Scaling your business is possibly harder than starting it. For a start-up, there is a well trodden path that you can take, with incubators, coaching programmes and plenty of support. But when it comes to scaling up, matters are not so easy as you are often thought to be able to stand independently and business diversity tends to kick in.
Engine Shed has come to the rescue in launching the Scale Up Generator for growing businesses across the South West economic region. The Generator is web resource that includes the Scale Up Yearbook, scale up support maps, case studies, and insights into the challenges faced by growing companies in the West of England.
The resource has been created in partnership with West of England Growth Hub, and aims to invigorate the local investment ecosystem, inspire founders and aspiring scale ups, and build the profile of the West of England as a home for successful scale up companies. As Scale Up Enabler, now Associate Director, Briony Philips has been instrumental in delivering the Scale Up Generator.
It’s an inspiration to see how far Engine Shed has come in the year and a half we’ve been working with them, in driving inclusive economic growth, paving the way for diversity in our future business leaders and being a truly global leader in city region enterprise. The knowledge that Briony and the wider Engine Shed team have gathered in the past 12 months will be used to reach an even wider network of people and individuals who could benefit from opportunities at Engine Shed, and support growing companies in one of the UK’s leading ‘start-up hubs.’
We love working with companies as they scale up, and it’s great to see facilitators like Engine Shed offering invaluable support at the varying stages of business growth. At their fourth birthday celebration in January, Engine Shed announced some big plans for the future. Find out more about what’s in store here.