Coast to Capital

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

Deep Blue Restaurants
Deep Blue Restaurants runs a chain of restaurants specialising in fish and chips.

Field Systems Designs
Field Systems Designs provides organisations working in the energy and waste management industries with plant engineering, design and installation services.

cellXion develops hardware products such as QMTS, which combines the wireless data networks of several mobile networks in a single location.

Beachcroft Hotel
Beachcroft Hotel operates a number of hotels.

Send For Help Group
Send For Help Group, through its subsidiaries, designs and makes products and mobile applications for lone workers, aimed at providing personal protection.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Dual Energy
Established since 2009, Dual Energy is an independent, UK owned energy supplier, focussed on smart meter billing.

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club operates a football club.

Star Sports
Star Sports runs an online sports gambling platform.

GRITIT provides winter maintenance services for public and private spaces, including road gritting and snow clearance.

Thakeham develops a range of private residential areas, including homes, road enhancements and common facilities such as schools.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Coast to Capital has recently launched an Escalator Programme for selected scaling businesses. Alongside the regular facilitated cohort monthly meetings, subject experts were used as specific needs were identified by the cohorts and extra workshops created around common barriers to growth such as the current funding landscape, raising finance and preparing a business for sale.

Members were also offered several diagnostics tools used by C2C and appointed an Account Manager to share the results along with some free expert interventions. The Escalator programme has been so successful 75% of the members have elected to stay on for an Alumni extension of the peer-to-peer method.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are access to UK markets, access to talent and access to infrastructure/premises and broadband. They are looking for support through growth hubs, peer networks, local professional services and banks and other financial suppliers.

Top barriers to growth

  • Access to talent
  • Access to UK markets
  • Access to infrastructure/premises and broadband

want TO SEE more of:

  • Peer networks
  • Local professional services e.g. accountants and lawyers
  • Banks and other financial suppliers
  • Growth Hubs and LEPs
  • Procurement contracts

Members of the current programme will be invited to become part of an Escalator Alumni programme which is like to include three facilitated groups meeting for a further six months. A new round of the Escalator Programme will be launched later this year potentially with specific cohorts to include women leaders, innovation businesses and pre-scaleup companies.