North East

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

Linden Group
Linden Group distributes a range of hoses, fittings and related accessories.

Kitwave is a local wholesaler of tobacco, alcohol, confectionery and soft drinks. The business operates from warehouses across the North and Midlands offering a membership led delivery and cash and carry service. Their customer base consists of a diverse mix of independent retailers and wholesalers.

Hays Travel
Hays Travel operates an independent travel agency.

Barbour designs clothing, focusing on outerwear.

Dalziel Ingredients
Dalziel Ingredients develops and produces a variety of dry mix and marinade food seasonings, bakery mixes and batters.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

A-Belco operates a group of companies that provide electrical and mechanical engineering services for its clients.

Eden Farm
Eden Farms provides a frozen food wholesale and distribution service to retail businesses.

Future Industrial Services
Future Industrial Services offers waste management services and other industrial cleaning services such as high pressure jetting and emergency spillage response.

Manomasa produces snacks, including tortilla chips.

Aspire provides recruitment services within the digital, media, events and marketing sectors.

Scaleup Partners work with each company to uncover the most challenging issues it faces based on the five key barriers identified by the ScaleUp Institute and then provide bespoke support to help overcome them. Each company defines its own objectives in partnership with the Scaleup Partner and they help the company to take the actions required to grow the business. 

Alongside the 1:1 support offered through the programme, companies can access other forms of peer to peer support from associate partners and approved provision.  As account managers, the Scaleup Partners signpost, introduce and steer participating companies to high level, relevant and valuable support and advice provided through our established wider network of providers which include local colleges and University of Newcastle Business School, the Scale-up Leader’s Academy run by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum Leaders Academy, Vistage, the British Business Bank and Barclays Eagles Labs – many of which are endorsed by the ScaleUp Institute.

The programme is also underpinned by on-line events (normally face to face), motivational and inspiring speakers and socials to enable companies to learn from their peers. 

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets in the UK, Equity finance/Growth capital and Talent. They are looking for support through public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Innovate UK, LEPs/Growth Hubs and procurement contracts.

Top barriers to growth

  • Markets in the UK
  • Equity finance/Growth capital
  • Talent

want TO SEE more of:

  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • Innovate UK
  • LEPs/Growth Hubs
  • Procurement contracts

Scaleup NE2 launched in Autumn 2020 with some changes based on lessons learnt to date.