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The 30 Best Cities In The United Kingdom For Starting A Business In 2020.

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With 44.36 percent of new startups surviving to the 5-year, Bristol has been recognized as the best startup city in the United Kingdom, while Brighton and Hove city and Leeds placed second and third, respectively. Congrats, Bristol.

The 2020 rankings placed Sheffield in fourth ahead of Cardiff into fifth, while Bournemouth ranked sixth and Edinburgh seventh. Overall, among the top 10 Best Cities In The United Kingdom For Starting A Business In 2020, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Bolton, Bradford, and Aberdeen.

Derby took the No. 11 spot, followed by Reading (No.12) and Coventry (No.13). Meanwhile, Belfast ranked No. 14 in the ranking of the best Best Cities In The United Kingdom For Starting A Business In 2020. Luton came in fifteenth place, followed by Wolverhampton (sixteenth), Birmingham (seventeenth), London (eighteenth), and Southampton, ranked nineteenth.

Out of 30 Best Cities In The United Kingdom For Starting A Business In 2020, Leicester ranked No. 20th.

To figure out which UK cities are the most excellent areas for entrepreneurs, the report looked at how many new startups were founded in 2013 and how many of those startups were still going 5 years later, in 2018. Information about the cities came from the latest Business Demography statistics from the Office for National Statistics. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final choice of cities was judged editorially, as was their position on the list.

The average 5-year startup survival rate for the country as a whole is 42.4%. The only other cities to show a higher startup survival rate than the national average (42.4%) were Brighton and Hove (44.1%), Leeds (42.9%), and Sheffield (42.66%).

At the other end of the scale, Plymouth was the city with the lowest startup survival rate, with less than one in three (30.7%) new startups lasting 5 years or more, followed by Portsmouth (35.36%), Liverpool (35.78%), and Northampton (35.99%).

30 Best Cities In The United Kingdom For Starting A Business In 2020

RankCityNew Startups in 20135 Year Survival5 Year Survival Rate
1Bristol2570114044.36%
2Brighton and Hove196086544.13%
3Leeds3895167042.88%
4Sheffield214591542.66%
5Cardiff166570542.34%
6Bournemouth91038542.31%
7Edinburgh2730115042.12%
8Bolton138058042.03%
9Bradford225094542%
10Aberdeen144560541.87%
11Derby112046041.07%
12Reading107043540.65%
13Coventry149060540.60%
14Belfast104042040.38%
15Luton103541039.61%
16Wolverhampton96538039.38%
17Birmingham5285208039.36%
18London836003289539.35%
19Southampton98038539.29%
20Leicester188073038.83%
21Kingston upon Hull89034538.76%
22Stoke-on-Trent87033538.51%
23Nottingham133551038.20%
24Newcastle upon Tyne119545538.08%
25Manchester3385127037.52%
26Glasgow City2830106037.46%
27Northampton144552035.99%
28Liverpool225080535.78%
29Portsmouth90532035.36%
30Plymouth109033530.73%

Have you read?

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100 Most Successful Unicorns.
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Alexandra Dimitropoulou
Deputy executive editor at the ​CEOWORLD magazine. Writer, internet person, professional restaurant recommender, and native New Yorker. Passions: health & wellness, coffee, running & dogs.
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