DORSET LEP

KEY SECTORS 

TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY EMPLOYEE GROWTH

MCCARTHY & STONE

McCarthy & Stone operates a property construction company, specialising in new build residential developments which are used as retirement homes.

LUSH

Lush develops a range of natural bath and body products.

4COM

4Com provides telecommunication services for businesses such as mobile and fixed line provision, internet hosting and phone-related software such as call recording technology.

WYATT HOMES

Wyatt Homes operates an upmarket property developer.

AGINCARE

Agincare operates a number of care homes throughout the UK and also provides live-in care services for the elderly or those with physical or learning disabilities.

TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY TURNOVER GROWTH

HOLTON HOMES

Holton Homes operates a property development company that specialises in building houses for first time buyers.

C. SMART AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

C. Smart Agricultural Services sells new and used agriculturalmachinery such as balers and combine harvesters.

BOURNE GROUP

Bourne Group design and construct car parks and steelwork structures.

OSPREY

Osprey manufactures and sells a variety of backpacks which are designed for outdoor activities, travel and sports.

WYATT HOMES

Wyatt Homes operates an upmarket property developer.

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LOCAL LEP SCALEUP PROGRAMMES

Businesses in Dorset can now access high- level business support free of charge via the Dorset Gateway service from Dorset LEP. The Gateway is a new central repository of information, advice and support for businesses within the county, providing them with a business support service and signposting to the most appropriate local or national commercial or public funded assistance available to help them grow.

Drawing on the research undertaken with three other West Country-based LEPs to identify businesses with the potential to scale up, the LEP is now focusing on these businesses for its bid writing support service. The fully-funded service gives successful businesses the option of accessing either up to 40 hours of support to write a funding application or a comprehensive application checking service.

SCALEUP VIEWS:

The key barriers are access to markets, access to talent and infrastructure. They are looking for support through peer to peer networks and public sector funding for R&D and to a lesser extent through local universities and Growth Hubs

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
  • Public sector funding for innovation and R&D (e.g. tax credits)
  • Local universities and business schools e.g. access to their talent, facilities and R&D

WHAT’S NEXT/FUTURE PLANS: Future plans will be posted through the business support pages of the LEP’s website: http://dorsetlep.co.uk/business-support/

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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