LOCAL AREA SUMARY:
Heart of the South West
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
Gregory Group operates a storage and distribution company, specialising in transporting dairy, industrial waste liquid and palletised items.
Troy wholesales a catalogue of tools, construction wear and janitorial equipment from a wide range of suppliers.
Pro:Direct Sport operates an online sporting goods store.
Silverline Tools manufactures and supplies a variety of hand tools, power tools and accessories.
Cavanna Homes operates a housing construction company, specialising in new build residential developments.
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth
Akkeron Group invests in and develops hotels and other leisure outlets including Plymouth Pavilions and Suite Hospitality.
SMC Garage Group
SMC Garage Group operates a number of car dealerships that sell new and used SEAT vehicles and provide servicing.
Touts Budgens owns and operates franchises of petrol forecourts, pharmacies and other retail outlets.
TQR provides recruitment services to a range of sectors such as legal and automotive.
Devonshire Homes provides property development services.
LOCAL LEP SCALEUP PROGRAMMES
The Heart of the South West is combining strong knowledge of the barriers faced by high-growth businesses locally with good practices identified from outside the area through the work of SUI and others in order to develop and deliver its local scaleup programme. It has partnered with Inspire to deliver its Elite programme which has been run successfully in Swindon and Wiltshire. Inspire’s programme combines peer-to-peer networking and education, one-to-one advice, and mentoring of senior management team. It refers participants to other programmes as relevant, including Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK. In 2020 Inspire launched the Inspire Virtual Board to give businesses access to an experienced group of mentors who have either scaled their own company or operated at senior level in the corporate world.
The key barriers to growth are Markets in the UK, Equity finance/Growth capital and Talent. They are looking for support through local or national government, public sector funding for innovation/R&D, British Business Bank and Innovate UK.
Top barriers to growth
- Markets in the UK
- Equity finance/Growth capital
want TO SEE more of:
- Local or national government
- Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
- British Business Bank
- Innovate UK