Leading from the Middle: the power of mid-market companies

Warwick Business School’s Prof Steve Roper discusses the power of the unsung mid-market in the big four EU countries, France, Germany, Italy and the UK.

These companies – typically from £15m to £800m turnover – are small in number compared with SMEs but contribute heavily to GDP and employment. The UK is outperforming its peers, including the German Mittelstand, on some measures like revenue growth and has more ‘growth champions’ – firms where revenue has grown by more than 10% in the last 12-months – than the three other nations.

The research was commissioned by GE Capital.