A wide-ranging article by Jonathan Moules is published in the FT on how the UK can develop more scaleups, “the elite athletes of the entrepreneurial world.”
The article cites a range of sources, including the ScaleUp Institute. Data from the Enterprise Research Centre UK Growth Dashboard is cited, along with quotes from Richard Heggie, head of the high growth and entrepreneurs initiative at Barclays, and Professor Dan Isenberg of Babson College. The article also includes insights from Rana Harvey, founder of York-based Monster Group and a recent cohort member of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.
The FT notes that there has been a growth in the number of programmes run by both the public and private sectors to help small businesses with potential to accelerate.
The full article can be read here.