The October update for the Embryo Index has seen over 200 companies improve their scores from the previous month.

By far the highest increase – both numerically, and percentage-wise, is Clough & Willis (CGWS), with a jump of 145.5 points, moving from a total score of 196.5 to 345!

This update has seen many well-known Manchester-based companies improve their scores, alongside some lesser known entries. Urban Splash (URBS), Zen Internet (ZENI), and Wakelet (WAKE), have all seen 100+ improvements in their scores, with Wakelet now taking the top spot overall in the index, with a massive 2226.18 points.

Last month’s leading scorers, UKFast (FAST) increased by over 60 points, yet were still pipped into second place because of the massive Wakelet jump.

Other interesting points increases were gained by Luxe To Kill (LUXE), Hill Dickinson (HDIC), and Chafes Hague Lambert (CFSS) – the latter just failing to break a 100-point score improvement with a very good 95.9. BGN also deserve some credit for their excellent 86.58 jump to 495.68.

Company Code Sector +/- Change Prev. Score Score
Clough & Willis (CGWS) Legal 148.5 196.5 345
Urban Splash (URBS) Property 124.52 1531.14 1655.66
Zen Internet (ZENI) Technology 120.12 1617.97 1738.09
Wakelet (WAKE) Technology 118.63 2107.55 2226.18
Birchall Blackburn (BBLK) Legal 115.61 408.69 524.3
Chafes Hague Lambert (CFSS) Legal 95.9 171.75 267.65
Ward Hadaway (WARD) Legal 86.9 703.75 790.65
BGN Agency (BGNA) Digital 86.58 409.1 495.68
Alexander & Co (ALCO) Finance 79.15 246.58 325.73
Homes 4 U (HMSU) Property 77.81 504.51 582.32
BLM Law (BLML) Legal 70.05 714.1 784.15
ANS (ANSG) Technology 69 1361.37 1430.37
Itecco (ITCO) Recruitment 67.9 183.76 251.66
Luxe To Kill (LUXE) Retail 67.12 331.78 398.9
NCC Group (NCCG) Technology 66.87 2109.43 2176.3
Stephensons Solicitors (STEP) Legal 65.51 1261.35 1326.86
Shoosmiths (SHOO) Legal 65.25 1438.75 1504
Optimal Solicitors (OPLS) Legal 65.2 336.15 401.35
Warburtons (WARB) Consumer 64.3 1434.65 1498.95
Weightmans (WEIG) Legal 62.27 1243.41 1305.68
UtiliGroup (UTIL) Technology 60.5 295.5 356
UKFast (FAST) Technology 60.08 2150.55 2210.63
AWH Solicitors (AWHS) Legal 55.59 408.24 463.83
Chess (CHES) Technology 51.21 1025.46 1076.67
JMW (JMWL) Legal 50.61 1435.71 1486.32
Amicus (AMCS) Legal 47.1 163.76 210.86
Hill Dickinson (HDIC) Legal 45.86 921.33 967.19
Aticus Law (ATIC) Legal 44.75 157.4 202.15
JP & Brimelow (JPBL) Property 41.5 311.35 352.85
Gascoigne Halman (GHAL) Property 37.01 583.49 620.5
The House Crowd (CROW) Technology 36.45 322.05 358.5
AGI Criminal (AGIC) Legal 35.7 275.05 310.75
Meridian Business Support (MBST) Recruitment 35.18 775.92 811.1
MLP Law (MLPS) Legal 34 137.25 171.25
Edward Mellor (EDML) Property 33.05 676.37 709.42
Oliver James (OLIJ) Recruitment 32.66 506.78 539.44
