Leicester and Leicestershire

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

Crown Crest
Crown Crest acts as a holding company for a range of businesses, including food distributors, cash & carry companies, and Poundstretcher , which was acquired in 2010.

AvailableCar sells used cars.

Mark Group
Mark Group provides products and services that increase a building’s energy efficiency, such as through insulation and cavity walls, as well as offering solar energy systems.

The AIL Group
The AIL Group operates two airline companies, Loganair and BMI Regional .

Ford & Slater
Ford & Slater operates a number of vehicle dealerships, that sell and service DAF trucks.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Moran Logistics
Moran Logistics provides logistics and storage services and specialises in transporting food products in multi temperature vehicles.

Adept Care Homes
Adept Care Homes run a number of care homes that provides residential care for the elderly.

Whitmore’s Timber
Whitmore’s Timber processes a variety of hardwood and softwood timber, producing planks and building components such as cladding and structural beams.

Bradgate designs and builds containers, modules and enclosures for the rail, power generation, utilities and oil and gas sectors.

Intelligent Energy
Intelligent Energy has developed low carbon fuel cell systems for use in the automotive, consumer electronics, and stationary power industries.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

A team of Growth Hub advisers provide one-to-one general and specialist business advice, including in-depth advice on developing action and growth plans. The advisers currently provide tailored advice and support through a wide number of programmes within the LLEP area, ensuring access to services that encourage growth, innovation and finance as well as a peer network. There are also a number of sector-specific programmes supporting creative businesses, fashion and textiles as well as food and drink plus an international trade programme offering businesses hands-on support, guidance and funding to realise their global trade potential.
In June the LEP ran a series of webinars on green issues covering topics such as funding and green innovations. The Business Gateway is also giving 100 businesses the opportunity to use a new digital platform – Zellar – to monitor and reduce their carbon emissions. The pilot began in September and will last 12 months.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Talent , Finance and Markets. They are looking for support through Procurement contracts, Public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Innovate UK and Local or national government.

Top barriers to growth

  1. Talent
  2. Finance
  3. Markets

want TO SEE more of:

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

The LEP will deliver more zero carbon seminars to help businesses go greener and is participating in Digital Upscaler - a technology-focused business support project delivered by East Midlands Chamber. A Leicestershire Innovation Week will encourage businesses to think differently to support their growth.