• A movement for mid size business

    Research and Advocacy

    We are about to launch our 2018 national MSB Leaders report, the largest research project investigating

    the issues facing leaders of Mid-Size Businesses in the UK. Click the link below to request a copy

  • Mid size businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy

    It's time to treat them like it


    mid size businesses in the UK in 2017

    5 million

    people will be employed by MSBs by 2020



    of mid size businesses turning over £10m- £100m are located outside London


    is what MSBs will contribute to the economy by 2020



    is the value of MSB export


    MSBs outperform the market on job growth, productivity and investment in innovation



    The number of MSBs is increasing, while small and large businesses are in decline

  • What We Do

    MSBLeaders develop and deliver resources for directors of mid size businesses, to help them improve performance and contribute more effectively. We lead research to inform and underpin these resources, while providing a range of services to support MSB directors in their roles.

    Why we exist

    Our mission is to increase the economic impact and value of MSB directors, driving sustainable and conscientious business growth.

    Our ambition

    Our legacy will be to positively impact the UK's economy, reputation and peoples’ prosperity - at a national and regional level.

  • What problem are we solving?

    Board practices and director competency lie at the core of business performance. Yet directors of mid size businesses can’t go to one place for credible, practical support, whether ‘the basics’ or new and emerging issues. Nor can they access it in a user-friendly (digital) and affordable way.

    Our solution?

    We aggregate and simplify credible information about contemporary practices and issues for directors of mid size businesses. By 2020 our online platform will allow them to access it in a convenient, user-friendly way.

    Who Are we helping?

    The founders, owners, directors, NEDs and leaders of 170,000 mid size businesses, who now face an ever-increasing spectrum of new and emerging responsibilities.


    And with 77% of mid size business located outside of London, this is a critical issue for regional economies.

    How will we deliver it?

    2018/19 - R&D: Identify, standardise and organise content relevant to mid size business leaders.


    2020 - Deployment: Make that information credible, relevant and easy to access to create an essential, personal business tool for leaders of mid size businesses


    2021 - Impact and legacy: Use the platform to accelerate mid size business performance.


    Measurably increase the economic and social contribution mid size businesses makes in the UK and, particularly, regional communities.

  • Our partners

    We are extremely grateful to our supporting partners and their commitment to MSBs