Wednesday 11 September 2019 12:01 am

Ranked: The UK's fastest growing companies for brand value

Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and Brewdog are growing in value faster than any other UK brands, according to a survey published today.

The food delivery app topped the list, increasing its value 54 per cent to $1.4bn (£1.1bn), while coffee chain Costa jumped 48 per cent to $1.5bn, boosted by its takeover by Coca Cola.

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Brewery and pub chain Brewdog also rose up the ranks this year as it cashed in on growing demand for craft beers, according to the Brand Z report released by WPP and Kantar.


British stalwart Vodafone retained its title as the UK’s most valuable brand, followed by HSBC and Shell.

The top 10 fastest risers

Brand Rank in top 75 CategoryValueIncrease year-on-year (%)
1.Deliveroo50Online Food Delivery$1.4bn54
2.Costa Coffee47Fast Food$1.5bn48
3.Brewdog57Alcohol$1.2bn40
4.Ocado34Retail$2.0bn35
5.Innocent51Beverages$1.3bn35
6.Very52Retail$1.3bn21
7.Compare The Market39Price Comparison$1.8bn20
8.Hiscox65Insurance$912m19
9.Dyson17Home Appliances$3.6bn18
10.EE26Telecoms$2.6bn15

But, the figures, which are compiled through a combination of business data and consumer opinion, showed the rate of growth for UK companies is lagging behind overseas counterparts.

The total value of the top 75 declined three per cent in 2019, slower than the 3.7 per cent growth recorded in the wider global economy.

“Consumers perceive the fastest-growing UK brands as innovative and dynamic, with a sense of momentum and a clear point of difference,” said Brand Z chairman David Roth.

“However, to keep up with accelerated growth of other global brands these brands must now work to build on their strengths and continue to deliver a fantastic customer experience, one of the key drivers of success for disruptive brands.”

The top 10 most valuable brands

Rank 2019BrandCategoryBrand value 2019 Brand value change (%)Rank 2018
1VodafoneTelecom providers$26.5bn-81
2HSBCBanks$23.2bn-22
3ShellEnergy$20.7bn23
4BPEnergy$13.2bn+126
5BTTelecom providers$12.2bn-114
6SkyTelecom providers$10.1bn-165
7TescoRetail$9.2bn17
8LiptonBeverages$9.1bn58
9DovePersonal care$6.5bn810
10BarclaysBanks$5.7bn-109


Services and retail brands once again dominated the rankings, with 33 brands in the top 75, while WH Smith, Aston Martin and Halifax were the only new entrants in this year’s table.


British Airways, which has been rocked by data leaks, IT problems and pilot strikes, ranked in just 49th place, with its brand value dropping five per cent year-on-year.

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Jane Bloomfield, chief growth officer at Kantar, said: “The UK is a phenomenal market to be associated with, and there’s a huge opportunity for brands to grow, even in these challenging times.

“Consumers’ habits and attitudes have changed – they demand convenience and a great experience, and they’ve become more price sensitive. Brands mustn’t lose touch with this; if they do, they’ll be at risk from disruptors who can deliver everything consumers want.”

Main image credit: Getty

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