02/2020

F&B Startups

Food & beverage startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

5156

Total new company registrations climbed from 3,398 to 5,156 between December and January.

The F&B Industry

Food and beverage startups make up a huge chunk of our economy.

For the purpose of our analysis we’ve grouped 7 SIC codes together covering most of the industry. If you need more specifics or are interested how we can help you market to the sector – please get in touch.

F&B Startup SIC Codes Analysed

Tracking the business types in Food & Beverage for recent startups. Change indicators show percentage difference between the two periods displayed for actual numbers recorded.
SectorJanuaryDecember
Take-away food shops and mobile food stands1286 ▲33%964
Event catering activities946 ▲97%481
Licensed restaurants873 ▲47%594
Public houses and bars673 ▲72%392
Unlicensed restaurants and cafes658 ▲35%487
Other food services495 ▲51%327
Hotels and similar accommodation225 ▲47%153

UK REGIONS FOR F&B ACTIVITY

London16.08%
Midlands11.91%
North West11.52%
North East11.42%
Anglia9.56%
South Central7.16%
South East6.65%
Scotland6.59%
South West5.49%
Wales3.12%
Northern Ireland< 1%
Food & Beverage Startups

Popular Words USED IN F&B Startup NAMES

We analysed the words used in company names across the sector for the month. Percentages represent the frequency of use of that particular word.

CATERING3.14%
FOOD2.81%
CAFE2.02%
PIZZA1.80%
FOODS1.47%
RESTAURANT1.45%
HOUSE1.44%
KITCHEN1.28%
GRILL1.28%
EVENTS1.22%
GROUP1.05%
SERVICES< 1%
COFFEE< 1%
HOSPITALITY< 1%
LEISURE< 1%
TRADING< 1%
SPICE< 1%
FISH< 1%
TAKEAWAY< 1%
LONDON< 1%
CHICKEN< 1%
HOTEL< 1%
KEBAB< 1%
LOUNGE< 1%
RESTAURANTS< 1%
PERI< 1%
CUISINE< 1%
BARS< 1%
STREET< 1%
HOLDINGS< 1%
Startups Analysed By Industry

Director Profiles

Honorific Titles

Percentage frequency of different titles used by directors starting companies in the period. We can reasonably assume that the majority of “Mr” are male, and “Miss,Ms or Mrs” are female, thereby giving us a male / female ratio of .

M/F Ratio

1:1

Mr64.49%
Mrs13.28%
Miss8.43%
Unknown7.92%
Ms5.54%
Dr0.22%
Me0.04%
Misss0.02%
Sheikh0.02%
Sir0.02%

Age & EXPERIENCE

These are the approximate age ranges for the directors who are involved with the companies started in the period, along with the average number of directorships held when they started their new business.

31-4031.60%
41-5027.27%
21-3019.03%
51-6015.22%
Over 605.76%
Under 211.12%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.18 (nationally for the same period it’s 1.26)
Sample Size

199

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More UK STartup Resources

See our growing data sets on other regions and sectors. In most reports we track numbers of startups, experience and age of the Directors and try to get a handle on the male / female balance of Directors.