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

Utilita Energy
Utilita Energy operates an energy supplier.

Medina Foodservice
Medina Foodservice wholesales a range of food products to the catering trade.

Churchill Retirement Living
Churchill Retirement Living develops properties for retirement housing.

Imperial Cars
Imperial Cars operates multiple car dealerships, selling a range of used vehicles, and offering various repair and maintenance services.

Colt Group
Colt Group designs and supplies a range of climate control systems, specialising in ventilation, solar shading and smoke control.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Paultons Park
Paultons Park operates a theme park that features a number of attractions, including rollercoasters, a zoo and Peppa Pig World – a theme park for toddlers based on the Peppa Pig TV show.

Harwin manufactures electronic components, specialising in interconnect devices and printed circuit board hardware.

The Fair Trade Practice
The Fair Trade Practice provides claims management services for mis-sold PPI.

Serocor provides support for businesses in the recruitment and human capital management sectors using mentorship programmes. These programmes provide businesses both with industry expertise and back office support.

CAPTEC manufactures specialist computers and provides IT infrastructure support services to their clients, who exist in a number of sectors such as medical, energy and defence.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Solent LEP has now implemented a new organisational structure, enhancing and harmonising the business support and skills support available through the LEP. It provides a Growth Accelerator programme which offers 12 hours of intensive 1:1 support delivered by experienced growth coaches. Graduates of the programme take away a detailed growth action plan which may include an application for funding or finance. A Mentoring for Growth programme is delivered in partnership with Be the Business providing businesses with expert mentors for 12 months. The LEP is participating in the peer network programme while Maritime UK Solent holds monthly networking meetings for the local marine and maritime cluster

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Bank/debt finance, Markets in the UK and Markets internationally. They are looking for support through local or national government, public sector funding for innovation/R&D, DIT and procurement contracts.

Top barriers to growth

  • Bank/debt finance
  • Markets in the UK
  • Markets internationally

want TO SEE more of:

  • Local or national government
  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • DIT
  • Procurement contracts

The LEP is working on a capital programme of schemes to kick start recovery. It has awarded the University of Portsmouth £3.6M towards the development of a Centre for Creative and Immersive eXtended Reality which will deliver 12 state-of-the-art XR laboratories with specialist equipment that will be used for business engagement, technical support, applied research projects and skills training. The investment will support 800 businesses, create 200 new jobs and support 500 learners through courses and workshops.