Defying Gravity: How ambitious businesses can achieve growth in an age of uncertainty

Is your business looking to grow? Defying Gravity will give you the tools to unlock new opportunities for growth to help achieve your full potential.

We will reveal what 500 MSB leaders told us about their growth and investment plans, international expansion strategies and innovation priorities.

We'll then build on their invaluable experiences to explore how these unsung powerhouses of the UK economy can continue to defy gravity.

Mid-market challenges: A mid-market facing downward pressures

Economic uncertainty will disproportionately affect the mid-market

Our research reveals defiant ambition in the UK's mid-market. However far from being bullish, MSB leaders are concerned about factors pulling them down including lack of government support, an unstable economy and the impact of Brexit.

Businesses remain confident in their own ability

While the market is far from blindly optimistic, leaders remain confident in their own ability to succeed against the odds. Indeed it could be argued that mid-market leaders have no choice: growth is not a luxury.

View part one - time for a finance revolution?

View part two - expanding international horizons

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Part one - time for a finance revolution?

As a dynamic powerhouse of the UK economy and an ambitious force for job creation, mid-market leaders deserve finance and Government incentives that are tailor-made for MSBs.

And just like startups, MSBs need a funding environment that works for them.


Part two - expanding international horizons

More than 60% of MSBs are increasing investment in exports beyond the EU. Are you?

Our Defying Gravity report series helps to explain how MSBs can achieve high performance in complex and uncertain times.


Part three - reaching innovation velocity

52% of MSBs believe they have the knowledge to react successfully and keep pace with disruptive innovation. 

Our final report reveals how businesses can transform themselves and embrace disruption in the market around growth, environment and finance.