Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

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

Helston Garages
Helston Garages provides car repair and fuel services.

Fred Champion
Fred Champion operates a groundworks contracting business.

Seasalt designs and manufactures clothing that it sells in its stores.

Mitchell & Webber
Mitchell & Webber provides oil delivery services to Cornwall’s residents, agricultural community and commercial industries. The company also offers boiler and heating system servicing.

Trewithen Dairy
Trewithen Dairy operates a dairy farm and produces a variety of dairy products.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Fahey’s Concrete
Fahey’s Concrete supplies consumers and the construction industry with concrete blocks and mixes, and offers a range of building services including driveway, foundations and patio construction.

Falfish supplies fresh and frozen seafood specialising in responsibly sourced scallops.

Resonance offers financial advisory services to social enterprises.

Porthia Group
Porthia Group operates Cornwallis Care Services, which runs a number of care homes.

Worval Holdings
Worval Holdings operates a holdings company for a number of holiday homes and cottages.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

The Future Focus programme – delivered by Unlocking Potential in partnership with the University of Exeter – supports scaleups to deliver actions plans. Tailored support is given through peer-to-peer workshops and innovation coaching. This is complemented by access to academic research and expertise as well as funding. Its Knowledge Exchange component allows participating businesses to test the market for their new innovations. The CIOS Investment Fund, a collaboration with the Business Bank, allows scaleups access to a £40 million equity fund. Scaleups can apply for funding from £25,000 to £2m to support further growth.
A Skills Hub operates alongside the CIOS Growth Hub. This offers skills analysis allowing scaleups to respond to challenges and access training. A personalised Skills Toolkit supports leaders to review skills in their scaleups, nurture talent and recruit and retain the right people to support growth.

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, Procurement contracts and Catapults.

Top barriers to growth

  1. Markets
  2. Talent
  3. Finance

want TO SEE more of:

  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • Procurement contracts
  • Catapults

An increasingly focused and targeted approach is planned. The LEP also plans to use carefully targeted consultancy services to accelerate growth in key sectors. It continues to work with partners to leverage data and further target the support it offers.