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

Ambitious companies across the region are identified and supported to meet their growth aspirations through the LEP’s well established suite of scaleup tools and one-to-one support delivered through its partnership network. A new GROWTHMapper provides diagnostic tools for specific business areas to help scaleups identify and overcome barriers to growth and capitalise on existing strengths. Specialist growth advisers cover investment, marketing and recruitment and business planning; financial forecasting support is also available to scaleups looking for investment to fulfil their growth potential.
Businesses in need of digital marketing services are referred to the Business Growth Service at Stoke on Trent City Council who review their website, social media presence and provide advice on search engine optimisation.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Markets, Talent and Finance. They are looking for support through LEPs/Growth Hubs, Public sector funding for innovation/R&D and Innovate UK.

Top barriers to growth

  1. Markets
  2. Talent
  3. Finance

want TO SEE more of:

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

The LEP’s new Aspiring to Growth strategy will see a financial, recruitment and financial advice delivered to high growth companies across the region.