Black Country

Total number of scaleups

No. by employee growth

No. by turnover growth

No. by employee and turnover growth

Total employees

Total turnover

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Employee Growth

Facepunch Studios
Facepunch Studios develops a range of video games.

Stiltz designs, manufactures and installs lifts for domestic use.

BJS Home Delivery
BJS Home Delivery provides home delivery and furniture installation.

Enablelink sources scrap metal from a range of industries and reprocesses it.

DGT provides waste management services with a focus on metal separation and recycling.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Empowering U
Empowering U provides care services to individuals who require extra support and have complex care needs including live-in and respite care.

Alpha Designs Upholstery
Alpha Designs Upholstery designs and sells furniture, specialising in sofas and chairs.

Doocey Group
Doocey Group offers a range of civil engineering services, with a focus on utility implementation.

Poundshop.com operates an online store where every item costs one pound.

Darlaston Builders Merchants
Darlaston Builders Merchants operates a building supplies outlet.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Black Country offers a suite of support to help companies overcome barriers to growth and expand their markets. Practical support includes the 12-week Help to Grow development that combines one to one business mentoring with targeted events and networking. AIM for GOLD supports growing businesses to plan and manage their growth through a blend of one to one support and events focused on breaking down barriers to growth. Made Smarter gives tailored support to manufacturing scaleups helping them transform the way they work and gain a competitive edge. It connects companies with fully-funded digital tools and experts. International trade support is offered to both existing and early-stage exporters through the LEP’s manufacturing growth programme. An online Race to Net Zero hub highlights support available for SMEs wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are UK Markets & International Markets, Access to infrastructure/premises / broadband/ and Access to the talent you can hire / Debt & Equity Finance. They are looking for support through Funding/support for innovation and R&D and Support to access procurement contracts and want easier access to Banks and other financial suppliers.

Top barriers to growth

  1. UK Markets & International Markets
  2. Access to infrastructure/premises / broadband/
  3. Access to the talent you can hire / Debt & Equity Finance

want TO SEE more of:

  • Funding/support for innovation and R&D
  • Support to access procurement contracts
  • Banks and other financial suppliers

Black Country will continue to refine and develop its support for scaling companies.