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.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Scaleups in the North East can find the support and guidance they need through different programmes. The Scaleup North East programme matches scaleups and scalable businesses with a “Scale-Up Partner” whose role is to uncover their most challenging issues and provide bespoke support to help them overcome these. The Entrepreneurs’ Forum continues to deliver its Scale-up Leader’s Academy which brings together ambitious business owners from across the North East over six months to inspire, challenge, support and connect with each other in cohorts limited to 15 participants. Finally, through the North East Supply Chain programme scaleups can find support in accessing and identifying opportunities in new and existing markets.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets, Talent and Finance. They are looking for support through Public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Local or national government and British Business Bank.

Top barriers to growth

  1. Markets
  2. Talent
  3. Finance

want TO SEE more of:

  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • Local or national government
  • British Business Bank

The second phase of Scaleup NE was launched fully in January 2021 with some amendments to respond to the global pandemic. The LEP will continue to review and develop its support offerings to local scaleups over 2022.