Scaleup Spotlight
Jamie Hardesty

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Get involved: The Scaleup debate

Earlier this month we introduced you to our Scaleup Spotlight, a new Bdaily series exploring the highest growing businesses amongst us.

With Britain’s economic direction in a state of flux following the EU Referendum, Brexit and subsequent overhauls in government leadership, we’re seeing more and more people question the way in which we support enterprise and build our economies.

For example, many would argue that a small number of fast-growing firms are the real drivers of economic activity, offering much more gross value to the economy than startups do.

Yet, despite this, we build our regional economies around startup support. Should this be the case? Should funding, for example, be more vertical than horizontal?

We’re keen to hear from scaleups themselves as well as industry-leading experts to discuss the merits, or demerits, of supporting high growth small businesses.

Companies with 20% annual growth in year on year turnover, of between £1m and £20m, over a three year period, which employ ten or more staff at the beginning of the observation, are what we’re particularly interested in.

As well as the firms themselves, we’ll be speaking to a host of economic leaders and business figures as we explore the merits and issues surrounding Scaleup businesses.

For further information regarding Scaleups, check out The Scaleup Report on UK Economic Growth, Sherry Coutu, via this link.

Or to find out more, email our Editor Jamie at In the meantime, why not take our poll below or share your thoughts in the comments section below?

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