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

Westbridge Foods
Westbridge Foods develops, sources and distributes poultry products and prepared foods such as chicken satay sticks.

Speller Metcalfe
Speller Metcalfe operates a building contractors, providing services including refurbishment, land acquisition and sustainable construction both for businesses and consumers requiring affordable housing.

Gtech produces cordless vacuum cleaners, garden tools, power sweepers and electronic bikes.

The Tyre Group
The Tyre Group operates a number of tyre supply and car repair companies.

Lioncourt Homes
Lioncourt Homes develops residential property.

Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth

English Braids
English Braids manufactures ropes, braids and cords. Their more durable ropes are used predominately in aerial safety, for lifting objects and in the marine sector, whereas their cords are used in window blind production.

Barrie Beard
Barrie Beard provides electrical services, both as part of major contracting projects and to the public via an advice counter.

The Tyre Group
The Tyre Group operates a number of tyre supply and car repair companies.

Industrial & Tractor
Industrial & Tractor supplies tubular components to a range of industries from agricultural to automotive.

Heritage Manor
Heritage Manor operates a number of care homes that provide residency and care services for the elderly with dementia.

Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes

The Elevate business growth programme provides a range of support from regular tutorials and exercises to in-depth analysis of performance. It sits alongside access to peer-to-peer networks for scaleup companies where they benefit from the support of business experts.
Worcestershire’s technology accelerator BetaDen has been further developed to give specialist support to potential high-growth businesses. Co-located with one the UK’s first 5G testbeds at the Malvern Hills Science Park, it gives businesses a platform to develop next-generation technology. BetaDen also offers potential high-growth businesses a package of support including free office space, mentoring programmes and funding.
An ongoing programme of tech talks is aimed at building the technology ecosystem, evolving new opportunities and increasing digital adoption. This is complemented by the facilitation of links between academia and business. This allows local businesses access to valuable insights and cutting-edge research as well expertise to support the move from concept to commercialisation. The academia link also provides access to next generation talent.

Scaleup Views

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

Top barriers to growth

  1. Finance
  2. Talent
  3. Markets

want TO SEE more of:

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

Worcestershire will continue to develop ithel BetaDen programme, working with industry and academic partners and recruitment for the fifth cohort beginning in December 2021. Test bed service nexGworx will allow local scaleups to test products and services over 5G and to understand the productivity gains 5G brings. In addition, new pilots for investment and finance support are in the pipeline.