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

Advinia Health Care
Advinia Health Care operates a group of care homes.

Highdorn provides property management services.

Career Legal
Career Legal operates a recruitment agency that specialises in legal roles.

SOS Group
SOS Group provides recruitment, training and employee screening services to businesses in the rail, utility, energy and construction sectors.

Hedonism Wines
Hedonism Wines retails a range of fine wines and spirits.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

The Ink Factory
The Ink Factory produces film, television and digital content.

Advinia Health Care
Advinia Health Care operates a group of care homes.

Harrison Varma
Harrison Varma runs a property development company which specialises in detached houses and serviced apartments.

Landbay has developed a peer-to-peer lending platform that allows its users to lend money to borrowers against secured properties.

PaymentSense provides credit and debit card machines and payment processing software to small and medium size businesses. The company’s software also allows users to create and analyse sales reports.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

The London LEP and the Mayor of London provide a range of programmes for scaleups including the Business Growth Programme that offers expert guidance, access to corporates, mentors, partners and events. At the Mayor’s TechInvest events London’s ambitious tech companies compete to pitch to an audience of investors while the Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge offers start-ups the chance to work with leading corporates and public organisations to tackle London’s most pressing social and environmental problems. Particpant businesses are supported through an open innovation phase that results in possible procurement opportunities. The London Growth Hub is launching five physical ‘Hubs’ across London with face to face support offered to businesses an plus an accelerator programme to support scaling businesses.

Through London & Partners and the Mayor’s International Business Programme the capital’s scaleups are being supported to win business overseas.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are access to UK markets, access to talent and access to infrastructure/premises and broadband. They are looking for support through peer networks, growth hubs, local professional services and banks and other financial suppliers.

Top barriers to growth

  • Access to talent
  • Access to UK markets
  • Access to infrastructure/premises and broadband

want TO SEE more of:

  • Peer networks
  • Local professional services e.g. accountants and lawyers
  • Banks and other financial suppliers
  • Growth Hubs and LEPs
  • Innovate UK

The Greater London Authority is working on a London technology adoption programme to increase the uptake of productivity-enhancing technologies among growing businesses in sectors such as social care, hospitality, retail, leisure and entertainment as well as construction.