Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 90% of all businesses in the EU. The definition of an SME is important for access to finance and EU (and UK) support programmes targeted specifically at these enterprises.
|Company Category||Staff Headcount||Turnover, or||Balance sheet total|
|Medium-sized||<250||≤ € 50 m||≤ € 43 m|
|Small||<50||≤ € 10 m||≤ € 10 m|
|Micro||<10||≤ € 2 m||≤ € 2 m|
These ceilings apply to the figures for individual firms only. A firm that is part of larger group may need to include staff headcount/turnover/balance sheet data from that group too.