Gloucestershire’s 36 Fastest Growing Retail Startups

August 23, 2022

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 36 Retail companies in Gloucestershire. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Retail Companies & Startups (Gloucestershire)


Superdry

FoundersJulian Dunkerton
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Superdry is a British international branded clothing company, and owner of the Superdry label.


Anatwine

FoundersChris Griffin
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Connecting brands and retailers systems to create an efficient and profitable revenue share model


Direct Online Services

FoundersMartyn Rees, Will Rees
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Direct Online Services Limited (DOS LTD) is the e-commerce retailer behind a range of well-known kitchen furniture brands.


British Corner Shop

FoundersMark Callaghan
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British Corner Shop is an e-commerce industry that specializes in wholesale exports, supermarkets and groceries.


Home Leisure Direct

FoundersAndy Beresford, Michelle Beresford
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Home Leisure Direct is a retail seller specializing in games rooms.


Ligneus Products Limited

FoundersUnknown
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UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable wooden products to the Hospitality, Catering & Retail industries


Weird Fish Clothing

FoundersUnknown
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Weird Fish Clothing is a lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer.


Benson for Beds

FoundersCyril Benson
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Benson for Beds is a company dedicated to ensuring customers get a great night’s sleep.


Buzz3D

FoundersMarc Foreman
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Buzz 3D provides businesses with the world’s most advanced 3D interface for product marketing, education, training and research.


Bookdepository

FoundersUnknown
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Book Depository is an online book retail company.


Gardening Naturally

FoundersUnknown
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Gardening Naturally offers comprehensive gardening solutions and alternatives to grow fruit and vegetables without the use of pesticides.


The Book Depository

FoundersAndrew Crawford
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The Book Depository is an online Internet bookstore that offers great assortment of books with free shipping worldwide.


Hera London

FoundersUnknown
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Hera London is a unisex clothing online retailer based in the United Kingdom.


Gillmans Appliance Specialists

FoundersUnknown
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Gillmans Appliance Specialists offers washing machines, dishwashers, refrigeration, cooking, small appliance, TV and audio products.


Bristol Uniforms

FoundersUnknown
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Bristol Uniforms is a designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services in the U.K.


Merlin Software Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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Merlin Software is a software developer that offers an EPOS solution and retail systems.


UK Christmas World

FoundersUnknown
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UK Christmas World is an online store that sells different kinds of indoor and outdoor Christmas, Christmas trees, and decoration supplies.


Melett

FoundersUnknown
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Melett is an automotive company that provides engineered turbochargers and components for the turbo aftermarket.


Helipebs Controls

FoundersUnknown
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Helipebs Controls manufactures and supplies hydraulic cylinders, pneumatic cylinders, valves, servo actuators & hydraulic systems products.


&SONS

FoundersUnknown
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&SONS offers a unique range of vintage-style clothing and accessories designed by & for craftspeople, artisan makers, & creative pioneers.


Outdoor365

FoundersUnknown
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Outdoor365 offers the full range of products available, including classics, best sellers, and new releases.


Smart Home Sounds

FoundersUnknown
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Smart Home Sounds is an audio visual eCommerce retailer that offers smart speakers.


Visual Impact

FoundersUnknown
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Visual Impact is an online store that offers a wide range of broadcasting equipment and other related accessories.


Don’t Buy Her Flowers

FoundersUnknown
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Don’t Buy Her Flowers provides a set of choices from beauty, TLC, alcohol, cozy socks, and good books.


Cheeky Chica

FoundersUnknown
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Cheeky Chica is an online retailer that provides products such as clip-in extensions, Remy human hair, accessories & gift card products.


Joedan Group

FoundersUnknown
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Joedan Group manufactures and supplies windows, bi-fold doors, French doors, patio doors, triple track doors, front doors, and back doors.


base.com

FoundersUnknown
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base.com is an online retailer that offers a wide range of entertainment products such as CDs, DVDs, blu rays, and game formats.


Twyver Switchgear

FoundersUnknown
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Twyver is a specialist switchgear and critical power solutions provider to the retail, industrial and building services markets.


Margaret Reid Display Solutions

FoundersUnknown
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MRDS designs and manufactures quality retail and commercial display equipment for the tile and stone industry.


Geckota

FoundersJonathan Quinn
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Geckota engages in the retail, design, and marketing of luxury and contemporary watches and accessories.


Swift Storage Systems

FoundersUnknown
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Swift Storage Systems is an online retailer of shelving, racking, and storage products.


Woodcock & Cavendish

FoundersUnknown
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Woodcock and Cavendish is a homeware and clothing company that offers a fantastic range of gifts, wall art, and home furnishings.


Aos Online

FoundersUnknown
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Aos Online provides stationery, machines, printer consumables, and packaging supplies to homes, schools, and businesses.


Highgrove Gardens

FoundersUnknown
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Highgrove Enterprises aims to raise vital funds for The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation through commercial activity.


Woolstack

FoundersUnknown
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Woolstack specializes in KnitPro, Clover, Malabrigo, Opal & Trekking – great knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn, and more.


Watts of Lydney Group

FoundersUnknown
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Watts of Lydney Group is a business conglomerate that serves in commercial vehicle dealerships, urethane, thermoplastics and retail area.

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