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Scale to Thrive

A dynamic programme supporting Lancashire businesses with scaleup aspirations.

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Who is it for?

There are less than 900 scaleup business in Lancashire. It's a unique community of businesses that need a bespoke service. This programme is exclusive to a limited number of businesses by application only, and is delivered in groups of 10-15 scaleup businesses.

It is available to ambitious leaders who want to scaleup and push ahead on innovation, investment, and internationalisation.

Support is available for businesses with a minimum turnover of £1m and/or 10 full time staff, that have been expanding over the past three years (or already growing 20%) with a pipeline of 20% growth over next three years.

It is also available to startup businesses showing rapid growth in the first year with future projections to scale.

You can find more information here

How will you benefit?

  • Supercharge your business growth possibilities and exploit opportunities
  • Overcome barriers preventing your business from reaching its full potential
  • Amplify productivity and watch profitability grow
  • Elevate team morale and bolster retention
  • Expand your professional network and make powerful connections

What support will you receive?

  • Assigned a dedicated Scaleup Growth Adviser who will work with you to understand your business challenges and opportunities
  • An in-depth assessment meeting and onboarding session to undertake a bespoke diagnosis to identify future focus
  • Creation of a bespoke Scaleup Strategy and Action plan, with a tailored package of support based on your needs
  • One-to-one personalised support (in-person and virtual), coaching sessions, workshops, masterclasses and peer-to-peer networking
  • Regular reviews with your adviser, assessing progress and identifying any emerging needs
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Who delivers the service?

Scale To Thrive is delivered on behalf of Boost by The Growth Company, a team of highly experienced business advisers.

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Scale to Thrive team

The advisers on the Scale to Thrive programme have decades of experience helping fast-growing businesses in a wide range of areas including leadership, growth strategies, developing teams and communication.

You can find out more about the Scale to Thrive team here.

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Where is it available?

This service is available to businesses within the following partner local authority areas: Blackburn with Darwen Borough 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.

How to access the service

Entry to this service is through a selective application process.

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

For more information, call the helpdesk on 0800 488 0057, or use the Contact Helpdesk page.

Helping Lancashire businesses thrive

Boost has helped in a massive way to give focus and more confidence. The support has been invaluable in pointing the business on the right track for sustained growth.

Alan Lingwood
Lingwood Security
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Scale to Thrive's first cohort

Our first Scale to Thrive cohort began in March with a unique launch event at Strawberry Fields Digital Hub, Chorley.

The event gave participants the chance to meet each other and gain insights from the Boost team. It included dicussions led by Richard Jeffery, national director of Scale to Thrive delivery partner GC Business and Mark Gibbons, Boost Access to Finance lead adviser, who shared advice on how businesses can tap into finance opportunities, from debt and equity to angel investment.

Antony Chesworth, founder of Preston-based ecommerce platform EKM, shared his insights on his own scaleup journey and attendees also heard from Scale to Thrive advisers Jonny Slater and Joe Twigg.

Not sure which service you require?

Contact helpdesk today for advice.

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Funded by local govmt
Levelling Up
Department for Trade and Business
Northern Powerhouse
Lancashire County Council
In partnership with
Blackburn with Darwen
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Preston City Council
South Ribble
West Lancashire

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