Scaleup 2016 Expo set to help British business beat the growing pains

An event that is set to help small businesses navigate the barriers en route to achieving their growth goals, has been announced.

The mammoth ScaleUp 2016 expo is set to bring together the experiences of Britain’s top entrepreneurs – those that have already successfully done battle with classic growing pains – to help younger, but equally ambitious businesses, get to the next level.

Hundreds of founders are expected to attend the day-long November 3 event, organised by small business support group Enterprise Nation and in collaboration with the private sector led ScaleUp Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales(ICAEW) and Aston Centre for Growth, which is to be held in Birmingham’s Aston University Business School.

The independent Scale-Up Report on UK Economic Growth 2014, identified five key barriers that businesses must conquer if they are going to achieve their growth ambitions.

These are:

  • Finding employees to hire who have the skills they need
  • Building their leadership capability
  • Accessing customers in other markets / home market
  • Accessing the right combination of finance
  • Navigating infrastructure

ScaleUp 2016 will hear from entrepreneurs like Tim Robinson, the man who drove the exponential growth of delivery solution Doddle, Jimmy Cregan, the charismatic force behind Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and members of the ScaleUp Institute’s Board on the vision of the eco-system Britain needs to develop in order to achieve and retain higher level firms.

There will also be a chance to hear from Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones, MBE, the Government’s SME Crown Representative, and Irene Graham, CEO of the Scaleup Institute.

Emma Jones said:

“While start-up rates remain high, scale-up rates in Britain are still lagging behind those of other countries.

This is not down to a lack of ambition, this is about opening up access to the skills and advice businesses desperately need to clear the common hurdles on the journey towards growth.

“Understanding what the issues are and that there is a solution is a critical step in helping businesses to expand profitability, and in turn creating employment and economic growth in Britain.”

Irene Graham, CEO of the ScaleUp Institute said

“Never has there been a better time for us all to work together on supporting our high growth businesses to attain greater scale.

It demands our financiers, advisors, corporates, educators, cities and policy makers to all work together to lean in and support these businesses in their growth journeys.

It is great to work with Enterprise Nation and the ICAEW on this event to highlight the practical support that can be provided’.

For more details and booking visit:
ScaleUp 2016 Tickets, Thu, 3 Nov 2016 at 09:30 | Eventbrite
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