scale-ups and High-Growth SMEs

As the UK emerges from the Coronavirus pandemic and looks to Build Back Better, businesses with the potential and ambition to scale are set to get a lot of attention.

Dorset Gateway's ScaleUp programme is here to help. 

Build Back Better is the government's plan to support economic growth through significant investment in infrastructure, skills and innovation.

High growth small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are set to be an important focus for that effort. A vital part of any economy, they have the power to drive the UK’s post-pandemic recovery, increase productivity, skills and employment. They make up less than 1% of UK companies, yet in 2016 they accounted for 3% of total UK jobs, creating an average of 3,000 new roles every week.

In the early part of 2021 we partnered with financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson, to bring together a group of Dorset based businesses that have been successful at scaling. We asked them to share their insight, advice and experience into the major challenges and issues they faced in scaling - and how they overcame them.

Dorset Gateway is here to help connect Dorset businesses with the right support and services based on your specific business needs.

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