Leeds City Region

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

Cordant Group
Cordant Group provides their clients with a range of facility management services.

CNG Energy
CNG Energy is a commercial gas supplier.

Clipper Logistics
Clipper Logistics provides logistic services to the retail sector such as warehousing, supply chain and customs management.

Mclean & Appleton
Mclean & Appleton operates a range of car dealerships such as Hatfields .

Fullers Foods
Fullers Foods designs and develops frozen food products for the retail and food manufacturing sectors.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Expert Group
Expert Group provides recruitment and training services for driver related jobs.

B.McCaffrey & Sons Ltd
B.McCaffrey & Sons Ltd manufactures and distributes a variety of sand and gravel made building products such as gravel, asphalt plants and window panels.

Leisure Lakes Bikes
Leisure Lakes Bikes operates a number of stores and a website selling bikes and cycling equipment.

Audas operates a refurbishment and fit-out contractor.

Eventist provides event planning and organising services to businesses and commercial clients, specialising in Christmas parties.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

The Manufacturing Champions Programme – delivered in partnership with the University of Huddersfield – gives scaleups access to an integrated package of advisory support and financial assistance to accelerate growth. It is targeted predominantly at small manufacturing businesses with significant growth potential. The University’s element consists of a three-year blended package of bespoke and intensive support including mentoring, coaching, technology adoption and peer-to-peer learning as well as leadership and grant finance.
The LEP’s specialist innovation programme, Connecting Innovation, helps SMEs access innovation funding and grants through one-to-one support from a Growth Manager. Expertise from universities, catapult centres, research organisations and the private sector is offered on a one-to-one basis to help drive innovation and support successful implementation. The Strategic Business Growth programme offering an integrated package of one-to-one advisory support and financial assistance is in its second phase and will run until June 2023. This sits alongside AD:VENTURE, a programme offering tailored financial support and advice to scaleups under three years old.

Scaleup Views

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

Top barriers to growth

  1. Markets
  2. Talent
  3. Finance

want TO SEE more of:

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

As part of a new Enterprise programme for West Yorkshire, a tender will be published in November 2021 for a programme of more intensive support. This will include access to finance for a smaller number of new enterprises with significant growth potential.