Blogs

Financing Growth in Innovative Firms: our response

The need to address the issue of long-term, “patient” capital is not new to the UK. It has been addressed in several reviews from the Cruickshank report in 2000, the 2009 Rowlands review, the 2012 Breedon review and the 2014 Scaleup Report. Many of the...

SME Finance Monitor: the scaleup perspective

The contribution of scaleup businesses to the health and dynamism of the UK economy is being increasingly realised. Scaleups matter because they are across sectors, in every area of the country and are generators of exports, jobs and growth in our local communities....

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...

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