Talent and Skills
The UK has a major skills gap that holds back scaleup companies. It is the most significant issue for them. These companies have particular issues recruiting people with technical and business skills, whether taking on young people straight from education or those with more experience. These skills are vital for rapidly scaling businesses to enable them to develop new products and services, navigate new markets and develop their business structures. Given the size of the skills gap, action is required by both business and government.
Dr Deborah Buckley-Golder
Head of Innovation Talent and Skills, Innovate UKView Linkedin Profile
Sherry Coutu CBE
Author of the Scale-up Report and Executive Chair of Founders4SchoolsView Linkedin Profile
Co-Founder, The Education FoundationView Linkedin Profile
CEO, Careers Enterprise CompanyView Linkedin Profile
Executive Director, Goldman SachsView Linkedin Profile
Head of LifeSkills, BarclaysView Linkedin Profile
Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, GoogleView Linkedin Profile
The purpose of the Talent and Skills Committee is to provide assessment and direction on the key needs and policy issues affecting talent and skills for scaleup businesses. This includes research, analysis and thought leadership as well as reviews of programmes that support scaleup businesses, in order to develop appropriate case studies and learnings. Where relevant, the committee will also undertake specific sector support and analysis.
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 talent and skills policies in the UK and internationally.
The ScaleUp Institute is proud to engage with our partners in their production of the following reports.
11th March 2020
ScaleUp Female Founder Index 2020
12th November 2019
Annual ScaleUp Review 2019 Highlights
12th November 2019
The Scaleup Index 2019
Responses to consultations
The Scale-Up Institute works with policy makers to identify opportunities that will further support scaling businesses. It sets out the economic case and actions required to make Britain brilliant at scale-ups, and responds to calls for evidence and consultations.
UK Digital Strategy: request for submissions
Our response to the request for submissions from Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey MP. It is essential that the Government’s new Digital Strategy takes account of the needs of scale-up businesses