This Manchester company’s flagship website, ladbible.com, was ranked the fourth most viewed video creator on social media last year, according to Tubular Labs. Founded in 2012 by chief executive Solly Solomou, 27, while he was a student at Leeds University, it posts videos and articles that range from social good campaigns to celebrity news and politics. The firm reaches more than half of all millennials in the UK every month. Its portfolio of brand partners, including Smirnoff, RNLI, Unilever and Disney, helped net sales — which include revenue streams ranging from programmatic advertising to branded content — grow to £15.5m last year.
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