SCOTLAND (ABERDEEN, TAYSIDE, HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS, EAST OF SCOTLAND, WEST OF SCOTLAND, SOUTH OF SCOTLAND)
TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY EMPLOYEE GROWTH
Buys, sells, and hires caravans and motorhomes.
INNIS & GUNN
THE SIGNATURE PUB GROUP
Operates a number of pubs.
WILSON DESIGN SOURCE SUPPLY
Provides design, sourcing, and manufacturing services to clothing brands.
Designs and builds residential properties.
TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY TURNOVER GROWTH
Develops antimicrobial therapeutics.
Offers banking and financial advisory services to commercial clients.
Provides advisory services on mergers and acquisitions.
Produces its own beer and operates a number of bars.
Offers a range of construction services, specialising in timber frame buildings.
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LOCAL LEP SCALEUP PROGRAMMES
The Scottish Government’s Programme for growth and recent Enterprise and Skills Review is a call to both public and private sectors to stimulate more businesses to realise their growth ambitions and scale up. The Government recognises this as a way to create significant economic growth, jobs and wealth across Scotland.
Scaleups are extremely important to Scotland’s economy as they have disproportionate economic impact. Entrepreneurial Scotland is using its convening power to facilitate the Scotland CAN DO Scale movement to bring about cultural change. In addition, Scottish Enterprise (SE) has delivered a differentiated approach to account management since 2014 and specifically delivers support to scaleups as part of that service. SE directly delivers a variety of services and programmes through a comprehensive account management service that provides strategic engagement and access to a wide range of specialists, products and services to over 2,000 companies.
The newly launched Start2Scale brings together this support providing an end-to-end service for scaleups. Businesses receive support to access talent, infrastructure and investment as well as opportunities to develop their leadership capacity and develop new international markets. SE provide this directly and through collaboration with private partners. SE’s one-to-one services is underpinned by access to themed networking events, master classes, coaching programmes and tailored learning journeys. These are delivered in a way that encourages per to peer support with the sharing of challenges, experiences and learning. Themes includes access to talent, infrastructure, finance and developing leadership capacity.
- SE’s Start2Scale service currently works with 180 companies but has ambition to grow this to 250 during 2018
- Between June 2014 and March 2017 SE’s portfolio of scaling companies (£10m+) has grown from 17-60
- 120 companies are currently in the scaling pipeline
- Companies with turnover of £10m+ have combined turnover totalling £1.9bn and have grown sales by circa £300m in the last 2 years.