Case Studies

ScaleUp Berkshire Programme

A recent Tech Nation 2018 Report highlights the growing strength of Berkshire’s digital tech sector. The report has furtherther noted that; “Reading’s proximity to London and Heathrow airport has long attracted major multinationals, including Microsoft and Oracle. However, its startup community is now growing too, and tapping into the established expertise and resources available in….

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Argonaut Paraplanning

Established in 2013, Argonaut Paraplanning is about to welcome its third employee, with the goal to grow into a team of six. As Argonaut co-owner, Alan Gow, explains: “The demand for paraplanners is huge but there are very few out there. We saw an opportunity to capitalise on that.” He approached the Berkshire Growth Hub….

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ONIX

ONIX assists life science companies with their regulatory submission activities to health authorities. The team works with clients worldwide, ranging from large pharmaceutical companies/contract research organisations to independent consultants. In business since November 2010, the company currently employs four permanent staff. Managing Director Jasbir Chohan explains how ONIX benefitted from the Berkshire Growth Hub’s High….

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Thorrin Training

Thorrin Training specialises in digital technology training for the security market, and has been in business since the end of 2016. Director of Training, Gordon Visgandis, used the 1-1 marketing clinic –  delivered by Growth Hub partner Mark Robson of Insight Group – for advice on improving his website’s SEO. A renewed focus on digital….

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Exclusively Dogs

Exclusively Dogs uses behaviour training to teach people how to have a better relationship with their pets. Owners Rob and Katy Munro combined long careers in animal welfare with a desire to also help humans when they set up the business four years ago. Training focusses on a toolkit that clients take away with them….

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Envirodat

Run by Aine Aherne and Bruce Kester, Envirodat is an air pollution consultancy with a particular expertise in stack emission monitoring. The Accelerator became the critical agent for change at a time when the business had grown by 30% in one year and a new approach was required to improve effectiveness and efficiency to maintain….

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Pacer

Pacer, a specialist supplier of optoelectronic, display and laser solutions, employs around 40 people and has four offices in the south of England, as well as the US, together with a worldwide network of manufacturing partners. This established business turns over £20 million a year and, having completed a management buy-out, the management team was….

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Prefer2Watch

Prefer2Watch is an early stage software company that has developed an ‘online marketplace’ empowering ethnic content owners to monetise their content (films, TV shows, and TV channels only) in the ex-pat video-on-demand (VOD) market space by directly selling to the ex-pat audience without any middlemen. Their proposition is a truly global offering that will link….

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Sensory Dimensions

Sensory Dimensions, a leading sensory science, and consumer research consultancy were established in 1989. It’s a business that has grown rapidly in both revenue and profits, but success has brought with it far greater demands on individuals. Tracey says: “I was looking for a more structured approach to my thinking about all aspects of the business;….

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Ancoris

Ancoris is an award-winning Google Enterprise Partner with 28 employees. In 2013 they achieved a year on year growth of 48%. A recent company transition sparked David’s interest in the Henley Accelerator. Although Ancoris is a ten-year-old IT business, as a consequence of the recession they changed their business model to take advantage of emerging….

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