Access to Markets

Scale-up companies seek to develop new products and services, and their domestic and international customer base, as quickly as possible. In the UK, however, many report difficulties in supplying to large corporates and the public sector due to the lack of transparency, transaction costs and complexity involved. Scale-ups also find it difficult to make the leap into overseas markets, given the challenges and risks, and can have difficulties gaining regulatory approval for innovative new products.

Access to Markets committee

Chair: Jon Rhodes, BGF

The Committee members are Andy Page, Richard Hill, Stephen Drew, Jean-Marc Frangos, Chris Haley, Mark Ling, Rebecca McNeil, Lara Morgan, Elizabeth Vega.

Andy Page

CEO, Sharing in Growth UK Ltd.

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Richard Hill

MD, Automotive & Manufacturing, Large Corporate & Sectors, RBS

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Stephen Drew

Partner, Head of International Services, Smith and Williamson
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Jean-Marc Frangos

Managing Director, External Innovation, BT

Chris Haley

Head of New Technology & Startup Research, Nesta
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Mark Ling

Managing Director, Santander UK
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Rebecca McNeil

Chief Operating Officer, Business Banking, Barclays UK
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Lara Morgan

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Jon Rhodes

Director of External Affairs, Communications & Marketing, Business Growth Fund
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Elizabeth Vega

Global CEO, Informed Solutions
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The purpose of the Access to Markets Committee is to provide assessment and direction on the key needs and policy issues affecting access to markets for scale-up businesses, specifically corporate and government procurement, exports and internationalisation. It will also research, analysis and thought leadership as well as review programmes that support scale-up businesses, in order to develop appropriate case studies and learnings. Where relevant, specific sector support and analysis will also be undertaken.

The Committee reviews on an annual basis the existing programmes as identified in the 2014 Scale-Up Report, and assesses new programmes to put forward to the Evidence Committee. It reviews policies on access to markets in the UK and internationally.


The current leading programmes endorsed by the Access to Markets Committee