Cambridge and Peterborough

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

Marshall Group
Marshall Group provides manufacturing and engineering services to businesses in a variety of sectors such as aerospace, defence and property.

Willmott Dixon
Willmott Dixon provides construction, residential development, and interior fit-out services, as well as carrying out the installation of heating systems and renewable energy devices.

BGL Group
BGL Group provides a number of personal insurance and financial products under a variety of brands.

Vindis Group
Vindis Group operates a number of automotive showrooms and dealerships.

Weston Homes Plc
Weston Homes Plc develops and sells a variety of residential properties. Their developments range from detached new builds and multi-storey apartment blocks to restored historical buildings.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Yours Clothing
Yours Clothing has developed a plus size fashion range for men and women, sold online and in store.

BOCM Pauls
BOCM Pauls manufactures animal feed.

Barnack Estates
Barnack Estates operates an engineering and construction company that specialises in constructing warehouses and offices.

Kaptivo develops and supplies miniature projection systems (such as their product Kaptivo ) for use in high volume applications in markets including automotive, digital signage and consumer electronics.

Rutland Cycling
Rutland Cycling sells bicycles, both in stores and online, and provides bicycle hiring services.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

A comprehensive range of programmes is available to scaleups across the region including specialist programmes spanning science, technology and low carbon innovation. Support includes access to finance, new markets, knowledge transfer as well as partnerships with academia and training and mentoring programmes. Scale Your business has already mentored over 700 business across the East of England supporting scaleups to move to the next stage of growth. Subjects cover access to finance, pitch preparation, strategy development and new market entry as well innovation and commercialisation.
Growth Works gives strategic advice and support centred on workforce growth and development along with access to £9m in grants and funding to accelerate growth. Keep+ offers a range of match funded grants to support the development of innovative new products or services. The programme includes access to academic experts, opportunities to increase access to and improve awareness of potential markets in addition to support for innovation and business improvement. Participants work with leading academics, benefitting from their research and expertise. Further support comes in the form of £10,000 in grant funding to access consultants and researchers or meet capital costs.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Talent , Finance and Markets . They are looking for support through Public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Innovate UK and Visas.

Top barriers to growth

  1. Talent
  2. Finance
  3. Markets

want TO SEE more of:

  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • Innovate UK
  • Visas

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund - a venture capital fund - is seeking to invest a further £11m to help close funding rounds worth at least £30m to help growth businesses.