SOUTH EAST LEP
TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY EMPLOYEE GROWTH
Sells new and used cars.
A manufacturer and retailer of clothing, sport supplements, fishing equipment and homeware, available via various channels.
Offers construction services such as concrete mixing, operates a number of quarries and reservoirs and supplies building materials.
Provides digital and lithographic printing and packaging services.
JOSEPH GALLAGHER LTD
Provides civil engineering services, specialising in tunnel building.
TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY TURNOVER GROWTH
Operates a property investment and development company.
Operates a landscaping contractors, providing a range of services including irrigation, land maintenance and the construction of living walls, working within the commercial and residential sectors.
MILLWOOD DESIGNER HOMES
Provides design and construction services for properties.
JOHN F HUNT
Operates a group of companies providing construction-related services such as demolition, rail infrastructure works and asbestos removal.
Manufactures a variety of wholesale scourers, sponges and cleaning cloths.
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LOCAL LEP SCALEUP PROGRAMMES
Research shows a marked regional variation in the numbers and types of potential scaleup businesses in South East LEP’s area. To meet the needs of these different sectors and clusters, three regional sub-hubs – Business Essex Southend and Thurrock (BEST), Business East Sussex (BES) and the Kent and Medway Business Hub – will deliver targeted action.
One common theme is the number of companies currently sitting just below the scaleup definition. The key driver of action is helping these companies step up into scaleup territory. Targeted scaleup advice is offered to companies across sectors and sub-regions. BES offers specialist face-to-face engagement through its Locate East Sussex programme, and an additional BEST adviser will offer bespoke provision to scaleup companies in Essex following an account management model.
A new Ashford-based pilot programme aims to create a 15 percent increase in gross added value as well as creating new jobs. It will also expose key barriers to and incentives for growth. This will extend across the region once the pilot is complete. A BEST series of pilot workshops for scaleups will be evaluated and extended. Other programmes will link up with existing projects such as the Manufacturing Growth Programme, Growth Places Fund and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.