace, Edutise offers over 5,000 products and services for sale, including printers, ink, insurance and more. Theyre sold at a reduced cost to schools and local small and medium-sized businesses, while a cut from sales to SMEs are pumped back into education. A man on a mission, founder Stephen OLeary wants to empower schools so that they can put the savings towards the improvement of childrens learning.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 Edutise profile

First Mile

Industry/sector: Recycling
Date founded: 2004
Founders: Bruce Bratley
Location: London

First Mile manages waste for over 14,000 businesses across London and Birmingham. Using a specialist approach, the company can recycle everything including general waste, electrical goods and confidential items alike. Its speedy and flexible design resulted in over 40,000 tonnes of material collected last year two-thirds of which was recycled. The business plans to scale around the M25 and out to extra cities and towns to double the size of the operation for a recycling revolution.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 First Mile profile


Industry/sector:Foreign exchange
Date founded: £2014
Founders:Jeff Patterson and Oliver Du Toit

Operating as a self-service kiosk, Fourex supports exchange of coins and notes for over 150 currencies. It accepts exchanges from upwards of just 1, providing users with a choice of pounds, euros or dollars. The founders secured true recognition in June 2015 when Fourex was named a winner in Virgins Pitch to Rich contest. It fought off competition from 2,700 other companies that entered and secured a 50,000 investment by winning the New Things category.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 Fourex profile

Hire Space

Date founded: £2012
Founders:Edward Poland, Will Swannell

Hire Space, a venue website that brings revenue to schools and community centres by renting out unused spaces, was founded in 2012 by old friends Edward Poland and Will Swannell. It recently raised 1m of funding to expand into international markets and branch into UK cities outside of London. Backed by a group of angels, including TopTable founder Karen Hanton, the firm was created with charitable intentions stemming from hardships created by the recession.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 Hire Space profile


Date founded: £2014
Founders:Andrew Reeve

HonestBrew, launched in January 2014 by founder Andrew Reeve, has successfully tapped into the concept that consumers want personalised goods. The company provides a unique experience that matches beers to each customers individual taste and delivers a wide range of samples directly to their door. And after overfunding in only two weeks on the Crowdcube platform, the business is keen to invest in both technology and growing the company further.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 HonestBrew profile


Date founded: £2014
Founders:Avin Rabheru

With trust at its core, online booking platform Housekeep seeks to partner cleaners that struggle to showcase and consumers finding it difficult to find reliable and quality cleaning. With former VC investor Avin Rabheru at the helm, the company has experienced rapid growth in a matter of months and has gone on to secure capital from executives at the likes of the BBC and Kabbee with further plans ahead to sweep the floor with the competition.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 Housekeep profile


Date founded: £2014
Founders:Tushar Agarwal, Tom Watson, Rohan Silva

Hubble aims to simplify the process of renting out office space by listing all types shared, co-working, standalone, serviced on one platform, handling the entire process, from finding a space to signing the lease. The inspiration for such an offering, according to its three founders, were sites such asSpareroomAndAirbnb, which enabled the team to create a website that was as transparent as possible.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 Hubble profile


Date founded: £2014
Founders:Gemma Guise, Peter Ibbetson
Location:North Yorkshire

Theres a revolution taking place in the PR space, and it’s being led by a small firm with family at its core. With a father and daughter combo behind the helm, JournoLink is hoping to evolve the way the PR industry works. Focusing on helping startups pitch stories at the right time and to the right journalists, JournoLink provides a simple online model that benefits both journalists and new employers.

Read the full 2016 Everline Future 50 Journolink profile

Read on to find out which other inspiring companies have made the 2016 Everline Future 50 listing.


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