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

Cheshire Mouldings
Cheshire Mouldings manufactures and supplys a wide range of wooden products from stair parts to garden decking.

The Contact Company
The Contact Company (TCC) operates a call centre and provides outsourced customer support services to businesses.

Eurogold Group
The Eurogold Group provides a variety of groundworks and civil engineering services, and through its subsidiary Eurogold Training Services , trains workers in several areas of the construction industry, including first aid and plant vehicle operation.

Coffey Group
Coffey Group operates a group of engineering and construction companies; Coffey Construction Ltd, Coffey Construction (I) Ltd and Coffey water.

MKR distributes a range of chemicals and oils.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Victorian Plumbing
Victorian Plumbing operates as an online retailer for bathroom suites and accessories.

Coffey Group
Coffey Group operates a group of engineering and construction companies; Coffey Construction Ltd, Coffey Construction (I) Ltd and Coffey water.

A&B Engineering
A&B Engineering designs and installs electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems, specialising in working within the commercial building sector.

Rainford Solutions
Rainford Solutions manufactures a range of cabinets and other enclosures for electrical equipment.

Bridgemere operates a parent company that controls a group of businesses in the land, property and leisure sectors.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Scaleup initiatives are coordinated to fast-growth businesses through dedicated account management, a growth diagnostic, a mentoring network and peer-to-peer scaleup group as well as leadership and management development. The LEP has worked with John Moores University Business School to offer a dedicated ScaleUp MBA. The two-year course is divided into four phases: Accelerating Business Growth, Developing the Business for Scale, Leadership Strategies to Enable Growth and the Business Growth Project. The first year of the two-year programme was completed in 2019 with the scaling business leaders diagnosing areas for accelerated growth and creating plans for developing the business with scale. The third phase emphasises individual leadership and the importance of equipping other leaders within the organisation to enable growth and the final phase which brings the strands together into a significant project designed for the specific business.

A second partnership programme between the LEP and the Liverpool Business School – LCR Activate – is providing hands-on support and funding to help digital, creative and createch companies to scale.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are access to talent, access to UK markets and access to tax breaks. The key forms of support sought are Growth Hubs and local universities / business schools.

Top barriers to growth

  • Access to talent
  • Access to UK markets
  • Access to tax breaks

want TO SEE more of:

  • Growth Hubs
  • Local universities/business schools

The LEP has recently launched a £75m funding package aimed at high growth, scaling businesses. This package will go live in 2020 and will include intensive scale-up programme for tech-led and tech-enabled SMEs. Liverpool Business School is investigating a “mini MBA” to capture the elements of the programme that relate to the greatest business challenges faced by scaleups. The plan is that business leaders can benefit from the programme alone or having experienced it join the full programme.