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

William King
William King manufactures a range of metal products, supplying specialist parts and metals to the automotive, home appliance and packaging industries.

The Staffing Group
The Staffing Group operates a number of recruitment companies such as Extra Personnel and Single Resource .

Shaylor Group
Shaylor Group provides building and construction services.

A&H Construction
A&H Construction operates a property construction and civil engineering company, specialising in projects within the education, healthcare, industrial and leisure industries.

Salisbury Poultry
Salisbury Poultry produces and supplies the food retail industry with a variety of poultry products, including meat portions and whole chickens.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

J. Barnsley Cranes
J. Barnsley Cranes designs, manufactures and installs cranes and related equipment, specialising in explosion proof cranes for the oil and gas industry.

Fire Glass
Fire Glass manufactures fire retardant glass.

VFE supplies and services vacuum furnaces.

Saddlers Court Mfg
Saddlers Court Mfg supplies steel components to the engineering sector, offers laser, plasma and glass cutting and a sub-contracting service for the production of precise components.

Respondez provides a variety of globally outsourced services for businesses, including customer acquisition and support, and back office services.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

A suite of support helps Black Country companies overcome barriers to growth and expand their markets. Practical support including one-to-one business mentoring delivered by the 12-week Help to Grow development programme is complemented by targeted events, mentoring and networking. AIM for GOLD supports growing businesses in the Black Country to plan and manage their growth through 1:1 support, in addition to hosting events focussed on breaking down barriers to growth.
Made Smarter provides tailored support for manufacturing scaleups helping them transform the way they work and gain a competitive edge by connecting companies with fully-funded digital tools and experts. International trade support to help businesses understand and exploit potential markets is offered to both existing and early-stage exporters through the LEP’s manufacturing growth programme.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Finance, Markets and Talent. They are looking for support through Local or national government, British Business Bank and Public sector funding for innovation/R&D.

Top barriers to growth

  1. Finance
  2. Markets
  3. Talent

want TO SEE more of:

  • Local or national government
  • British Business Bank
  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D

The Black Country Growth Hub continues to work with partners to devise new activity for growing businesses by understanding and developing opportunities that match their priorities and challenges.