ScaleUp Berkshire Programme

 

ScaleUp Berkshire is a growth programme for businesses in Berkshire, which have achieved a 20% growth rate year-on-year, for the past three years. This new programme brings together scale-up experts to create a better-connected scale-up ecosystem in the county.

What is the Scale-up Berkshire Programme?

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership launched the Scale-up Berkshire Programme in September 2018. Delivered by Oxford Innovation and funded by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, this exciting new programme is designed specifically for scale-ups and will:

  • Explain scale-up services and the support available locally and nationally as well as connect you with relevant ones to help your business grow faster.
  • Provide one-to-one account management support to help you develop your business strategy.
  • Provide you with the tools to implement and monitor your business strategy.
  • Introduce you to other local scale-up business leaders to share ideas, learn what works and build mutually beneficial relationships.

Why has the programme been developed?

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) commissioned research to identify areas where additional support could accelerate the development of scale-up businesses in Berkshire. A 1% increase to the scale-up population alone could ‘drive an additional 238,000 jobs and £38 billion to GVA within three years,’[1] demonstrating why support for scale-up businesses is a key priority for the LEP.

Thames Valley Berkshire has over 43,000 businesses but only 300 are considered to be Scale-ups. It is in the interest of serving Scale-ups in Berkshire that an exclusive programme for ambitious Berkshire businesses with >£1m turnover has launched.

 

Find out more about the Scale-up Berkshire Programme

 

[1] www.scaleupinstitute.org.uk/scaleup-review-2017

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