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

Greenergy transports and supplies road fuel.

Sovereign Global
Sovereign Global provides a range of maritime and peace-building services for governments, as well as training in a number of related areas.

ED&F Man
ED&F Man trades agricultural products, such as coffee and sugar.

Sunbelt Rentals
Sunbelt Rentals provides tools, machinery and equipment for hire & rental. These include power tools, forklifts and excavators, and pumps and power generators.

BestWay Wholesale
BestWay Wholesale operates a chain of convenience stores.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

ATG Media
ATG Media develops white-label timed online auction software and websites.

Seedrs operates an FCA regulated equity crowdfunding platform. It allows entrepreneurs to raise money for projects online in exchange for equity.

Liberis provides cash advances to small businesses based on their typical credit and debit card takings, designed to improve cash flow.

Goldcrest Land
Goldcrest Land operates a property construction company, specialising in buying undesirable brownfield sites without planning permission and redeveloping them by creating residential apartment blocks.

Fonix Mobile
Fonix Mobiledevelops mobile messaging and payment software for businesses in the telecoms, entertainment, and media sectors.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

The London LEP and the Mayor of London provide a range of programmes for scaling businesses. This support includes London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme that offers expert guidance, access to corporates, mentors, partners and events. The Mayor’s International Business Programme (MIBP) also provides world class support to scaleups to grow their business overseas.

London’s Growth Hub has recently rebranded as the London Business Hub and launched a new portal (www.businesshub.london) to provide businesses with their own personal dashboard of tailormade support. In addition to this, a number of new business support programmes were launched which can be found on the website. The London Business Hub has now launched five physical hubs across the capital with one-to-one support available, alongside an accelerator offered to businesses with growth ambitions. A dedicated Covid-19 Hub has been provided within the new portal where businesses can find access to free support, guidance, programmes and events focused on supporting them through the pandemic. The hub is updated daily

The London Resilience Fund – the Mayor’s £1 million innovation programme – was launched alongside the new portal. This Fund aims to help London’s businesses and community groups emerge stronger from the current coronavirus crisis,and to ensure the capital is better prepared for future disruptive challenges. Businesses, social enterprises and community groups will be matched with innovators who will help them find new ways of delivering their products and services to keep up with the accelerated pace of change after the pandemic and to improve their own resilience to future shocks. Grants of up to £30,000 will be available to support designing and testing these innovations.

Scaleup Views

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

Top barriers to growth

  • Markets in the UK
  • Talent
  • Markets internationally

want TO SEE more of:

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

The London Business Hub will be delivering ‘Recover and Grow’ - a new accelerator programme with The Business School (formerly Cass), to support scaling businesses. Businesses will benefit from insights of industry experts as well as invaluable feedback from peers. One business will also win an Executive MBA scholarship worth £50,000.