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Scale to Thrive

Scale to Thrive is a dynamic programme supporting businesses with scaleup aspirations in Lancashire.

Scale To Thrive

Available exclusively to a limited number of businesses by application only, our Scale to Thrive service will help you gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing your business and sector opportunities, helping you to create detailed Scaleup Growth Strategy and Growth Action Plan with flexible support for your business to meet emerging scaling needs. Your Scaleup Business Adviser will help you develop your business, so that it can achieve its full potential.

Our team includes experienced business advisers who will deliver personalised support alongside access to peer-to-peer engagement through exclusive masterclasses and action learning sessions.


How we can help

  • You will be assigned a dedicated scaleup business growth adviser who will work with you to understand your business challenges and opportunities. Your adviser will guide your business through an in-depth assessment meeting and onboarding session to undertake a bespoke diagnosis with your business or review an existing Boost plan to identify future focus.
  • Your business adviser will assess your business needs and aspirations and help develop a bespoke Scaleup Growth Strategy and Action Plan as well as offering a package of support for your business. The support will help your business to understand and overcome challenges and barriers to scaling in order to sustain your scaleup trajectory.
  • Support will be delivered flexibly to your business, working around your business needs and preferences. Delivery options include one-to-one personalised support and mentoring both in-person and virtually, exclusive one-to-many networking events, workshops, masterclasses, tools and resources.

Your business adviser will act as your dedicated, single point of contact and will hold regular reviews with your business, assessing progress and identifying any emerging needs.

How to access the service

Entry to this service is through a competitive application process.

To apply for this service, please complete our Scale to Thrive application form.

Do I qualify for support?

The Scale to Thrive programme is available to ambitious leadership with the drive to scaleup activities and push ahead on innovation, investment, and internationalisation and who are ready to make the next steps to grow a successful business. Support is available for small, medium-sized or large businesses that:

  • Have a minimum annual turnover of £1m and/or 10 full time equivalent staff.
  • A history of annual expansion over the last three years, or are already scaling 20% year on year.
  • Are forecasting to grow turnover and/or employees 20% year on year for the next three years.
  • Are a start-up business showing rapid growth in the first year with future projections to scale over the next three years.

This service is available to businesses within the following partner local authority areas: Blackburn with Darwen Council, Burnley Council, Chorley Council, Fylde Council, Hyndburn Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, West Lancashire Borough Council and Wyre Council.

If your business is based outside of these local authority areas, please contact our Business Support Helpdesk on 0800 488 0057 and we can advise you on what support is available in your area.

Our Scale to Thrive programme is delivered in partnership the Growth Company.

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  • Dept For Trade And Business logo
  • Northern Powerhouse
  • LCC

In partnership with

  • Blackburn With Darwen logo
  • burnley
  • fylde
  • hyndburn
  • pendle
  • preston city council
  • south ribble
  • wyre