The UK does a great job of helping tech start-ups, but needs to do more to help companies scale-up, a new report will claim.
The Scale-Up Report is backed by the government, investors, academics, CEOs and business leaders that play an important role in the growth of the economy.
The document will contain what it calls “easy high impact actions” that Britain can take to boost in the economy in terms of jobs, turnover and economic growth.
The actions were written down after extensive research, workshops, interviewing and private briefings with over 80 individuals in the field and the report references 51 case examples throughout to add to the evidence base.
Its author is Sherry Coutu CBE, who is a co-founder of Silicon Valley Comes 2 The UK (SVC2UK), a not-for-profit volunteer-led invitation-only series of events that aim to bring together early stage investors, successful “serial entrepreneurs, students and alumni with investors.
Coutu is also a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange.
“The responsibility to become ‘a scale-up nation’ – to create an environment (ecosystem) where a greater number of companies reach global scale – rests with all of us who have an interesting in supporting economic growth,” she claims in the report.
“Getting our ecosystem to produce a greater number of scale-ups is more ambitious and challenging than producing a greater number of start-ups or celebrating entrepreneurs,” Coutu adds.
According to The Scale-Up Report, its 12 recommendations have the potential to add £1 trillion to the economy by 2034.
The recommendations are as follows: