A note from the Director: Innovation – our interpretation
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Has your business grown more than 20% in turnover or employee numbers in the last year? Do you have plans to grow that quickly in the next couple of years?
If you are, we would very much like to hear from you. The West of England region has ambitions to build the best possible ecosystem for scale-up businesses in the country. To achieve this, we need to know what your greatest challenges are, and what support or resources you need to overcome them.
I would like to invite you to share your views both in person and on paper (in August and beyond):
Finally, as a fast growing business, you might be interested to raise your profile by nominating your business for the newly launched Fast Growth 50 – recognising 50 innovative businesses in the South West. Deadline for nominations is 25th August.
If you are keen to build the profile of your Tech business, nominations are also open for the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 until 8th September. According to their press release, “South West business have ranked in first, second and third places in previous Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards and were named the fastest growing UK tech businesses. The highest four-year growth rate for a South West winner was in 2015 when Corsham based Skyscape Cloud Services, now rebranded as UKCloud, ranked in second place with 13,391% growth.”
The survey small print:
This blog series tells the story of the Scale-up Enabler, Briony Phillips. Briony joined the Engine Shed team on a 1 year contract in June 2017 funded by Business West, Engine Shed, The University of Bristol and the West of England Growth Hub. This group have a shared ambition – first, to identify scale-up businesses in the West of England region and to better understand their challenges and second, to design, facilitate and support initiatives that will make it easier for businesses to scale-up more effectively – in the long term.
Briony – Scale-up Enabler