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

Ripjar develops software for analysis of large amounts of data that are collected for clients about what is being said in the news and social media about their brand. These insights are visualised on the software platform making it easier to take action upon them.

BladeRoom develops and builds modular data centres, designed to be scalable at a faster rate than traditional data centres.

Spectrum Medical
Spectrum Medical develops a range of medical technology that includes perfusion systems and medical records software.

Gardiner Bros
Gardiner Bros supplies a large range of fashion and occupational footwear to the retail trade.

ProCook manufactures and sells a variety of kitchenware and other accessories such as pots, pans and knives.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

ReactCX offers a range of market research services, providing mystery shopper and exit interview services.

J M Weston Construction
J M Weston Construction provides building and restoration services, specialising in listed and period properties.

Hunt 4
Hunt 4 provides recruitment services across a range of sectors.

Hercules Site Services
Hercules Site Services provides project management services and supplies labour and plant hire for a range of civil engineering projects.

Newberry International Produce
Newberry International Produce supplies a range of preserved and processed fruit and vegetable products, such as frozen and canned fruits, smoothies, and purees.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

In 2022 Gfirst focused on one to one scaleups support. An in depth diagnostic informs a scaleup action plan and a minimum of 12 hours support focused on agreed priority areas.
Advisers are specialists in a range of business areas including access to finance, business resilience, change management and commercialisation. This one to one support is supplemented by the Director Strategy Session workshop programme with key speakers drawn from business and academia.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are UK Markets & International Markets, Access to infrastructure/premises / broadband/ and Access to the talent you can hire. They are looking for support through Dedicated, tailored scaleup support focused on growthand want easier acces to Large corporates.

Top barriers to growth

  1. UK Markets & International Markets
  2. Access to infrastructure/premises / broadband/
  3. Access to the talent you can hire

want TO SEE more of:

  • Dedicated, tailored scaleup support focused on growth
  • Large corporates

Gfirst will continue its collaborations with business and academia in delivery of scaleup support.