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

EG Group
EG Group operates multiple petrol and service stations in various international locations, and operates a range of third party retail brands within its stations, including KFC, Subway andCarrefour.

W.H. Bowker
W.H. Bowker provides a range of logistics and distribution services, alongside operating a number of car dealerships.

Danbro provides accountancy services to freelance and contract workers.

Vital Energi
Vital Energi provides sustainable energy utilities to the public and private sectors, as well as consultations and technology to manage and reduce energy and carbon outputs.

Burnley Football Club
Burnley Football Club operates a football club.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Audas operates a refurbishment and fit-out contractor.

Hillcroft Nursing Homes
Hillcroft Nursing Homes operates a number of care homes for the elderly.

LWS grows and sells salad produce.

Ignite Energy
Ignite Energy provides energy management and advice services to businesses.

CME Medical
CME Medical specialises in developing infusion medical devices such as syringe drivers and epidural pumps.


Scaleups in Lancashire can access a range of programmes. The three core pilot programmes under the Two Zero banner – Two Zero: Female, Two Zero Social Enterprise and Two Zero: Food and Drink offer 12 weeks of intensive high-performance coaching, 1:1 advice and focused peer-to-peer learning. The objective is to help businesses prepare for sustainable growth by developing a road to new markets, creating a successful leadership team and being able to adapt to change. Boost Business Lancashire provides other growth programmes with two specific strands for scaleups with mentoring and bespoke coaching programmes available. Scaleups can also access Productivity Through People, Lancaster University Management School’s workforce and efficiency focused 12-month growth programme for senior managers, Profitable Growth through Innovation, Edge Hill University Productivity & Innovation Centre’s three-month sprint programme for data driven innovation and DigitMe2, with up to 20 days of consultancy support through the University of Central Lancashire for new product development.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets in the UK, Equity finance/Growth capital and Talent. They are looking for support through procurement contracts, local or national government, Innovate UK and public sector funding for innovation/R&D.

Top barriers to growth

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

want TO SEE more of:

  • Procurement contracts
  • Local or national government
  • Innovate UK
  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D

Lancashire is planning to bring in ongoing account management for scaleups to maintain support and meet changing needs and demands specifically arising from Covid-19. In addition the LEP is looking to develop an enhanced food & drink strand for Two Zero with greater focus on getting scaleups into large scale retail and wholesale. Lancashire is also in the early stages of developing a programme to assist with bridging the Growth Capital funding gap in the county. The focus will be on educating and increasing updates in equity type investment for scaleups.