PLS Solicitors (PLSS) Legal 31.65 320 351.65
Career Makers (CRMK) Recruitment 30.47 189.92 220.39
Glaisyers (GLSY) Legal 30.35 444.88 475.23
Olliers Solicitors (OLLI) Legal 29.45 440.1 469.55
Cubic Motion (CBIC) Technology 28.8 308.98 337.78
Aaron & Partners (ANPS) Legal 28.3 458.95 487.25
Latimer Lee (LLSL) Legal 26.75 98.07 124.82
Reason Digital (REAS) Technology 25.8 431.11 456.91
Pareto Law (PARE) Recruitment 25.35 1353.45 1378.8
Aspire Recruitment (ASPR) Recruitment 25.3 190.18 215.48
Big Cloud Recruitment (BCRT) Recruitment 24.9 207.31 232.21
Depledge (DPLG) Finance 24.9 188.95 213.85
Access Pay (APAY) Technology 24.2 454.8 479
Clarke Willmott (CWIL) Legal 24.2 951.25 975.45
Zia & Co (ZIAC) Finance 23.65 87.7 111.35
Jon Simon (JONS) Property 22.7 291.18 313.88
Hall Brown (HBRN) Legal 22.25 327 349.25
Manchester Central (MCEN) Events 22.14 1151.28 1173.42
Catermatch (CTRM) Recruitment 21.65 123.07 144.72
MediaCity (MCTY) Events 21 1373.35 1394.35
Roevin (ROVN) Recruitment 20.95 411.2 432.15
Sigma Consulting Solutions (SIGA) Technology 20.5 375.2 395.7
Foundation Recruitment (FOUN) Recruitment 20.17 217.44 237.61
Bott and Co (BOTT) Legal 19.67 712.57 732.24
Energize Group (ENGR) Recruitment 19.57 190.76 210.33
Pearson Solicitors (PSFA) Legal 19.5 298.45 317.95
Interact (TERA) Technology 19.21 741.91 761.12
Burton Copeland (BURT) Legal 18.8 298.95 317.75
OBI Property (OBIP) Property 18.33 351.53 369.86
Code Nation (CNAT) Technology 17.85 114.21 132.06
Nayyars Solicitors (NAYS) Legal 17.25 180.4 197.65
Carter Moore (CART) Legal 16.55 298.5 315.05
Cloud Technology Solutions (TECH) Technology 16.45 326.2 342.65
Push Doctor (PUSH) Technology 16.35 867.6 883.95
Recruitment Panda (RCPD) Recruitment 16.1 62.76 78.86
Jefferies Solicitors (JFRS) Legal 15.92 210.78 226.7
Hurst (HRST) Finance 15.5 855.05 870.55
Paul Rooney (PRYS) Legal 15.05 58.4 73.45
myerson (MYER) Legal 15.02 884.29 899.31
Julian Wadden (JWAD) Property 14.8 339.7 354.5
Price Slater Gawne (PSGL) Legal 14.35 217.26 231.61
Liquid Personnel (LQPL) Recruitment 14.35 306.9 321.25
Hugh Jones (HUJO) Legal 14 146.85 160.85
Philip James (PHJM) Property 13.76 230.95 244.71
Steam Haus (HAUS) Technology 13.2 176.7 189.9
Insight IT Recruitment (IITR) Recruitment 13.2 132.15 145.35
Essential Solicitors (ESTS) Legal 13.1 116.15 129.25
Beever And Struthers (BEEV) Finance 12.7 505.65 518.35
Salam & Co (SLMS) Legal 12.51 170.37 182.88
Amoria Bond (AMBD) Recruitment 12.39 353.52 365.91
Maguires (MAGU) Legal 12.05 92.8 104.85
Baker Chase (BACH) Legal 12 157.65 169.65
Carter Law (CRTL) Legal 11.7 190.8 202.5
Tech Manchester (THMC) Technology 11.45 238.35 249.8
KJG (KJGL) Finance 11.4 499.7 511.1
Bermans (BERM) Legal 11.35 308.9 320.25
Kaytons (KAYT) Property 11.27 221.25 232.52
Lewis Phipps (LPHP) Property 11.05 86.15 97.2
