Lancashire County Council's new scaleup programme to create powerful support network as fast-growing firms sign up
26 of Lancashire’s fastest growing companies have signed up for a new fully-funded scaleup programme designed to help them learn from each other, create a powerful new support network and further accelerate their growth.
The Scaleup Leaders Network, led by Lancashire County Council’s scaleup service Two Zero, is currently open for applications but high-growth companies are being urged to apply soon to secure their spot, with only four places still available.
Companies who have already secured their place on the programme include Moorhouse’s Brewery, this year’s Red Rose Award scaleup category winner ELE Advanced Technologies and Chorley- based storage company Brysdales.
The programme is being delivered by Cube Thinking, the Lancashire-based business growth consultancy which delivered Two Zero’s highly successful Scaleup Resurgence programme during the pandemic.
Amin Vepari, business finance and scaleup lead, Lancashire County Council and programme manager, Two Zero said: “The Scaleup Leaders Network is one of our most comprehensive scaleup support programmes since the launch of Two Zero in 2020.
“Companies will receive high-quality guidance giving them the tools to accelerate their growth from when they sign up to the programme until March 2023. The service is fully funded by Lancashire County Council which means there is no cost to the business for this unique support offer.
“I would urge scaleup owners or managers who are interested to apply now for the chance to benefit from Cube’s expert growth advice and work directly with the leaders of some of Lancashire’s most exciting fast-growing firms.”
The Scaleup Leaders Network aims to develop the leadership mindset and scaleup strategies of those on the programme through one-to-one coaching, group masterclasses on key topics and by providing facilitated peer learning to help them build long-lasting networks of likeminded business leaders.
The programme will help participants develop robust strategies for accessing finance and environment, social and governance (ESG). They will also learn to develop and refine their overall scaleup business strategy and will receive a full business health check, with support to improve business performance throughout the programme.
It builds on the success of Two Zero’s Scaleup Resurgence programme. The programme is open to new 20 applicants, who will be joined by 10 companies who took part in the Scaleup Resurgence programme, meaning those who apply will have a chance to be part of a network of 30 high-growth businesses.
Companies who have been confirmed to take part in Scaleup Leaders Network which previously took part in Scaleup Resurgence include EnergyAce, Matrix247 and Blackburn Distributions.
Lancashire businesses wishing to join Scaleup Leaders Network must meet selection criteria and demonstrate scaleup activity already taking place within their businesses. Interested business owners can apply to join the programme by completing the online application form.
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More information about Two Zero, Lancashire County Council’s scaleup support service:
Two Zero is a business support service for scaleup business leaders in Lancashire. Led by Lancashire County Council, its mission is to help Lancashire’s scaleup leaders learn, grow their business 20% and create jobs.
According to the ScaleUp Institute’s ScaleUp Annual Review 2021, scaleups employed 3.2 million people in 2019, generating a total turnover of £1.1 trillion for the UK economy.
For more information about the programme and eligibility criteria, businesses should visit: twozerolancs.com