Dedicated support for UK Mid Size Business



Do you regard your business as small, large or mid size?

If you have a turnover of £10m - £300m you are mid size, but as there is no formal classification for mid size business (MSB) in the UK, many directors of MSBs self-identify as small or large. 

This is one of the findings in the 2019 UK Mid Size Business Leadership Study, a national study of circa. 480 directors of UK directors, sponsored by Shoosmiths. The study also reveals a significant ‘support gap’ for this crucial tier of UK business.

Statistics show there are around 30,000 MSBs in the UK.

MSBs are typically too big to benefit from the incentives aimed at SMEs (classified by less than 250 employees) and yet they are too small to attract the attention afforded to FTSE companies.

Currently, there is no formal classification for mid size businesses and this contributes to a ‘forgotten middle’ in UK business, with the boards of businesses that have exceeded the headcount to comprise a SME struggling to find support and resources tailored for their size and stage of development.   

In response to these findings, we have established this dedicated MSB portal where you will be able to access free ‘how to’ help guides, useful insights and information on products, services, events and training which are relevant, and where appropriate, specifically tailored, to MSBs.


Watch the MSB launch event video here



Explore key MSB content and access useful downloads below, including people & HR issues, board issues, regulation & compliance and finance as well as information on our training courses.

Join the conversation

We hope you find the insights on this portal useful. Keep checking in; we will be adding new content frequently.

If there are any particular areas where you think your MSB would benefit from our insight, do let us know via email and sign up to our updates to ensure you are notified when new content is added, via the link in the box on the right or by clicking here.


The 2019 UK Mid Size Business Leadership Study

Access the report here for un-paralleled intelligence, evidence & inspiration from a study of circa. 480 directors of UK mid size businesses


Contact the MSB team at Shoosmiths

To discover how Shoosmiths can support your mid size business, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected].