What is a scale-up business?
As defined by the ScaleUp Institute:
A ‘scale-up’ is an enterprise with average annualised growth in employees or turnover greater than 20 per cent per annum over a three year period, and with more than 10 employees at the beginning of the observation period.
What is the role of the ScaleUp Institute?
The ScaleUp Institute builds on the pioneering research and recommendations published in the 2014 Scale-Up Report. The Institute collaborates with policy makers, corporate partners and educational establishments to take these recommendations forward, to track the targets set out in the report, and to make a real and identifiable impact.
Need support to Scale-Up?
A wealth of fully funded (yes free!), specialist support is available to businesses in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay with aspirations to become the ScaleUp businesses of tomorrow. We have categorised this support by the main challenges facing ScaleUp and aspiring ScaleUp businesses.
Our Growth Hub team are on hand to help you navigate the support landscape and put you in touch with the right schemes to help you identify new opportunities and realise your ScaleUp business aspirations.Get in touch with an Adviser today
Further Info: Developing or growing your business or, take a look at the many options available to you below:
Heart of the South West Scale-Up Programme
Access to markets at home and abroad:
Building Leadership Capacity / Access to Talent:
Space and Infrastructure:
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