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"Go for it! The strategy workshop has opened my eyes to gaps in my business model"

 "The peer learning is invaluable, I'm learning a lot and making great contacts"

Did you know?

An increase of just one percent in the country-wide scaleup population could drive an additional 238,000 jobs and add £38bil to the economy within three years.*

*Source: ScaleUp Institute

Who's the programme for?

Spark2Scale is a workshop and support programme for aspiring scale-up businesses across Greater Manchester.

Take your spark-up business to the next level with tailored scale-up support and peer-to-peer collaboration. We can help you:

  • Find the right talent and skills
  • Develop leadership capabilities
  • Expand your client base both nationally and internationally
  • Access the right finance
  • Build your infrastructure

The programme is open to Greater Manchester B2B businesses that have been trading for less than three years, and have already demonstrated 20 per cent year-on-year growth or able to demonstrate realistic projections to do so.

*Certain eligibility criteria apply. Priority will be given to companies who can demonstrate the greatest potential for Growth.


About the programme

Dates for our third cohort on the Spark2Scale programme have been confirmed and will commence in September. 

Experience a full day workshop developing the right strategy to help your business move forward and succeed. You’ll then receive one-to-one support to personally achieve a comprehensive strategic plan. Finally, there are five inspirational peer-to-peer workshops which will be led by industry specialists in Finance, Sales, Digital Marketing & Growth Hacking.

There's additional one-to-one support and workshops available where required. The programme will culminate in a celebration of success evening.

Current Cohort (3): 

The dates for Cohort 3 have now been confirmed! Register your interest below and we'll be in touch. 

Venue: Ziferblat, Manchester

Dates & Times: 

  • 27th September: Spark2Scale Launch Event 
  • 17th October: Business Strategy Workshop 09.30-16.00
  • 8th November: Peer Learning (Growth Hacking) 09.30-12.00 
  • 6th December: Peer Learning (Digital Marketing & Video Content Production) 09.30-16.00
  • 17th January: Peer Learning (Getting to Grips With Hard Sales & Cold Calling) 09.30-16.00 
  • 7th February: Peer Learning (Finance) 09.30-12.00
  • 25th October: Peer Learning (Personal Effectiveness) 09.30-12.00 (Ziferblat Media City) 

Candidates must commit to all dates to be considered for the programme and be prepared to work on their research/analysis prior to the programme starting; plus work on their strategy and planning during the programme.

Registration form


Spark2Scale Registration

Please fully complete the following
Current financial details
Realistic Growth aspirations