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 two-year MBA Business Scaleup programme delivered in partnership with John Moores University is now in its third year. Modules are divided into four phases: Accelerating Business Growth, Developing the Business for Scale, Leadership Strategies to Enable Growth and the Business Growth Project. In the second year scaling business leaders identify areas for accelerated growth and create growth action plans.
The Gather programme continues to deliver a suite of events, activities and support programmes to digital, creative and tech-enabled businesses along with two online leadership development programmes, Mettle and Shift.
Scale ups are also supported by the Peers Network which offers a tailored programme of learning and one-to-one support, enhancing leadership skills and building regional connectivity.

Scaleup Views

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

Top barriers to growth

  1. Markets
  2. Talent
  3. Finance

want TO SEE more of:

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

A new High Growth programme was launched in October to support scaling businesses to critically evaluate their performance in order to improve productivity as well as providing access to funding to aid growth and innovation. The programme will provide 192 unique business assists and will create 248 jobs and safeguard 130 jobs.