Scale up your business

Unique programme of specific, tailored and intense high-growth business support for high growth enterprises that are growing rapidly or planning to so in the D2N2 area.

D2N2 ScaleUp

About Scale-Up

If your company is growing at a pace that is hard to manage, then D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp could be the ideal solution.

D2N2 Growth Hub Scale-Up is an exclusive, invitation-only scheme focused on established successful businesses that are scaling up; have the potential to Scale-Up; or are ambitious to grow and Scale-Up. Through the Scale-Up Project, selected businesses will have access to a heavily subsidised and co-ordinated range of proven business support tools, practical support and a training programme, a proportion of which will be free with the remainder part-funded through a grant scheme.

D2N2 Growth Hub Scale-Up is supported by the European Regional Development Fund to support eligible SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Advantages to your business

The Scale-Up Project will provide the following support programme, tailored to your specific needs and ScaleUp requirements:

  • critical review of your individual ScaleUp challenges and opportunities
  • High quality coaching to help you identify and achieve your growth goals
  • Leadership and management development programmes to enhance your skills
  • Workshops focusing on identifying and accessing potential markets, sales and marketing, access to finance and innovation
  • Personalised support through an executive peer-to-peer network – so that you can learn from others
  • Access to talent and onward referral to support your future needs.

With this wide array of activities, diverse range of organisations and the exclusive group of participating businesses, D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp aims to create an active and dynamic support community that will help develop both the individual businesses and, collectively, the interaction and profile of those businesses.

Is your business eligible?

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.

Who is Delivering the D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp Project

The D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp Project is a delivery partnership between :

The delivery partnership combines academic excellence in leading-edge business thinking and practice with qualified, highly experienced business coaches and trainers who work extensively with ScaleUp and high growth businesses. These will be supported by dynamic business communication and networking to build an established presence across the D2N2 region and provide the valuable, practical and effective support that high growth and ScaleUp businesses need and want.

Contact our team

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

Contact the ScaleUp team at NTU
+44 (0)115 8488903

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 8488903
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