The UK is a hot bed of technological innovation, with thousands of new startups being established every year. But some of these start-ups stand head and shoulders above the rest. From innovative concepts to outstanding business practices, these are the companies that are revolutionising their industries.
Here are the 5 hottest startups in the UK that we predict will be making a big impact this year:
- The Fashion Start-Up: SilkFred
On SilkFred you can discover thousands of styles that you wouldn’t find on the high street, and SilkFred provides a platform for independent brands to promote their product to a wider audience.SilkFred was founded on likes, with over 800,000 followers on social media. SilkFred harnesses its customer base to keep it’s finger on the fashion pulse, establishing the trends that they are excited about and presenting them with exactly what they’re looking for. What makes SilkFred unique is their focus on presenting outfits for all of life’s key moments, enabling them to deliver a truly personal service to their customers.
- The Finance Start Up – Fluidly
Fluidly is designed to power your financial future, managing your cash flow and helping you to make better informed financial decisions. Powered by artificial intelligence, Fluidly is designed to help businesses optimise their financial futures. Innovative and exciting, Fluidly is aiming to revolutionise the financial forecasting market.
Fluidly is backed by some of the world’s most notable investors, meaning that it is really making the financial industry sit up and take notice.
- The Energy Start Up – Bulb
Bulb has enjoyed significant media exposure in 2019 thanks to its focus on providing affordable and environmentally-friendly energy. Bulb was established by two friends who were working within the energy industry and saw ways that they could make it better. The three core values of the company are to make securing your energy cheaper, simpler and greener.What makes Bulb unique is their engaged community and their commitment to making switching your energy supplier as fast and straightforward as possible. In 2017 Bulb won the overall prize at the Start Up Awards and the challenge they pose to the ‘Big Six’ means they will continue to attract attention.
- The Travel Start Up – Culture Trip
Culture Trip is a global start up that combines the three areas of travel, media and entertainment. Using both an in-house editorial team and a worldwide network of freelancers, Culture Trip is prized for their high-level, innovative content. The team has expanded rapidly and there are now over 300 members of staff : the content they create is both informative and inspirational.Culture Trip has been named by Forbes as one of the fastest-growing companies to watch. Culture Trip has also been selected as App of the Day by Apple in the UK.
- The Food Start Up – The Mindful Chef
Recipe boxes are not a new concept, but The Mindful Chef is really turning the market on its head, thanks to their health-conscious approach. Launched by school friends in 2015, the company has since shipped over 10,000,000 ingredients from incredible small farms across the UK.What makes The Mindful Chef special is that their meat is 100% grass-fed, their chicken is free-range, they only use UK sourced fish, and vegetables that are cultivated in the most natural way possible. Every aspect of the supply chain is environmentally friendly, and customers are advised to return their packaging to be recycled.
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