Manchester Life (MCRL) Property 10.9 119.5 130.4
Fieldings Porter (FIEL) Legal 10.9 943.3 954.2
Express Solicitors (EXPR) Legal 10.9 522.4 533.3
Pabla & Pabla (PABS) Legal 10.75 175.9 186.65
Abbey Solicitors (ABYS) Legal 10.6 144.7 155.3
Case McNair (CMCN) Property 10.5 164.3 174.8
Potter Rees Dolan (PRDN) Legal 10.35 260.71 271.06
Airangel (AIRL) Technology 9.75 149.05 158.8
Versus Law (VRSL) Legal 9.56 184.58 194.14
Hiring Hub (HHUB) Technology 9.55 612.79 622.34
ESP Recruitment (ESPR) Recruitment 9.55 118.7 128.25
Thornhills (THRN) Legal 9.5 123.7 133.2
Invosys (VOSY) Technology 9.35 144.45 153.8
Making You Content (MYCC) Digital 9.3 632.22 641.52
Peter Anthony (PANT) Property 9.04 284.99 294.03
Williamson & Croft (WCRO) Finance 8.7 506.64 515.34
Cardwells (CARD) Property 8.68 318.39 327.07
CTS (CTST) Technology 8.6 302.65 311.25
AML Solicitors (AMLS) Legal 8.55 125.82 134.37
First Law Solicitors (FSTL) Legal 8.49 165.57 174.06
Bridge Law (BRDG) Legal 8.15 169.85 178
Hesketh James (HKJM) Recruitment 8.15 139.35 147.5
Davis Blank Furniss (DBFL) Legal 7.9 460.7 468.6
WTB Solicitors (WTBS) Legal 7.8 298.45 306.25
Amanda Cunliffe (AMCU) Legal 7.75 156.8 164.55
Richard Silver (RDSS) Legal 7.75 242.65 250.4
Axis Solicitors (AXSS) Legal 7.51 15.92 23.43
Mary Monson (MMNS) Legal 7.34 405.98 413.32
MCC Accountants (MCCA) Finance 7.25 242.75 250
Douglas Scott (DOUG) Recruitment 7.1 712.22 719.32
K3 Business Technology (KTEC) Technology 6.85 215.7 222.55
Abacus Law (ABAC) Legal 6.75 180.19 186.94
Gorvins (GORV) Legal 6.7 765.05 771.75
Sheldon Davidson (SDSS) Legal 6.65 140.4 147.05
Clear Law (CLEA) Legal 6.55 226.85 233.4
JMR Solicitors (JMRS) Legal 6.5 229.88 236.38
Apadmi (APAD) Technology 6.25 677.4 683.65
Wax Digital (WAXD) Technology 6.05 378.71 384.76
Missguided (MISG) Retail 6 1074.75 1080.75
Affinity Seven Law (ASLS) Legal 6 164.3 170.3
Intechnica (INTE) Technology 6 250.76 256.76
Apprentify (APPY) Recruitment 5.9 332.44 338.34
Freeman Fisher (FRFS) Legal 5.9 228.91 234.81
Warr & Co (WRCO) Finance 5.8 209.62 215.42
Barnfather (BNFS) Legal 5.8 7.65 13.45
Bannister Preston (BNPS) Legal 5.75 247.95 253.7
Harold Stock & Co (HSCS) Legal 5.65 191.77 197.42
Hello Soda (SODA) Technology 5.35 300.07 305.42
Slater Heelis (SLAT) Legal 5.3 759.77 765.07
BDB (BDBM) Digital 5.2 415.35 420.55
Connections Recruitment (CNRT) Recruitment 5.1 208.31 213.41
Just Law Solicitors (JUST) Legal 5.05 127.7 132.75
JS Miller (JSMS) Legal 5.05 113.28 118.33
BPS Law Manchester (BPSL) Legal 5.05 70.1 75.15
Glenbrook (GLNB) Property 5 84.45 89.45
Curtis Law (CTSL) Legal 4.85 149.91 154.76
Forward Role (FORW) Recruitment 4.76 536.21 540.97
MS Law (MSLW) Legal 4.7 115.9 120.6
Quay Property (QUAY) Property 4.6 247.6 252.2
Kuits (KUIT) Legal 4.6 635.28 639.88
