LOCAL AREA SUMARY:
Total number of scaleups
No. by employee growth
No. by turnover growth
No. by employee and turnover growth
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Employee Growth
Motorline sells new and used cars.
McLaren Construction provides construction services, including real estate development and commercial projects.
Hill Residential operates a property construction company, specialising in new build and refurbished residential developments.
Shawbrook Bank operates a challenger bank, offering SMEs loans as well as providing consumer financial services.
Gates Group operates a car dealership, focussing on Ford cars.
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth
Sharpfibre constructs a range of fire protection systems, including structural steel protection, insulation, drylining and road tunnels.
Phelan Construction offers interior design, refurbishment and construction services.
John Parker & Son Ltd
John Parker & Son Ltd provides a variety of steel related services such as fabrication, processing and stockholding.
Oakmont Construction provides a range of construction services for blue chip clients.
Gomez supplies supermarkets with a large range of fresh produce.
Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes
Scaleups and scaling businesses in the South East area can access a range of support and targeted programmes helping them in their scaling journey.
The Scale Up Ashford is a six-month bespoke programme of support for cohorts of ten businesses beginning with a workshop for the entire cohort to introduce the programme and its concepts.
Following the successful East Sussex pilot scheme that acted as a ‘test-bed’ for scaleup suport in the local area, the Bamboo Club was launched in 2021 by the Sussex Innovation Centre in partnership with the Business East Sussex Growth Hub.The club is a bespoke programme of support for ambitious businesses in East Sussex providing peer networking, masterclasses and 1 to 1 support plus access to exclusive innovation networks run by the Innovation Centre.
Finally, Scaleup Advice is available from a BEST Growth Hub Scale-Up Advisor who works with scaleup businesses to link them to growth services, identify growth opportunities and constraints, facilitate the mapping of a 3 year strategic journey, and assist with the development of a 12 month Action Plan.
The key barriers to growth are Talent , Markets and Finance. They are looking for support through Local or national government, LEPs/Growth Hubs and Innovate UK.
Top barriers to growth
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