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helm (previously The Supper Club) [2022]

Leadership Capacity

Impact for scaleups


Average business growth after becoming a Helm member




Average revenue


Certified as B Corp or pending certification

Key sectors

Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Building & Construction Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Creative, digital, film, games & media Professional services Defence & security Technology & Communications Engineering / Advanced Engineering Transport & Logistics Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance Food & drink Healthcare

Helm is a membership community of entrepreneurial founders and CEOs of high-growth businesses. Since 2003, it has enabled members to scale their businesses through peer learning, facilitated networking and access to subject matter experts and inspirational speakers.

Its rebrand to Helm from Supper Club reflects a shift in focus to a hybrid offering, combining in person access to the collective experience, knowledge and support of its Founder community with a digital platform. It has also adopted a three-strand approach to support: Business Growth, Better Growth and Personal Growth. This includes encouraging business for good and a focus on health, wealth and legacy.

Helm’s digital platform gives members access to crowdsourced advice, curated introductions and the option to join special interest groups as well as on-demand access to a library of expert-led events. Special interest groups include one for scaleup leaders looking to pursue BCorp status. 

This year has seen a renewed focus on Forum, which brings members into curated groups with 6-8 fellow founders. Meeting on a monthly basis, each group is chaired by an experienced founder and acts as a supportive non-exec board for members. Helm also offers members personalised connections designed to help them overcome specific scaling challenges.

helm (previously The Supper Club) [2022] website