Greater 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.


A leading exemplar providing very effective infrastructure solutions for scaleups is the Babraham Research Campus.  The Campus is a connected community for businesses in the life sciences sector that combines flexible working space with comprehensive support programmes and close links to academic and the latest research.  


Cambridge is also home to both the first ever Barclays Eagles Lab and Barclays Eagles’ flagship incubator which has created a community of innovators, specialising in Artificial Intelligence with close links to the universities and to AI pioneers who are regular visitors to the Lab to share their knowledge and expertise with our members. Another hub of interest to scaleups is the Bradfield Centre which in partnership with Cambridge University is providing space for scaleups in the technology sectors and is developing a scaleup offering.


We have also highlighted as one to watch The School for Scale-ups supported by the Cambridge Network.  This gives businesses the benefits of collaborative learning with peers and mentors inside and outside their own company, so they can exchange ideas on management challenges and opportunities. 


Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Talent, Equity finance/Growth capital and Markets in the UK. They are looking for support through Innovate UK, public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Visas and LEPs/Growth Hubs.

Top barriers to growth

  • Talent
  • Equity finance/Growth capital
  • Markets in the UK

want TO SEE more of:

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

Look out for our developing scaleup plans in 2021