Liverpool 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

Home Bargains
Home Bargains sells a wide range of branded goods at discounted price points.

Peel Ports
Peel Ports provides port logistics and supply chain services to businesses.

Heron Foods
Heron Foods operates a number of supermarkets, stocking a range of discounted frozen foods and groceries.

The Billington Group
The Billington Group operates a number of food and agricultural trading and manufacturing companies.

Clarke Energy
Clarke Energy provides clean energy solutions using General Electric’s Jenbacher gas engines.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

I-PAYE provides employment management services to foreign workers in the UK and Europe as an umbrella company that contractors, freelancers, and self-employed professionals can work through.

VALEUK operates a property construction and refurbishment company, specialising in fitting out buildings for supermarkets, retail stores and banks.

SOG regenerates and operates business and technical parks, as well as offering regeneration consultancy and facilities management services.

Bryken manufactures components and parts for computer numeric controlled machines (CNCs).

AppSense develops ‘user virtualisation’ technology, which manages user-related information in order to standardise corporation desktops.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

The MBA Business Scaleup programme is now in its second year with a new cohort of businesses and is progressing well despite the challenge of Covid-19. Participants spend two years on modules divided into four phases: Accelerating Business Growth, Developing the Business for Scale, Leadership Strategies to Enable Growth and the Business Growth Project. After the first year scaling business leaders diagnose areas for accelerated growth and create the appropriate action plans. In January the region launched a scaleup initiative for digital, creative and tech-enabled businesses in Liverpool City Region called Gather. Businesses are offered a suite of events, activities, and two business support programmes.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets in the UK, Procurement/Supply chains, Markets internationally and Leadership development. They are looking for support through procurement contracts, British Business Bank, public sector funding for innovation/R&D, catapults and Innovate UK.

Top barriers to growth

  • Markets in the UK
  • Procurement/Supply chains
  • Markets internationally
  • Leadership development

want TO SEE more of:

  • Procurement contracts
  • British Business Bank
  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • Catapults
  • Innovate UK

A £75 million funding package for high-growth, scaling businesses has been launched and an announcement on a mini MBA is in the pipeline.