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

The AIM for GOLD programme supports growing businesses in the Black Country to plan and manage their growth through 1:1 support and events focussed on breaking down barriers to growth, with workshops being run online due to Covid-19. Ambitious business leaders can take advantage of additional programmes: businesses continue to engage with the Mentoring for Growth programme run by Be the Business while eligible companies can also access intensive support through Coventry University’s Innovate2Succeed and Focus Digital programmes.

International Trade support has been widened for companies in the Black Country as DIT implements local Channel Managers to support early-stage exporters and understand potential markets, aiding their growth internationally.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets in the UK, Tax breaks, Infrastructure and Equity finance/Growth capital. They are looking for support through public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Innovate UK, local or national government and British Business Bank.

Top barriers to growth

  • Markets in the UK
  • Tax breaks
  • Infrastructure
  • Equity finance/Growth capital

want TO SEE more of:

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

The Black Country Growth Hub continues to work with partners to devise new activity for growing businesses, particularly where businesses are looking to diversify their offer in response to Covid-19. A new Black Country Business Voice Group will help the Growth Hub and LEP to understand and develop opportunities for local businesses that match their priorities and challenges.