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 is working with partners across the area to provide a range of expert programmes to businesses. Get Set for Solent, delivered by YTKO, is a European funded programme for growth businesses. Expert advice and grant funding is available.
The LEP is delivering a range of peer network groups with some focused groups for Tech, Creatives, Construction, Ethnic minorities and Female entrepreneurs. Further new support includes a Digital Accelerator Programme and Potential Exporters Programme.

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 and Local or national government.

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

The LEP is working to secure Freeport status for the Solent which will provide a range of opportunities for businesses, creating circa 50,000 jobs and boosting investment. A collaboration involving Maritime UK Solent, Solent Maritime Enterprise Zone and Connected Places Catapult is focused on maximising the Solent’s potential as a maritime cluster. The Solent Maritime Innovation Gateway will act as a catalyst for transforming the region by co-ordinating and connecting the business ecosystem.