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F4S is pleased to reveal, in honour of international business day, the 933 Britain’s most inspiring women who are running growing businesses with more than 1 Million in Revenue.

Our analysis shows that of these, 550 are growing by 20% and 341 are growing their businesses by 50% or more!
The average turnover of all the women-led businesses was £295.9 million and this represented a median turnover of
£3.6 million and a median growth rate of 28.3%.

 

See below for how they stack up regionally. We’ve arranged them in order of number of women-led businesses.

If you’d like a detailed report that allows you to see the business leaders themselves, please click on the report button on the far right hand column to find out more about them, including their LinkedIn profile, business information and location.

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Local Authority Name Women-led businesses Of all businesses Growing > 20% Growing > 50%
Aberdeen City 4 11.4% 3 2   Report
Aberdeenshire -- -- -- --   Report
Angus -- -- -- --   Report
Argyll & Bute -- -- -- --   Report
Barking and Dagenham -- -- -- --   Report
Barnet 9 11.8% 5 4   Report
Barnsley 2 13.3% -- --   Report
Bath and North East Somerset 7 15.9% 3 3   Report
Bedfordshire 6 10.9% 2 1   Report
Belfast 3 13.0% 1 1   Report
Bexley 1 10% 1 --   Report
Birmingham 17 16.5% 10 7   Report
Blackburn with Darwen 1 9.1% 1 1   Report
Blackpool 1 16.7% -- --   Report
Blaenau Gwent -- -- -- --   Report
Bolton 7 28% 4 2   Report
Bournemouth 5 27.8% 2 --   Report
Bracknell Forest 3 15% 1 1   Report
Bradford 4 11.1% 3 1   Report
Brent 8 38.1% 3 1   Report
Bridgend -- -- -- --   Report
Brighton and Hove 9 17.6% 4 4   Report
Bristol 11 11.8% 6 4   Report
Bromley 2 9.5% 1 1   Report
Buckinghamshire 29 20.4% 21 13   Report
Bury 1 11.1% 1 1   Report
Caerphilly 2 10.5% 1 1   Report
Calderdale 4 15.4% 3 3   Report
Cambridgeshire 20 9.8% 9 7   Report
Camden 49 19.6% 23 15   Report
Cardiff 3 8.3% 3 --   Report
Carmarthenshire 1 8.3% -- --   Report
Ceredigion -- -- -- --   Report
Cheshire 15 19.2% 10 4   Report
City of London 54 16.5% 24 7   Report
Clackmannanshire -- -- -- --   Report
Conwy -- -- -- --   Report
Cornwall 1 4.2% -- --   Report
Coventry 1 2.8% -- --   Report
Croydon 3 14.3% 1 1   Report
Cumbria 4 20% 1 1   Report
Darlington -- -- -- --   Report
Denbighshire 2 40% 1 1   Report
Derby 7 22.6% 4 3   Report
Derbyshire 2 3.1% 1 --   Report
Devon 17 17% 10 4   Report
Doncaster 1 6.3% 1 1   Report
Dorset 8 16.7% 3 3   Report
Dudley 2 7.7% 1 --   Report
Dumfries & Galloway 1 100% -- --   Report
Dundee City -- -- -- --   Report
Durham 5 18.5% 4 3   Report
Ealing 2 11.8% -- --   Report
East Ayrshire -- -- -- --   Report
East Dunbartonshire -- -- -- --   Report
East Lothian -- -- -- --   Report
East Renfrewshire 2 33.3% 2 1   Report
East Riding of Yorkshire 3 9.4% 2 1   Report
East Sussex 2 7.4% -- --   Report
Edinburgh, City of 14 14.9% 8 7   Report
Eilean Siar -- -- -- --   Report
Enfield 5 22.7% 2 2   Report
Essex 13 9.5% 9 5   Report
Falkirk 1 25% -- --   Report
Fife 1 4.5% 1 --   Report
Flintshire -- -- -- --   Report
Gateshead 3 16.7% 1 --   Report
Glasgow City 18 18.8% 10 7   Report
Gloucestershire 10 17.5% 7 3   Report
Greenwich 2 20% 1 1   Report
Gwynedd -- -- -- --   Report
Hackney 9 12.3% 6 5   Report
Halton -- -- -- --   Report
Hammersmith and Fulham 18 26.1% 10 7   Report
Hampshire 26 9.0% 13 5   Report
Haringey 3 23.1% 1 1   Report
Harrow 4 14.3% 2 --   Report
Hartlepool -- -- -- --   Report
Havering -- -- -- --   Report
Herefordshire -- -- -- --   Report
Hertfordshire 24 12.1% 12 8   Report
Highland 1 25% -- --   Report
Hillingdon 2 7.4% 2 --   Report
Hounslow 3 10.7% 2 1   Report
Inverclyde -- -- -- --   Report
Isle of Anglesey -- -- -- --   Report
Isle of Wight 1 7.1% -- --   Report
Islington 25 14.9% 11 7   Report
Kensington and Chelsea 6 13.6% 3 2   Report
Kent 15 15% 7 4   Report
