LOCAL AREA SUMARY:
Greater Birmingham and Solihull
Total number of scaleups
No. by employee growth
No. by turnover growth
No. by employee and turnover growth
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Employee Growth
2 Sisters Food Group
2 Sisters Food Group produces and supplies supermarkets with a variety of meat and poultry, ready meals, biscuits and frozen food products.
Busy Bees Childcare
Busy Bees Childcare operates a number of nurseries.
The Best Connection
The Best Connection provides personnel supply services to the driving, logistics, retail and industrial sectors under it’s own umbrella SWS , which operates a number of recruitment and training companies.
MV Kelly offers civil engineering and building services, specialising in groundworks and infrastructure.
GO Outdoors sells camping outdoor wear and equipment, both online and in-store.
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth
Talis develops software for education providers, including Talis Aspire, a tool allowing academics to locate and manage learning resources.
DESIblitz is an online British Asian lifestyle magazine.
SKAN manufactures a wide range of glass and ceramic materials.
Aston Manor operates a number of orchards and cider press facilities, that produce a variety of cider brands.
Furness Holdings operates as a holding company for several garage door manufacturers and retailers, including Wessex Doors and Chamberlain Doors .
Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes
In February 2021, the Aston Programme for Small Business Growth’s eighth cohort began, engaging more than 20 local businesses. It aims to help SMEs to grow by increasing turnover and creating jobs. It offers a combination of workshops and one-to-one support to help tackle business challenges along with networking with other business owners from the Midlands. The programme also supports participants to explore growth opportunities and to pitch growth strategies to finance experts.
In September, the new Aston Business Mentoring Programme launched. Designed in partnership with Aston Centre for Growth it aims to improve productivity and growth through peer-led mentoring. This replaces Mentoring for Growth which ended in May and helped a further 17 regional businesses this year, a total of 74 since its launch in 2018.The Creative ScaleUp Programme is currently due to finish in March 2022 with 94 companies having completed the business support element.
The key barriers to growth are Markets, Talent and Finance. They are looking for support through LEPs/Growth Hubs, Public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Innovate UK and Local or national government.
Top barriers to growth
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- LEPs/Growth Hubs
- Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
- Innovate UK
- Local or national government