Greater Manchester

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

ESL wholesales a range of electrical products from a variety of brands.

Missguided operates an online retailer of women’s clothing and accessories.

Avonside offers a range of roofing services, including the installation of solar panels.

Gallagher provides delivery, maintenance and repair services within the utilities and telecoms industries.  Gallagher works both with utility companies and private customers.

PayStream has developed a range of services such as ‘My PSC’ which help recruitment agencies and contractors manage their administration and accounting issues.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Byrom provides management services such as transportation and logistics for large sporting events and specialises in ticketing.

Property Alliance Group
Property Alliance Group operates a property investment and development company, diversifying across a number of areas such as residential, industrial and retail.

Zeus Capital
Zeus Capital provides businesses with financial advice on a variety of subjects such as fundraising, MBOs and debt management.

Beauty Bay
Beauty Bay sells a range of cosmetics and other beauty products online, from a variety of brands.

ESL wholesales a range of electrical products from a variety of brands.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

As well as the successful established programmes Spark2Scale, Greater Connected, STEP into Healthcare and Recipe4Success the LEP has introduced programmes and services to help ambitious businesses access overseas markets.

Global Scale-up has been recently launched to take businesses to international markets and fully prepare them to seize the export opportunities available. It brings together KPMG, Santander, DWF and Manchester Airport in collaboration with GC Business Growth Hub and Department for International Trade. The first 33 businesses have now joined the programme and international visits are being designed based on business need. The programme will be opening applications for the next cohort early 2020.

A new export service has been added to Greater Connected, a scaleup programme for the digital, creative and tech sectors.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are access to talent, access to UK markets and access to infrastructure/premises and broadband. They are looking for a range of support, including growth hubs, peer networks and Innovate UK.

Top barriers to growth

  • Access to talent
  • Access to UK markets
  • Access to infrastructure/premises and broadband

want TO SEE more of:

  • Growth Hubs
  • Peer networks
  • Innovate UK
  • Public sector funding for innovation and R&D

The LEP is refining programmes following feedback from participants. It is planning a further seven cohort for Greater Connected for 2020 and beyond with a new structure and specific models to ensure the most relevant and powerful experience and impacts. Planning is also underway for an expanded Recipe4Success in 2020.