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

City Facilities Management
City Facilities Management provides facility management services including maintenance, technical procurement and ancillary services.

John Clark Motor Group
John Clark Motor Group operates a chain of car dealerships as well as a vehicle leasing business.

Parks Motor Group
Parks Motor Group operates a car dealership providing new and used vehicles.

Robertson operates a number of companies within the construction and infrastructure industries.

Eastern Western Motor Group
Eastern Western Motor Group offers a range of used and new cars and bikes as wells as maintenance services.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Capital Document Solutions
Capital Document Solutions provides a range of consultancy services aimed at improving how companies manage their documents.

Scotbrite Services
Scotbrite Services provides commercial and residential cleaning services.

City Gate Construction
City Gate Construction provides construction, engineering and maintenance services for residential properties, railway infrastructure and steel fabrication.

Drysdales operates a number of farms and processing facilities that grow and prepare vegetables for supermarket sale.

Social Care Alba
Social Care Alba provides a range of at home nursing and care services, specialising in dementia and learning disabilities.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Following a successful pilot, 2020/2021 saw the successful delivery of the Unlocking Ambition 2 Programme with a focus on Net Zero transition. Participants benefit from a mix of training and support, peer to peer cohorts and development grant funding (£25k with a small number of larger awards for exceptional opportunities). . Women founders and senior leaders in their businesses were assisted with training, peer-to-peer support and coaching to increase their leadership skills and grow their businesses to scale through Principally Women which is aimed at reducing the gender gap in founding and leadership teams in high growth firms in Scotland.
The Northern Innovation Hub expanded its programmes of support in specific sectors across the Highland and Islands region helping businesses to grow through embracing innovation and entrepreneurship. Among these are the Pathfinder Accelerator – a 6-month programme for life science and technology SMEs looking to take a new product or service to market – and Impact30 which supports young entrepreneurs and business leaders make an impact on their industry, focusing on the tools, skills and knowledge required to grow their business.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets, Talent and Finance. They are looking for support through Scottish Enterprise/Highlands & Islands Enterprise/SOSE, Innovate UK, Public sector funding for innovation/R&D and .

Top barriers to growth

  1. Markets
  2. Talent
  3. Finance

want TO SEE more of:

  • Scottish Enterprise/Highlands & Islands Enterprise/SOSE
  • Innovate UK
  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D

The Scottish Government confirmed a further £1.5m to Scottish Enterprise to deliver a UA3 programme in 2021/22 programme for entrepreneurs looking to scale, aligned with Scottish Enterprise’s Net Zero and green fair jobs ambitions. A cohort of 31 companies (38 founders) has been selected with a focus on those on the verge of scaling up.