Spark2Scale is a dynamic cohort-led support programme, created by the Business Growth Hub, which aims to tackle the barriers faced by scale-ups that are keen to grow, but lack the experience or confidence to take their business forward.
Do you look at an obstacle, but see opportunity instead? Our Spark2Scale programme is perfect for aspiring scale-up businesses across Greater Manchester who are ready to grow at pace.
The impact of creating more scale-up businesses could be huge. To put things into perspective, the ScaleUp Institute reports that an increase of just one percent in the country-wide scale-up population could drive an additional 238,000 jobs and add £38bn to the economy within three years!
You will get to meet, network and work with some fantastic businesses. Start-ups to million pound enterprises are all welcome.Mylo Kaye, Dreamr
Spark2Scale has helped us to get new business in quicker and deliver projects faster than ever before.Tom Kerswill, Dune Root
It's open to B2B businesses* that have been trading for less than three years, and have already demonstrated 20 percent year-on-year growth or able to demonstrate realistic projections to do so.
The Business Growth Hub will take your business to the next level with our tailored programme and collaborative peer-to-peer format which includes support to 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
*Certain eligibility criteria apply. Priority will be given to companies who can demonstrate the greatest potential for growth.
The Business Growth Hub's successfully proven programme kicks-off with a comprehensive workshop developing the right strategy to help you identify what’s holding your business back from greater heights.
We’ll follow this with bespoke one-to-one support which will ensure you personally achieve a comprehensive strategic plan.
Finally, industry specialists in finance, sales, digital marketing and growth hacking will lead a series of five inspirational peer-to-peer workshops.
Not only has Spark2Scale given me the ambition to take the company to the next level, but also to be creative with the expansion and with my goals. I’m now on a path to success, revitalised and engaged!Kellie Noon, United in Languages
Candidates must commit to all dates to be considered for the Spark2Scale 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.
- 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
Venue: Ziferblat, Northern Quarter, Manchester
Cohort 3 is now full but we are already taking expressions of interest registrations for our next cohort (dates/venues TBC).
To register your interest please use the form below. Thank you.