Cheshire and Warrington

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

UK Fuels Limited
UK Fuels Limited operates a Radius Payment Solutions franchisee, a company that develops management software for the fleet and logistics sectors.

Bentley Motors
Bentley Motors produces luxury motor vehicles.

Swansway Group
The Swansway Group operates a number of new and used car dealerships, that also offer servicing and repairs.

Radius Payment Solutions
Radius Payment Solutions provides fuel cards to businesses in the fleet and logistics sector, as well as other services and products such as communications and route-planning software and telematic vehicle tracking solutions.

Optionis provides a range of professional services to SMEs and freelancers, such as tax, accountancy and employment services.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Fabric provides IT support and services to the commercial sector, specialising in systems for the legal and construction industries.

Cygnet Group
Cygnet Group controls a group of specialist engineering companies. Cygnet Texkimp designs and manufactures creels for yarns, tapes and fibres, as well as other materials. Secc Oil & Gas designs and manufactures a range of connector products for the oil and gas industry which ensure the safe passage of liquid.

Kodit Database
Kodit Database develops software for businesses with the purpose of assets management.

Stirling Lloyd
Stirling Lloyd supplies a range of liquid waterproofing coatings and products to the construction industry.

Redx Pharma
Redx Pharma is an early-stage drug development company, delivering new treatments for microbial infection as well as anti-viral therapies for conditions such as influenza, hepatitis C and HIV for progression to human clinical trials.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Businesses benefit from a number of scaleup programmes that exist in the sub region, such as the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund which offers a suite of business loans and the dedicated Cheshire and Warrington Access to Finance and Grant Programme. The Manufacturing Growth Programme helps manufacturing businesses to identify, understand and remove their barriers to growth and Made Smarter supports manufacturers with the adoption and exportation of advanced digital technologies. The COVID pandemic delayed scaleup plans in the LEP but it has become increasingly clear that ambitious businesses in the area have a strong appetite for more targeted high growth support.
In early 2021 the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub expanded its offer by adding a high-level account management function and significant expertise in accessing finance.

Scaleup Views

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

Top barriers to growth

  1. Markets
  2. Talent
  3. Finance

want TO SEE more of:

  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • Innovate UK
  • British Business Bank
  • DIT

Significant work is underway in several of key sectors to drive innovation. This work will continue with progress over the next 12 months focused on supply chain, digitisation, and export.