Blogs

On Tuesday 14 November, we launched our Annual Scaleup Review 2017 at the British Library. An array of top class speakers shared their insights and enthusiasm for the scaleup agenda.

Isabel Oswell welcomes delegates on behalf of the British Library.

Irene Graham sets out the morning’s agenda.

Irene Graham and Sherry Coutu outline the findings of this year’s Annual Review.

Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business and Ministerial Scaleup Champion for Government, provides the keynote address.

Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, in conversation with event host Oli Barrett.

From left: Tim Sawyer, Chief Investment Officer of Innovate UK; Emma Jones, entrepreneur and SME Crown Representative; and Dana Denis-Smith, CEO of Obelisk Support, discuss access to markets, government procurement and exports with Oli Barrett.

Stephen Welton, CEO of BGF, discusses finance for scaleups and scaling up investors.

The finance panel. From left: Stephen Welton, CEO of BGF; Keith Morgan, CEO of British Business Bank; Oli Barrett; Sam Smith, CEO of FinnCap; and Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM and Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange.

Leadership and local delivery are key for scaleup businesses. Panel discussion with (from left): Charlotte Keenan, Executive Director and Head of Corporate Engagement EMEA, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme; Dr Alexandra Stein, Head of Enterprise and Investment at the Scottish Government; Duncan Game, Managing Director of Industrial Electronic Wiring; Nick Sturge, Director of Engine Shed; and Colin Bell, Business Growth Director of North East LEP.

Final discussion with Sahar Hashemi, co-chair of the Scaleup Taskforce, and Sherry Coutu.

Irene Graham closes the morning and thanks the delegates, participants and ScaleUp Institute partners.

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