South East Midlands

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

Winvic operates a construction company in a range of sectors, specialising in industrial and distribution industries.

Dr Martens
Dr Martens manufactures shoes, boots and accessories.

Whitworth Bros. Ltd.
Whitworth Bros. Ltd. produces a wide array of flours.

Steven Eagell Toyota
Steven Eagell Toyota operates a number of new and used Toyota vehicle dealerships throughout the UK, also offering repair and maintenance services.

William Morgan Group
William Morgan Group operates a number of car dealerships.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Hybrid Air Vehicles
Hybrid Air Vehicles has designed and manufactures a hybrid aircraft, which is a cross between lighter-than-air technologies, as used in airships, and heavier-than-air technologies, as used in aeroplanes.

EM Rogers
EM Rogers sells, transports and exports a large range of vehicles but specialises in trucks and trailers.

T&W Civil Engineering
T&W Civil Engineering provides a range of civil engineering services, including groundworks, road building and other infrastructural work.

Bells Motor Group
Bells Motor Group sells a range of cars, and offers car servicing and spare parts.

Bridge Leisure
Bridge Leisure operates a number of caravan parks.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

SEMLEP has a dedicated programme for high-growth businesses: Growth Curve run by the LEP’s Growth Hub in partnership with the Universities of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and Cranfield University. As part of the programme businesses take part in a specialist university masterclass, receive one-to-one support from a high growth business adviser and have access to a grant programme and peer network. Between July 2019 and September 2020 over 140 high-growth businesses have received support from high growth business advisers with nearly 100 benefitting further through university masterclasses. Businesses in the South East Midlands LEP area can also apply for finance through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets in the UK, Talent and Equity finance/Growth capital. They are looking for support through public sector funding for innovation/R&D, LEPs/Growth Hubs, Innovate UK and procurement contracts.

Top barriers to growth

  • Markets in the UK
  • Talent
  • Equity finance/Growth capital

want TO SEE more of:

  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • LEPs/Growth Hubs
  • Innovate UK
  • Procurement contracts

The new Peer Networks programme launched in the Autumn will further support scale-ups by creating a collaborative environment for business leaders to work through the common issues they are currently facing. The programme will be led by expert facilitators who can offer support and coaching on relevant topics.