Bromleys (BROM) Legal 4.36 580.04 584.4
Mikhael Law (MKLS) Legal 4.3 158.78 163.08
KHF Solicitors (KHFS) Legal 4.3 110.15 114.45
NK Law (NKLW) Legal 4.1 215.15 219.25
Craig Gee Solicitors (CGEE) Legal 4.1 133.5 137.6
Otten Penna & Co (OTTP) Legal 4.05 92.45 96.5
Knight Knox (KNOX) Property 4 448.05 452.05
Portman Recruitment (PORT) Recruitment 3.9 164.7 168.6
ETS Consulting (ETSC) Recruitment 3.75 20.35 24.1
Mortons Solicitors (MOTN) Legal 3.75 270.82 274.57
HLF Berry (HLFB) Legal 3.7 171.75 175.45
Athena Law (ATHL) Legal 3.6 144.5 148.1
Guest & Co (GSTC) Finance 3.6 168.8 172.4
Linten (LINT) Technology 3.44 442.38 445.82
Joseph Daniel Solicitors (JDSL) Legal 3.4 155.95 159.35
Hills Residential (HILR) Property 3.31 417.2 420.51
Bright HR (BRHR) Services 3.3 906.77 910.07
Alfred Newton (ALFN) Legal 3.3 143.2 146.5
Brunskill (BRUN) Legal 3.2 15.5 18.7
Grassroots Recruitment (GRRT) Recruitment 3.15 183.2 186.35
Ozon Solicitors (OZON) Legal 3.1 167.25 170.35
North Point (NPRT) Recruitment 3.05 139.65 142.7
Legal HD (LGHD) Legal 3 109.8 112.8
Accounting Solutions (ACSL) Finance 3 17.05 20.05
Re Legal (RELG) Recruitment 3 14.55 17.55
EMG (EMGC) Property 3 172.5 175.5
North Ainley (NRAS) Legal 2.98 192.71 195.69
Temperley Taylor (TTSH) Legal 2.95 127.1 130.05
M24Seven (MSEV) Technology 2.8 176.55 179.35
Clearview Solicitors (CLVS) Legal 2.8 174.02 176.82
Sarah Dixon and Co (SDCS) Legal 2.75 144.55 147.3
Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCCS) Legal 2.7 247.55 250.25
Quill (QILL) Legal 2.66 270.21 272.87
Pannone Corporate (PANN) Legal 2.65 547.05 549.7
Silverdale Law (SLVR) Legal 2.65 194.1 196.75
Osborn Knight (OBKS) Legal 2.65 158.85 161.5
Ask Real Estate (ASKR) Property 2.55 301 303.55
Pinnington Law (PNTL) Legal 2.55 462.5 465.05
Integra Solicitors (INTG) Legal 2.4 117.85 120.25
Silven (SILV) Recruitment 2.3 203.71 206.01
RealityMine (MINE) Technology 2.25 173.85 176.1
Paul Darnborough (PDBS) Legal 2.25 110.91 113.16
George Adams (GAMS) Property 2.25 157.95 160.2
Bruntwood (BRNT) Property 2.24 1878.18 1880.42
Martin & Co (MART) Legal 2.2 194.95 197.15
Northern Etchells Homes (NEHM) Property 2.15 137.11 139.26
Arshed & Co (ARCO) Legal 2.15 139.35 141.5
Response Tap (RTAP) Technology 2.11 419.48 421.59
Zen Law (ZENL) Legal 2.1 137.17 139.27
Zenith Management (ZENI) Property 2 22.55 24.55
Robert Lizar (ROLI) Legal 1.85 156.55 158.4
KBL Solicitors (KBLS) Legal 1.81 234.63 236.44
Lawrence Copeland (LAWC) Property 1.8 250.2 252
Scanlans (SCAN) Property 1.8 275.65 277.45
Ashwood Solicitors (ASHS) Legal 1.7 245.95 247.65
Leech & Co (LECH) Legal 1.55 126.35 127.9
Ryan Solicitors (RYAN) Legal 1.5 24.75 26.25
CTP (CTPL) Property 1.5 66.7 68.2
Wrigley Claydon (WYCS) Legal 1.46 69.07 70.53
Hewlett Swanson (HEWL) Legal 1.45 12.5 13.95
