Scaling up your business

We have joined forces with East Midlands Chamber to form the D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp service. Together, we bring you combined expertise, resources and capabilities that will help you scale up your business.

D2N2 ScaleUp

The Upscaler project is funded by the European Regional Development fund.

Access the D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp Service

By being part of the D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp Service, you can access:

  • professional business coaching
  • exclusive peer-to-peer networking events
  • workshops to help with:
    • leadership and management development
    • marketing
    • investment readiness
  • short courses on how to be high-growth
  • referrals to relevant business programmes


D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp Service is an exclusive programme and is only available to a limited number of small and medium enterprises in the three following categories of high-growth business:

  • ScaleUp business

    • at least 10 employees
    • turnover of £1-15million
    • annual growth of over 20% in last 3 years

  • Potential ScaleUp business

    • at least 10 employees
    • turnover of £1-15million
    • annual growth of either
      • over 10% for the last 3 years or
      • over 20% for the last 2 years

  • Ambitious business

    Can demonstrate potential to scale up with partial ScaleUp characteristics.

    For example, the company is the right size but is not growing due to lack of help.

D2N2 ScaleUp supports growing businesses in most commercial sectors, though some public sector and charitable organisations may not be eligible.


Our programme of workshops and networking events are designed to support ScaleUp businesses to achieve their growth goals. These workshops will allow you to gain new perspectives about your business with the support of highly experienced business coaches and trainers.

ScaleUp businesses are able to book one person onto each workshop.

Contact your ScaleUp coach to reserve a place on your desired workshops.

Alternately, you can contact us:
Tel: +44 (0)115 848 8681

  • Training: The ScaleUp Strategic Leadership Programme

    Strategic Financial Management for SMEs - 28 February 2018
    Learn how to identify, develop, agree and monitor a financial plan that supports agreed strategic objectives and supports the business growth objectives

    Strategic Performance Management - 14 March 2018
    How to ensure employee performance and direction is aligned with the needs of the organisation. Learn how to motivate staff through individual and team performance objectives or goal setting and how to follow up to ensure performance objective are met.

    Strategic HR - 11 April 2018
    In this workshop delegates will learn about a range of HR issues that affect your business strategy, including recruitment, engagement and retention of staff, as well as the legal obligations that affect strategic planning.

  • Training: Leadership and Management Programme

    Communication - 13 March 2018

    Good communication is an essential at every level in an organisation, delegates will learn the techniques and practice of communication and a management and leadership tool.

    Developing Organisational, Team & Individual Performance - 10 April 2018

    In this workshop delegates will learn the role of the manager and leader in developing team and individual capability, including coaching, mentoring and training techniques as well as the role of the appraisal in achieving organisational objectives

  • Workshops: Financial readiness

    Strategy and Business Plan Development - 07 March 2018
    A good business plan starts with a sound strategy, in this workshop we will take you through the elements of creating a scale up strategy and how to translate this to a business plan with identifiable goals and objectives that can be used to drive direction and growth.

    Profit and Productivity improvement for growing businesses - 18 April 2018
    In this workshop you will learn the techniques and practical methodologies for improving business wide productivity and profitability. Whether in an office or shop floor environment delegates will understand how a structured data driven approach with a few simple techniques can make a big difference to an organisations performance

  • Workshops: Routes to market

    Practical Marketing for SMEs - 28 February 2018
    From web sites, to social media to writing compelling copy to networking and getting better results from trade events, this workshop will look at a wide range of practical marketing tools and is loaded with tips and techniques to produce a better day to day result

    Key Account Management - 21 March 2018
    Key Account Management goes far beyond traditional sales activity. In this workshop you will learn how to develop long term, profitable relationships with correctly selected major new clients.

    Advanced Selling Techniques - 28th March 2018
    A sales professional in the 21st century is very different to the stereo typical image. In this workshop you will learn the difference between transactional and consultative sales, the importance of listening and how to ask the right questions as well the approach and attitude towards handling objections. Delegates will leave with tools and techniques for improving their sales performance.

Further information

D2N2 LEP funds and supports the D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp Service. Visit the D2N2 LEP website for more details.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 848 8681