Scale-up businesses disproportionately contribute to the growth of the economy through innovation, productivity, investment and job creation. This initiative is the first in the country to focus on providing bespoke support for businesses with a high potential for growth and will included a focused session each month on a specific barrier to growth. As part of the scheme, senior business leaders will engage with, and support, ambitious owners in the Coast to Capital area.
The programme will be developed and managed by Coast to Capital but delivered by a specialist external party, decided through competitive tender and forms a key part of the implementation of the Coast to Capital Strategic Economic Plan “Gatwick 360”.
Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital, said: “We are delighted to have launched the Escalator Programme which will provide crucial business support to leaders and ensure that our area continues to boast some of the most prominent organisations in the country, we look forward to working with exciting and innovative scale-up businesses in the near future.”