Kingston upon Hull 1 3.6% 1 --   Report
Kingston upon Thames 6 27.3% 5 2   Report
Kirklees 2 6.7% -- --   Report
Knowsley -- -- -- --   Report
Lambeth 6 17.1% 3 3   Report
Lancashire 8 9.6% 7 4   Report
Leeds 22 13.5% 13 6   Report
Leicester 6 10.9% 4 2   Report
Leicestershire 8 7.2% 4 1   Report
Lewisham 1 100% 1 1   Report
Lincolnshire 5 14.7% 3 2   Report
Liverpool -- -- -- --   Report
Luton 5 22.7% 1 1   Report
Manchester 10 11.6% 7 4   Report
Medway 3 27.3% 3 3   Report
Merthyr Tydfil 1 50% 1 1   Report
Merton 5 31.3% 3 2   Report
Middlesbrough -- -- -- --   Report
Midlothian -- -- -- --   Report
Milton Keynes 4 9.1% 2 --   Report
Monmouthshire -- -- -- --   Report
Moray -- -- -- --   Report
Neath Port Talbot 2 11.8% 1 --   Report
Newcastle upon Tyne 4 16% 3 3   Report
Newham 2 20% 1 1   Report
Newport 2 11.8% -- --   Report
Norfolk 10 6.2% 4 2   Report
Northamptonshire 8 13.3% 5 4   Report
North Ayrshire -- -- -- --   Report
North Eastern -- -- -- --   Report
North East Lincolnshire -- -- -- --   Report
North Lanarkshire 2 8.3% 1 1   Report
North Lincolnshire -- -- -- --   Report
North Somerset 1 6.3% -- --   Report
North Tyneside 2 11.8% -- --   Report
Northumberland 1 8.3% -- --   Report
North Yorkshire 9 9.9% 6 5   Report
Nottingham 8 12.3% 3 3   Report
Nottinghamshire 8 9.2% 4 3   Report
Oldham 1 12.5% 1 1   Report
Orkney Islands -- -- -- --   Report
Oxfordshire 13 12.9% 7 3   Report
Pembrokeshire -- -- -- --   Report
Perth & Kinross -- -- -- --   Report
Peterborough 5 20.8% 5 3   Report
Plymouth 4 25% 4 1   Report
Poole 2 8% 2 2   Report
Portsmouth 2 5.7% -- --   Report
Powys -- -- -- --   Report
Reading 4 6.9% 3 1   Report
Redbridge 1 6.3% 1 1   Report
Redcar and Cleveland -- -- -- --   Report
Renfrewshire 3 37.5% 1 1   Report
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff 1 6.3% 1 --   Report
Richmond upon Thames 6 18.2% 5 3   Report
Rochdale -- -- -- --   Report
Rotherham -- -- -- --   Report
Rutland 1 33.3% 1 1   Report
Salford 3 15% 1 1   Report
Sandwell 4 26.7% 3 2   Report
Scottish Borders -- -- -- --   Report
Sefton 2 33.3% 2 1   Report
Sheffield 13 15.3% 6 4   Report
Shetland Islands -- -- -- --   Report
Shropshire 3 21.4% 2 1   Report
Slough 1 3.2% 1 1   Report
Solihull 4 14.8% 2 1   Report
Somerset 9 14.3% 2 2   Report
Southampton 2 5.1% 2 1   Report
South Ayrshire -- -- -- --   Report
South Eastern -- -- -- --   Report
Southend on Sea 1 20% -- --   Report
Southern 1 25% -- --   Report
South Gloucestershire 4 15.4% 3 2   Report
South Lanarkshire 1 6.7% 1 --   Report
South Tyneside -- -- -- --   Report
Southwark 23 17.7% 11 8   Report
Staffordshire 7 14.9% 2 2   Report
St Helens 1 11.1% -- --   Report
Stirling 3 42.9% 3 2   Report
Stockport 4 12.1% 3 2   Report
Stockton-on-Tees 2 11.8% 1 --   Report
Stoke-on-Trent 4 28.6% 1 --   Report
Suffolk 10 8.9% 4 2   Report
Sunderland 1 6.7% 1 --   Report
Surrey 30 13.2% 12 8   Report
Sutton 2 22.2% 2 2   Report
Swansea 3 10.7% 1 1   Report
Swindon 1 7.7% 1 1   Report
Tameside 1 25% 1 1   Report
Telford and Wrekin -- -- -- --   Report
Thurrock 1 25% -- --   Report
Torbay 2 22.2% 1 --   Report
Torfaen 2 18.2% -- --   Report
Tower Hamlets 23 21.1% 10 10   Report
Trafford 2 6.5% -- --   Report
Vale of Glamorgan -- -- -- --   Report
Wakefield 4 13.8% 2 --   Report
Walsall -- -- -- --   Report
Waltham Forest -- -- -- --   Report
Wandsworth 7 22.6% 4 2   Report
Warrington 1 5.3% 1 --   Report
Warwickshire 6 7.1% 3 2   Report
West Berkshire 6 20.7% 4 4   Report
West Dunbartonshire 1 33.3% 1 1   Report
Western -- -- -- --   Report
West Lothian 1 9.1% 1 --   Report
Westminster 76 17.2% 43 32   Report
West Sussex 8 10% 4 3   Report
Wigan 1 20% -- --   Report
Wiltshire 7 14.3% 1 1   Report
Windsor and Maidenhead 7 12.3% 1 1   Report
Wirral -- -- -- --   Report
Wokingham 4 7.7% 2 1   Report
Wolverhampton -- -- -- --   Report
Worcestershire 6 10.9% 4 3   Report
Wrexham -- -- -- --   Report
York 5 14.3% 5 2   Report