Blogs

Industrial Strategy Green Paper: our response

The recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper set a welcome tone – engaging directly with the benefits that scaleup businesses have for UK wide productivity and economic growth. Although the rapidly approaching General Election has been a surprise, it does not change the...

Look to the LEPs

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are now seven years old. At the recent national LEP Network conference, Secretary of State for Local Government Sajid Javid was emphatic about their importance on the new path that the UK is now taking.   He highlighted their...

Budget 2017: summary for scaleups

The Chancellor’s Autumn Budget contains many measures that are relevant for scaleups. These include business and corporate taxes, property taxes and tax administration, skills and training, schools and further education. The Budget also sets out further detail...

Go to Grow: evidence from a programme focused on scaleups

It is important that when programmes are established for scaleup businesses that, from the get-go, they are assessed, monitored and measured for impact as well as for learnings. It is pleasing to see one programme which has done just that is the Mayor’s International...

Industrial Strategy and the role of the ScaleUp Institute

The Government’s Industrial Strategy demonstrates a firm commitment to improving on the competitiveness of Britain’s economy. The ScaleUp Institute is delighted to see that many of its recommendations, featured in the ‎2014 ScaleUp Report and 2016 Review, have been woven into the Industrial Strategy.

Scaleups and the Autumn Statement

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement contained a series of positive announcements that should support scaleups. Here we summarise the key points

New FT podcast on scaleups

Listen to this podcast from Andy Bounds of the FT, which features Minister for Small Business Margot James MP and Scaleup Institute chair Sherry Coutu. It also includes insights from Susannah Lawson, founder of Manchester-based scaleup One File, on her participation...

Start thinking scaleups, says Professional Manager magazine

Professional Manager, the magazine of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), has published a substantial article on scaleups and the pressing importance of fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems in the UK. It quotes Professor Dan Isenberg at length, including his...

Media interest in scaleups accelerates

There is growing interest in the business media in the scaleup agenda – not just in the individual companies but also in the ecosystem that supports them.

Second Driving Economic Growth programme powers ahead in Manchester

The ScaleUp Institute, with the support of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Innovate UK, hosted a major three-day regional economic growth programme in Manchester which concluded on Wednesday 21 September. The three day course convened 70 stakeholders from...