Infrastructure

Scale-up companies cite numerous pain points with regard to infrastructure. These range from planning laws that make it difficult to grow, to inflexibility of lease terms and the availability of broadband. Scale-up companies also cite access to cutting-edge research facilities as being helpful to growth.

Infrastructure committee

Chair: Irene Graham, ScaleUp Institute

The purpose of the Infrastructure committee is to provide assessment and direction on the key needs and policy issues affecting infrastructure for scale-up businesses. These include research, analysis and thought leadership as well as conducting reviews of 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 will conduct an annual review of existing scale-up infrastructure programmes as identified in the 2014 Scale-Up Report, as well as assess new ones to be put forward to the Evidence committee. It will review and keep abreast of ongoing UK and international policies with regards to infrastructure.

Programmes

The current leading programmes endorsed by the Infrastructure Committee