Northern Ireland

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

Hayward Hawk
Hayward Hawk provides recruitment services to the technology industry.

CrowdVision has developed software that aims tomonitor crowded places and automatically generate real-time insights on e.g. how many people are present, how they are distributed and how they may move next.

Crust & Crumb
Crust & Crumb develops and manufactures own-label pizzas, flatbreads and tortillas, including vegan ranges and a gluten-free manufacturing facility.

Lynch’s Foodstores
Lynch’s Foodstores operates a number of grocery stores, off licences and post offices.

Budget Energy
Budget Energy is an electricity provider.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

AquaQ Analytics
AquaQ Analytics provides IT consultancy and a range of software products, specialising in data mining, analytics, and management.

MCLInsureTech develops and sells digital insurance products and services to businesses.

FinTrU provides outsourced regulatory, legal and technological services.

ASEE provides mechanical and electrical engineering services, specialising in installing generators and secondary power systems for businesses such as hospitals, telecommunications centres and hotels.

Davison Canners
Davison Canners manufactures and sells fruit compotes, jams, syrups and other condiments to businesses such as bakeries.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Northern Ireland’s scaleup support is targeted to business size and the stage of their scaleup journey with a primary focus on one to one support. Invest NI’s scaling team works closely with a portfolio of 25 scaleups with turnover of more than £10m and cumulative sales of just over £990m. Targetted support for larger scaling companies include the International Leadership 4 Growth programme, delivered in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and IESE Barcelona providing to export focused companies tailored business support; while additional one-to-one support is delivered by Client Managers including external market research and R&D support. Other scaleup support is provided through the Graduate to Export programme matching graduates with scaleups to complete a market research project; the Ambition to Scale & Leader Programme providing growth support; and Way to Scale that helps business CEOs build their confidence and leadership skills. Further support is available in the form of grants and partially funded training.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are UK Markets & International Markets, Access to the talent you can hire and Leadership development. They are looking for support through Funding/support for innovation and R&Dand want easier acces to Local universities / business schools.

Top barriers to growth

  1. UK Markets & International Markets
  2. Access to the talent you can hire
  3. Leadership development

want TO SEE more of:

  • Funding/support for innovation and R&D
  • Local universities / business schools

Invest NI is focusing on building partnerships between the life sciences sector and the NHS, AI and green tech scaleups along with enhanced support to help scaleups overcome macroeconomic barriers and attract and retain talent. As part of the UK Governments Levelling Up Agenda, over the next 10 years Northern Ireland is set to benefit from investment in 4 City & Growth deals which will cover every council area in the country.