Coconut Media offers franchisors a strategically-focused advertising and PR service. They are part of Coconut Creatives LLP, the franchise industry’s leading and award-winning marketing company. The Top 100 list places Coconut Media as 65th, a great honour as the Startups.co.uk Top 100 list is a celebration of the best in new British businesses. Now in its fourth year, it is the most popular annual feature, counting down the top 100 start-ups to have launched in the last three years.
To be considered for the list, companies must be UK based and privately owned, have launched on or after 1 January 2010, and, for the first time this year, have a cap of 30 employees.
Entrants are judged by the Startups team against a host of criteria, but primarily for innovation, impressive financials and growth potential.
Against stiff competition, this year’s winners – revealed on the site for the first time today – will join an illustrious Startups 100 alumni, including Notonthehighstreet.com, Huddle, Naked Wines, Hailo and Fetch.
“We're thrilled to make the top 100. Coconut Media has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of years thanks to the hard work of our great Coconutty team,” says Sally Butters, Director of Coconut Media.
2013’s brightest start-ups
With 186 entrepreneurs in this year’s list, ranging from 24 to 68-year-olds, and a range of business types from food and drink companies (the most popular industry in the index with 12 companies) to game-changing tech start-ups, the 2013 index celebrates British business's variety and brilliance.
Startups editorial director, Ian Wallis, commented: “This list reeks of diversity and brilliance. Some of the start-up ideas and the way in which they’ve been executed show business is never a closed shop – an incredibly heartening message for anyone starting a business. And for consumers and businesses alike it all leads to far more choice.
“What is perhaps most staggering is that within just three years the companies that form this list share an average turnover of over £700,000 and employ 11 people. Just imagine what these innovators and driven entrepreneurs are doing for the British economy.
“And if we hadn’t – with an employee cap – sought to unearth some great undiscovered gems and hadn’t chosen some high potential, pre-revenue start-ups, those figures could have been more astounding. We expect great things of our winners and past experience suggests that’s precisely what we’ll get.”