14. PetShop.co.uk

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Founders: Adam Taylor and Lexi Tamasan
Founded: January 2011
Website: www.petshop.co.uk

Listed at number 18 in Startups 100 2013, Adam Taylor and Lexi Tamasan’s innovative pet food delivery business has seen impressive growth in the last 12 months; having hit their turnover target of £3m in 2013 (with £250,000 net profit), they confidently expect to grow this to £5m in 2014. The start-up allows customers to order discounted pet products online (it currently offers savings on over 10,000 pet supplies), and its innovative ‘Bottomless Bowl’ subscription service ensures those signed up never run out of pet food again.

The founders experienced a breakthrough moment this year when PetShop.co.uk was approached and awarded a £250,000 grant from the EU-backed Rural Growth Network, which will be used to launch PetShop into the lucrative European pet food market – with an estimated market size of £30bn, the potential for growth is huge. PetShop.co.uk will also launch its own brand dog food this year and invest in its infrastructure to ensure its incredible rate of growth can continue.

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