LOCAL AREA SUMARY:
West of England
Total number of scaleups
No. by employee growth
No. by turnover growth
No. by employee and turnover growth
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Employee Growth
OVO Energy supplies gas and electricity.
Sanderson operates a number of international recruitment companies that provide executive search and hire for both contractual and permanent roles.
Nisbets operates a group of physical stores that sells catering and hospitality products, with an additional e-commerce website also available.
Wainhomes develops residential properties.
Molson Group supplies machinery and equipment for the construction industry.
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth
Play Sports Group
Play Sports Groupis a channel that covers and reports worldwide cycling events.
Northavon Group provides mechanical, electrical and water management services, ranging from installation and maintenance of domestic equipment to full design and engineering solution for facilities.
Barden Network Engineering
Barden Network Engineering lays cables for high-speed broadband.
Thatchers Cider produces draught, canned and bottled cider.
Plant-Ex manufactures a range of natural food colourings.
Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes
A number of programmes and incubators operate in the LEP area, including the locally-delivered Business West Scaleup Hub, SETSquared Scaleup Programme, Scaleup4Growth and Shaw & Co. Funding Academy which has run two cohorts. Businesses on the West of England Combined Authority Creative Sector Growth Programme brings cohorts of 10 businesses together regularly over six months of intensive support including a £3,000 grant to spend on mentoring, a dedicated peer support network and business development training. Applications for the Spring 2022 cohort are now open.
The Business Innovation Fund supports businesses from a wide range of sectors to help develop innovative projects and products. They receive grants of £20,000 or £50,000 to invest in innovation and guidance to move from concept to commercialisation as well as opportunities to collaborate with the region’s leading research institutions and advice on intellectual property, testing and research and development roadmaps. Local scaleups can also access the Investment Activator Programme, led by TechSPARK and WECA’s Creative Scaleup Programme.
The key barriers to growth are Markets, Talent and Finance. They are looking for support through Innovate UK, Public sector funding for innovation/R&D and British Business Bank.
Top barriers to growth
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- Innovate UK
- Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
- British Business Bank