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 LEP delivers two tailored programmes for scaling businesses and has worked with the University of Huddersfield on a programme to help small manufacturing businesses with scaleup potential. The Strategic Business Growth Programme provides one-to-one advice, financial support towards capital investment that will accelerate growth, and specialist workshops. Its support has been extended until 2023. The AD:VENTURE programme which will also run until 2023 comprises an integrated package of advisory and financial support.

The University of Huddersfield’s three-year programme provides a blended package of bespoke and intensive support (mentoring, coaching, technology adoption, peer-to-peer learning, leadership & management, and grant finance). It is aimed at manufacturing businesses that can demonstrate the ambition, resources and knowhow to achieve significant growth in terms of turnover and employment.

Scaleup Views

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

Top barriers to growth

  • Markets in the UK
  • Talent
  • Bank/debt finance

want TO SEE more of:

  • Local or national government
  • LEPs/Growth Hubs
  • Innovate UK
  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D

European funding of £1.6 million was secured in March to extend the Strategic Business Growth Programme for a further three years to 2023. The programme aims to support 500 businesses, create over 600 jobs and safeguard a further 400.