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

A2C trades IT equipment in bulk.

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

On Site Group
On Site Group provides recruitment and communication services, specialising in the engineering sector and covering a number of areas such as the Automotive, Aerospace, Energy, among others. Companies in the group includes On Site Technical and On Site Connect .

Amiri Construction
Amiri Construction operates a construction company.

Peter Cooper Volkswagen Group
The Peter Cooper Volkswagen Group operates a number of car dealerships that sell new and used Volkswagens, and offer repair services.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Medcentres provides a range of property development services.

Foreman Homes
Foreman Homes operates a construction company.

Pennyfarthing Homes
Pennyfarthing Homes operates a construction business, specialising in high-end homes.

Amiri Construction
Amiri Construction operates a construction company.

Just Develop It
Just Develop It has founded and invested in a range of companies in the technology, entertainment and property development sectors. The company originally operated as a vehicle for the founders’ main venture, online sales conversion tool Intellichat.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

Support for high growth firms has been identified as a significant area in the LEP’s Productivity and Growth Strategy. It is leading the delivery of a more co-ordinated, simplified and tailored business support service with a central role for the Solent Growth Hub which includes deepening diagnostic and advisory services to identify the growth barriers of businesses and actions and services to address these.

Ambitious business leaders who have been trading for at least 2 years with 10 to 250 staff and turnover between £250k and £25m are offered 12 hours of one-to-one advice from expert growth coaches plus a series of masterclasses on topics such as exports, sales, and workforce development through the Growth Accelerator Programme. Graduation from the programme results in a detailed growth action plan and businesses have the opportunity to access funding of up to £500,000 to support delivery of their plan.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are access to UK markets, access to talent, access to international markets and access to infrastructure/premises and broadband. They are looking for support through peer networks, funding for innovation and R&D, general business support from government and the British Business Bank.

Top barriers to growth

  • Access to UK markets
  • Access to international markets
  • Access to infrastructure/premises and broadband

want TO SEE more of:

  • Peer networks
  • public sector funding for innovation and R&D
  • general business support from government
  • British Business Bank

The LEP is looking to launch a series of peer-to-peer boards for business leaders to complement the Growth Accelerator programme, alongside developing an internationalisation strategy that will provide Solent based SMEs an opportunity to win business globally with trade missions planned for Bangladesh, Washington and Cannes.