Where will the UK's much needed economic growth come from?
Make way for the middle points the way to the diversification of the economy which the country desperately needs.
Forecasting and comparing the growth trajectory of the trade of the UK's small, medium and large businesses for the first time, this report sets out to reveal the size of the prize for the mid-market - and the whole of the economy.
Download Make way for the middle to find out how your sector is expected to perform in the run up to 2020.
Understanding the mid-market
No longer are we a nation dominated by large scale manufacturers of consumer goods. As this report will reveal, our greatest growth prospects lie in producing complex components and offering highly skilled, innovative expertise.
With such ripe potential, should you have a better understanding of the mid-market?
What does this mean for you?
As well as revealing a rebalancing in the structure of the UK economy, Make way for the middle seeks to help businesses answer crucial questions...
Why have others succeeded?
Who should I be working with?
Where should I be looking to export?
How can Technology work as a competitive advantage for me?
What funding options are available to me?
How can Gowling WLG help you
With such exciting prospects, this is the time for medium-sized businesses to decide how they will secure future growth. The most successful of these businesses raise capital to expand, export and reach new markets. Capitalise on these opportunities, and the results will be game-changing. Having worked with thousands of companies over the last two decades as they look to gain access to capital and grow sustainably - whether through M&A, investment funds, private equity or equity capital markets - the team at Gowling WLG (UK) has a unique view on what these developments indicate for businesses, and how their leaders can make the most of them.
We advise businesses of all shapes and sizes on how to navigate this tricky period of growth, and have particular expertise in AIM, the most successful growth market in the world and a natural target for funding mid-market businesses. We worked on the first AIM IPO twenty years ago, and since the launch of AIM in 1995, have acted on over 600 deals, raising total funds of over £7.5 billion. Gowling WLG (UK) now acts for over 90 Main Market and AIM companies and is one of the most active law firms by number of IPOs since 2008.