Leaders in rapidly scaling companies need to learn to cope quickly with changing demands and may need help to develop their managerial and leadership talent. An important factor cited by scaleup leaders as stopping them from growing their revenues faster is lack of capacity and experience in the senior leadership team. It is hard to grow a company hundreds of times faster than is ‘normal’ without the right training and support.


Naomi Beckler

Breakthrough Performance Consultant, Insigniam

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Jim Farmery

Head of Partnerships, Creative England

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Adam Hale

Chair of the ScaleUp Institute

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Richard Heggie

Co-Head High Growth and Entrepreneurs, Barclays

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Professor Andrew James

Associate Dean, Business Engagement, Alliance Manchester Business School

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Charlotte Keenan

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

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Anne Kiem

CEO, Chartered ABS

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Geoff Lawrence

General Manager, Vistage

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John Morris

Peer to Peer Executive, ScaleUp Institute

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Isabel Oswell

Head of Business Marketing, The British Library

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Stephen Pegge

Managing Director, Commercial Finance at UK Finance

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Claire Ruskin

CEO, Cambridge Network

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Professor Eleanor Shaw

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde

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Jon Steinberg

Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google

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Sarah Underwood

Director and Associate Professor of Enterprise, Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, University of Leeds

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Dr Fiona Whitehurst

Senior Lecturer in Management and Director of Impact, Newcastle University Business School

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The purpose of the Building Leadership Capacity Committee is to provide assessment and direction on the key needs and policy issues affecting leadership capacity for scaleup businesses. These include research, analysis and thought leadership as well as review of programmes that support scaleup businesses, in order to develop appropriate case studies and learnings. Where relevant specific sector support and analysis will also be undertaken.

The Committee reviews on an annual basis the existing programmes as identified in the 2014 Scale-Up Report, and assesses new programmes to put forward to the Evidence Committee. It reviews policies on building leadership capacity in the UK and internationally.

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12th November 2019

Annual ScaleUp Review 2019 Highlights

12th November 2019

The Scaleup Index 2019

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Social Scaleups