Tees Valley

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

Cleveland Cable Company
Cleveland Cable Company supplies a wide range of cables and cable-related accessories.

BMSL Group
BMSL Group provides recruitment services to businesses and employers in the construction, rail, building and engineering sectors.

JT Atkinson
JT Atkinson sells building materials including timber, roofing slates and heating equipment.

Camerons Brewery
Camerons Brewery operates a brewery.

Nifco UK
Nifco UK designs, manufactures and supplies industrial plastic fasteners, dampers and grab handles for automotive and electronic applications.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Lemon operates a call centre designed to provide outsourced customer support services for its clients.

Niramax provides waste management services, specialising in disposing and recycling commercial, industrial and consumer waste.

BMSL Group
BMSL Group provides recruitment services to businesses and employers in the construction, rail, building and engineering sectors.

Applied Graphene Materials
Applied Graphene Materials, formerly trading as Durham Graphene Science, specialises in the synthesis of graphene. The company uses a scalable bottom-up approach to prepare graphene that is protected by a patent application.

Alexanders Motor Group
Alexanders Motor Group operates a number of car dealerships which sell new and used vehicles and offer maintenance and repair services.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

A number of initiatives exist to support Tees Valley scaleups. Tees Valley Business is a one-stop shop for all business growth support and funding, including its own Growth Fund grant programmes which offer up 55% in support of eligible projects. It works with a range of local partners that offer support across a broad spectrum of areas from scale-up, start-up and funding and finance through to technical assistance with product development and innovation. Teeside University has pioneered a Grow Tees Valley which starts with advisers working with ambitious businesses on a detailed business diagnostic and then sign-posting them to targeted support or referring them to a network of business support providers. A Growth Spark voucher scheme supports up to 50% of the cost If businesses come with a project in mind the advisers will assess its potential and draw up an action plan with the entrepreneur. Scaling businesses also have access to the Growth Associate Programme which lets them tap into the University’s graduates to deliver a pre-set work plan.

Scaleup Views

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

Top barriers to growth

  1. Talent
  2. Markets
  3. Finance

want TO SEE more of:

  • Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
  • LEPs/Growth Hubs
  • Local or national government

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has an ambitious Strategic Economic Plan to grow the local economy. Their plan will see the creation of 25,000 new jobs in the region over the next ten years, creating a period of sustained economic growth through inward investment. Future activity includes deploying substantial investment funds available to support local businesses grow and succeed and further development of digital support and advice.