Bourne Recruitment (BRRT) Recruitment 1.45 7.8 9.25
Christian Douglass (CHRD) Finance 1.35 14.95 16.3
Semilliam (SMLM) Finance 1.35 180.9 182.25
Semilliam (SMLM) Finance 1.35 180.9 182.25
Croftons Solicitors (CROF) Legal 1.35 141.35 142.7
Beatstream (BEAT) Technology 1.33 32.94 34.27
Ellison and Thomas (ELTS) Legal 1.3 12.9 14.2
VRS Regulatory (VRSR) Recruitment 1.3 22 23.3
Formisimo (MISI) Technology 1.29 435.41 436.7
Gowing Law (GOWL) Legal 1.29 225.39 226.68
Manchester Gin (MCRG) Consumer 1.26 337.55 338.81
Kaye Mackenzie (KAYM) Property 1.26 91.77 93.03
Frazer John Recruitment (FZJR) Recruitment 1.25 162.25 163.5
Alexander Hancock (ADHK) Recruitment 1.21 208.27 209.48
MWA Accounting (MWAA) Finance 1.15 7.06 8.21
Datacentreplus (DATA) Technology 1.15 557.55 558.7
TJL Solicitors (TJLS) Legal 1.15 164.4 165.55
KhanMather (KMRS) Legal 1.1 174.25 175.35
Last Seconds (LSND) Property 1.1 32.25 33.35
Kingtons (KING) Property 1.01 179.13 180.14
The Rose Partnership (TRPS) Legal 1 161.9 162.9
Butcher & Barlow (BBAR) Legal 1 286.75 287.75
C & R Properties (CANR) Property 1 134.1 135.1
Mendelsons Solicitors (MDLS) Legal 0.95 183.15 184.1
M-Seitler & Co (MSCO) Finance 0.95 152.97 153.92
DTE Business Advisers (DTEB) Finance 0.9 71.31 72.21
Red Cow (REDC) Digital 0.9 212.9 213.8
Briscombe, Nutter & Staff (BNAS) Property 0.8 193.75 194.55
Prestige Solicitors (PRES) Legal 0.8 123.7 124.5
Touch Solicitors (TOUC) Legal 0.6 5.9 6.5
Sinclair Law (SINC) Legal 0.6 204.64 205.24
Stevenson Whyte (SWYT) Property 0.46 176.11 176.57
Prospero Accounting (PPRO) Finance 0.45 20.42 20.87
Progressive Solicitors (PRGS) Legal 0.4 165.35 165.75
tmfortis (TMFO) Legal 0.4 208.45 208.85
Howards & Henry’s (HWDS) Legal 0.4 61.82 62.22
Madina (MADI) Property 0.35 172.1 172.45
Murphy Thompson Moore LLP (MTMR) Finance 0.35 176.92 177.27
Middleton Accountancy Services (MDAS) Finance 0.3 164.52 164.82
Granite Lettings (GRAN) Property 0.3 178.05 178.35
Harry Boodhoo (HBOO) Legal 0.3 107.8 108.1
Cube3 (CUBE) Digital 0.23 710.36 710.59
LLM Solicitors (LLMS) Legal 0.2 9.91 10.11
Appleton Gerrard (AGRD) Finance 0.2 89.85 90.05
MCR Solicitors (MCRS) Legal 0.15 157.2 157.35
Cube Accountants (CUBA) Finance 0.15 224.89 225.04
Howarth Goodman (HWGM) Legal 0.15 94.85 95
Bakers Solicitors (BKRS) Legal 0.15 146.58 146.73
Axica (AXCA) Recruitment 0.15 45.09 45.24
My Accountancy Place (MAPF) Finance 0.1 465.38 465.48
QC Legal (QCLG) Recruitment 0.05 171.75 171.8
Panacea Property Development (PPDV) Property 0.05 206.1 206.15

Tune in next month for even more exciting updates!

James Welch

James is a digital industry veteran, and has worked various roles from SEO, head of research, to director level. He is a content nerd, and loves nothing more than demanding that evermore content is added to client sites - as well as the Embryo blog!