11/2019

F&B Startups

Food & beverage startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

4980

Total new company registrations climbed from 4,688 to 4,980 between September and October.

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

Evaluating the kinds of business in Food & Beverage for recent startups. Change indicators show percentage difference between the two periods displayed for actual numbers recorded.
SectorOctoberSeptember
Take-away food shops and mobile food stands1362 ▲4%1305
Licensed restaurants923 ▲18%779
Event catering activities699 ▲0%696
Unlicensed restaurants and cafes684 ▲7%642
Public houses and bars658 ▲19%555
Other food services459 ▼-10%510
Hotels and similar accommodation195 ▼-3%201

UK REGIONS FOR F&B ACTIVITY

London16.55%
North West11.91%
North East11.57%
Midlands10.32%
Anglia9.12%
South East7.41%
South Central6.95%
Scotland6.37%
South West5.22%
Wales4.22%
Northern Ireland1.04%
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.

CATERING3.11%
FOOD2.91%
PIZZA2.27%
RESTAURANT1.81%
KITCHEN1.75%
HOUSE1.69%
CAFE1.67%
FOODS1.45%
COFFEE1.31%
GRILL1.29%
GROUP1.22%
SPICE1.14%
EVENTS< 1%
SERVICES< 1%
TAKEAWAY< 1%
HOSPITALITY< 1%
FISH< 1%
KEBAB< 1%
LEISURE< 1%
LONDON< 1%
CHICKEN< 1%
INDIAN< 1%
TRADING< 1%
LOUNGE< 1%
HOTEL< 1%
RESTAURANTS< 1%
BARS< 1%
EXPRESS< 1%
STREET< 1%
ENTERPRISES< 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

Mr64.46%
Mrs12.72%
Miss9.55%
Unknown7.53%
Ms5.32%
Dr0.33%
Me0.02%
Mister0.02%
Mohammed0.02%
Reverend0.02%

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.

31-4033.98%
41-5025.41%
21-3021.41%
51-6013.50%
Over 604.23%
Under 211.48%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.19 (nationally for the same period it’s 1.29)
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.