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

Langley Holdings
Langley Holdings manufactures capital equipment technologies for a wide range of industries.

CCS Media
CCS Media provides IT solutions and services, as well as acting as a technology and supplies reseller.

Ward Recycling
Ward Recycling provides waste management services, specialising in scrap metal trading and processing.

PCT Healthcare
PCT Healthcare operates a pharmacy chain selling medicines, health and beauty products like cosmetics.

iqbal poultry
iqbal poultry sells halal poultry.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Monica Healthcare
Monica Healthcare has developed a wearable foetal and maternal monitoring system that allows for better mobility than traditional equipment. It comprises sensors that are attached to the mother and that transmits wirelessly to a receiver device.

McAndrew Utilities
McAndrew Utilities provides management services for domestic utilities such as water mains repairs and hire of specialist excavation equipment.

Bridgeway Consulting
Bridgeway Consulting provides a range of civil engineering consultancy and contracting services, such as geomatics, site investigation and staff recruitment.

Tioga operates electronic assembly facilities offering contractual manufacturing services for advanced electronic products, to a range of sectors from healthcare to telecommunications.

Antony Grice
Antony Grice supplies and installs water, heating, ventilation and air condition systems to both domestic and commercial clients.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

The LEP established UpScaler – a focussed programme scaleups with Nottingham Trent University’s Business School. Businesses joining UpScaler start with a diagnostic from one of two specialist business advisers. Participants are then signposted towards a range of activities, including a Leadership and Management Development programme targeting priorities, such as strategic and team development, leadership financial management and access to new markets. They also receive a monthly invitation to UpScaler Forums which provide opportunities to learn from peers.

Recent initiatives include the introduction of a Breakthrough Programme which has attracted a more diverse group who want to participate in a “light” version of the diagnostic and support activities. This programme has increased participation among female and BAME entrepreneurs.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets in the UK, Markets internationally and Talent. They are looking for support through LEPs/Growth Hubs, Innovate UK, public sector funding for innovation/R&D and local or national government.

Top barriers to growth

  • Markets in the UK
  • Markets internationally
  • Talent

want TO SEE more of:

  • LEPs/Growth Hubs
  • Innovate UK
  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • Local or national government

D2N2’s application to extend the ERDF funding for UpScaler was unsuccessful but the LEP is using learnings from the programme to influence other offerings such as Big House, which supports creative and digital industry SMEs, the Big House Accelerator for high potential start-ups and the BEIS-funded Small Business Leadership Programme led by the Chartered Association of Business Schools.