Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

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

bet365 offers online sports and in-game betting services.

Holdcroft operates a number of new and used car dealerships and garages, providing repairs, MOT servicing and car leasing to consumers and small businesses.

ALE provides heavy lift services such as handling and transportation to a variety of industries, such as nuclear and mining.

TopCashback has developed a website which allows subscribers to receive cashback for purchases from associated retailers.

Dee Set
Dee Set manages projects for companies in the retail sector, including store openings, merchandising and branding services. The company also manages store and order distributions.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Datel develops video game console add-on products that are aimed to help the player beat the game more easily by breaking code and cheating the game.

Olympus Engineering
Olympus Engineering designs and manufactures machine components for CNCs (computer controlled machines).

Sandmaster manufactures a range of abrasive products such as sanding blocks and hi-flex sponges.

bet365 offers online sports and in-game betting services.

Quality Films
Quality Films manufactures packaging products such as cling film for use in business or household environments.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

A strong, well-established partnership network delivers scaleup services in the area, ensuring growing companies have access to a range of services and experience. A Partnership Group and the Enterprise Round Table support intelligence sharing and joint working opportunities.

Support is bespoke and tailored to each company’s growth status, current position and ambition. Staffordshire’s 100 largest companies are mainly supported through the Make It Stoke and Staffordshire while Specialist Growth Hub Advisers use an account management model to target SMEs with demonstrable growth potential. A software package called GROWTHMapper is now used with businesses identified as having high growth and the Hub also has a specialist business diagnostic for those showing good growth potential. Partner organisations are included in the team and assist by providing access to business growth services such as leadership and manufacturing techniques.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Infrastructure, Markets in the UK and Talent. They are looking for support through public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Innovate UK, local or national government, British Business Bank and LEPs/Growth Hubs.

Top barriers to growth

  • Infrastructure
  • Markets in the UK
  • Talent

want TO SEE more of:

  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • Innovate UK
  • Local or national government
  • British Business Bank
  • LEPs/Growth Hubs

The Growth Hub has launched the new Scale Up Strategy for 2020 to 2023 called Aspiring to Growth. The LEP, Make It Stoke and Staffordshire Team and Chamber of Commerce have all been involved in its development and work is now being done on an action plan to ensure the achievement of its vision.