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These Maps Plot Out the UK's Entrepreneur Hotspots

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Tech & Entrepreneurship Editor
Updated: 25 August 2017
Office retailer Viking has found the location of top ranking UK startups to see which city holds the best opportunities and which industries are thriving for entrepreneurs.

Using the last three years of Startups 100‘s rankings, Viking plotted the which locations and which industries UK startups are in. We can now see which places are surging ahead, and which have room for improvement.

London on top

Unsurprisingly, London is the city of opportunity for UK entrepreneurs, with an overwhelming 68% of startups residing within the capital. The Borough of Shoreditch, home of the Old Street roundabout (known locally as the ‘Silicon Roundabout’), is the heart of UK entrepreneurship, with 16 startup setting up shop within 500 metres of each other.

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Regional powerhouses

The rest of the country is not without its own success stories however. Birmingham and Cardiff house five of the top performers each, and Chelmsford brings three to the table.

England dominates

Home to all but 10 of the best UK startups, England has dominated the startup market.

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Tech, food and retail lead

Industry success has been dominated by tech, food and retail sectors, while recruitment, travel and legal have struggled to give a strong indication of where budding business moguls should be focusing their efforts.

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Check out an interactive map of the data here.

Be sure to check out our list of the 25 hottest startups in the UK or see if you agree with our 10 London startups to watch this year.