The East Midlands Top 500 Companies 2020 is a new index which celebrates the business success of the East Midlands as a region with a remarkably strong, diverse and resilient range of firms.
'Three Counties' of Derbyshire, Leicesterhsire and Nottinghamshire are areas covered. The index is part of a proposed regional approach for sharing business intelligence to support economic development, lead by the East Midlands Chamber.
The Index was planned in late 2019, when business disruption from Brexit was envisaged and Coronavirus was unheard of locally. Since March 2020, the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown have already been deeply felt across the region and are affecting many companies.
Understanding the business baseline for economic recovery and future resilience is of crucial importance and the Index is one potentially important dataset within this. The Top 500 is based on historic data from Companies House accounts between July 2017 and June 2018.