Profitability of small & medium enterprises in the UK 2019, by enterprise size

This statistic shows the profitability of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2018 to 2019, by enterprise size. The larger the enterprises were in terms of number of employees, the larger the proportion that reported a profit in the assessed period. In total, 70 percent of SMEs made a profit.

Profitability of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2nd quarter 2018 to 2nd quarter 2019, by enterprise size

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

Q2 2017 to Q2 2019

Number of respondents

4,500 respondents

Special properties

SMEs*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

In order to qualify for interview, SMEs had to meet the following criteria in addition to the quotas by size, sector and region:
Not 50%+ owned by another company
Not run as a social enterprise or as a not for profit organisation
Turnover of less than £25m

* The respondent was the person in charge of managing the business’s finances. Data was collected via interview.

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