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Scaleup Directors Programme

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Key sectors

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

The Scaleup Directors Programme is fully-funded by Enterprise Europe Network and Innovate UK, and is aimed at businesses embarking on their scaleup journeys.

The programme looks to identify key challenges to scale via an in-depth site visit, then to allocate a suitably qualified and experienced Scaleup Director to assist the company in overcoming such challenges and achieving their strategic growth plans.

Scaleups that qualify are typically:

  • based in England, Wales or Northern Ireland with realistic, high-growth oriented ambition and a commitment to implement it
  • businesses that have overcome the start-up challenges
  • already growing and turning over around £1m
  • those that have either an innovation and/or a business model that can disrupt existing market
  • with the potential to grow by 60% to 100% or more CAGR – Grow 10 times in 3 years to 5 years – i.e. companies that have the potential to grow from 500k to £5m, £1m to £10m and £10m to £100m in the next 3 to 5 years
  • already aware and interested in international opportunities and international expansion. Most companies will already have a plan in place and will have started implementing it
  • driven by a capable and ambitious management team
  • innovative by nature.

The Scaleup Programme has been fundamental in getting our heads around what we need to grow our business.

Martin Leeming, CEO TrakRap


Scaleup Directors Programme website