BUCKINGHAMSHIRE THAMES VALLEY LEP

KEY SECTORS 

TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY EMPLOYEE GROWTH

PHD

PHD provides bespoke scaffolding building services.

iPRO

iPRO provides bespoke engineering services to businesses for developing manufacturing tools, machines and systems.

LCVR

LCVR supplies cars and vans to vehicle leasing businesses.

SIMPLY WASTE SOLUTIONS

Simply Waste Solutions provides bin collection services for waste and recycling, alongside specialist waste management services such as confidential or hazardous waste.

BIG EASY RESTAURANTS

Big Easy Restaurants operates a chain of restaurants.

TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY TURNOVER GROWTH

GREENTECH DISTRIBUTION

GreenTech Distribution recycles old mobile devices by refurbishing them and wiping their data and then selling them onto clients.

BIG EASY RESTAURANTS

Big Easy Restaurants operates a chain of restaurants.

PHD

PHD provides bespoke scaffolding building services.

PHOENIX DATACOM

Phoenix Datacom provides businesses with network and data management services.

COMLAND

Comland operates a property development company.

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LOCAL LEP SCALEUP PROGRAMMES

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley has a range of services for scaleups focused on overcoming barriers such as leadership skills, access to new markets, finance and infrastructure. Peer-to-peer networking is a major aspect of these programmes with a new programme called MD Ngage being rolled out which allows business leaders to discuss and share issues of business interest.

A team of advisers provide one-to-one general and specialist business advice, including in-depth advice on inward investment, developing action plans, investment readiness and signposting to relevant provision. The LEP is also championing simplified cooperation with universities and workspaces for incubation and collaboration – and the Growth Hub is embedded into each of these activities.

Sector skills groups have also been set up through a collaboration between BTVLEP, The Skills Hub and The Buckinghamshire Business First Growth Hub with work focussing mainly on skills in the workplace and apprenticeships.

SCALEUP VIEWS:

The key barrier is access to talent, followed by access to markets and infrastructure. They are looking for support from peer to peer networks, Innovate UK and professional services.

Analysis by BVA BDRC from the Scaleup Survey 2018

down-arrow TOP BARRIERS TO GROWTH:

Access to the talent you can hire who can do the jobs you have available

Access to markets and customers in the UK

Access to infrastructure/premises and broadband

up-arrow WANT TO SEE MORE OF:

  • Peer to peer networks
  • Innovate UK
  • Local professional services

WHAT’S NEXT/FUTURE PLANS: Plans are underway to build on current work making it more sectorally focussed and to introduce mentoring for the county’s scaleup organisations where need is identified.

These are programmes offered by the LEP and do not represent all the programmes offered to scaleups in the local area. These have not been evaluated or endorsed by the ScaleUp Institute for their impact and effectiveness. Data utilised at the top of this page is taken from the IDBR 2016. The confidentiality of all data held on the IDBR is protected by the National Statistics Code of Practice and associated Protocols and by specific legislation. In accordance with these requirements, data presented is rounded to prevent disclosure. Differences may exist in totals across tables due to disclosure methods used.


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