The Marches

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

LAF Holdings
LAF Holdings operates a holding company, specialising in agricultural products and services.

Dodd Group
Dodd Group designs and installs mechanical and electrical systems for buildings in a range of sectors, such as education and leisure, with relevant repair and maintenance services also provided.

Reconomy provides a range of outsourced recycling and waste management services for businesses.

Entatech operates an online retailer of a range of electronics, including both hardware and software.

Northwood operates a number of companies that manufacture and supply a number of paper-based products such as toilet roll and tissue paper, mostly from recycled office waste-paper.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

Wyevale Nurseries
Wyevale Nurseries sells a range of products to gardening and landscaping wholesale companies.

Otter-Barry Books
Otter-Barry Books publishes a range of children’s books.

Charlton & Jenrick
Charlton & Jenrick operates a number of showrooms selling a range of gas and electric fire places and stoves.

AutoScan provides quality inspection services for automotive manufacturers.

Besblock offers a range of construction services.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

The Marches Growth Hub packages support specific campaigns to reach priority sectors in cluster networks in particular those involving cyber security and agri-tech. The Business Growth Programme Phase 2 – managed by Birmingham City Council – offers grants of £2,500 – £1,000,000 to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and help businesses grow. It includes a dedicated, experienced manufacturing growth manager giving on-going support and advice on opportunities as well as access to a diagnostic tool.
The Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) based at University Centre Shrewsbury focuses on innovation and research support to local environmental science and technology businesses. The project helps them to develop and test new products, processes or services and includes research collaborations and bringing products to market. Businesses are offered lab facilities on site, masterclasses and workshops.

Scaleup Views

The key barriers to growth are Talent , Finance and Markets. They are looking for support through Local or national government, Innovate UK and LEPs/Growth Hubs.

Top barriers to growth

  1. Talent
  2. Finance
  3. Markets

want TO SEE more of:

  • Local or national government
  • Innovate UK
  • LEPs/Growth Hubs

The Marches LEP is working with three neighbouring LEPs, under the Cyber Resilience Alliance, to develop a ‘Cyber Triangle’ The establishment of Cyber Quarter – the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security on Skylon Park is a significant asset for the Marches and the MGH is delivering business engagement and business support activities. The LEP is looking at a collaboration with The Entrepreneur Club and a wealth planning specialist to deliver a suite of workshops for growth businesses. The workshops will be followed by business 1:1 surgeries with MGH Shropshire.