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.
To make the step from start-up to scale-up can be difficult. You need consistent and strongly defined ways of working. The Business Growth Hub will help you 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.
We're here to help you find the fresh energy you need to keep moving forward.
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
Theme: Business Strategy Operational Efficiency Start a Business Open New Markets & Export Digital & Technology
Spark2Scale Cohort 5 Launch and April Networking EventAs part of our Spark2Scale programme, we are pleased to announce the date for our upcoming exclusive Networking Event. This event is aimed at bringing together fellow cohorts, as well as an opportunity for those wishing to learn more about the Spark2Scale programme.
Date: 25th April 2018
Location: Northern Lawn Tennis Club, Palatine Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3AY
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The current cohort is closed, dates for our next cohort will be coming soon...thank you.
Business Strategy Day
An opportunity to dissect your business model, plan proactively for the medium to long-term, explore opportunities, and get feedback from peers.
Personal Effectiveness & Present Yourself
- Learn ways to improve your potential both professionally and personally by making positive changes. Find out how to connect with and influence others and possess a greater sense of wellbeing.
- Stand up with confidence in any situation, business or personal.
Action Learning Session
Supercharge Your Sales
You’ve created the product or service now learn how you can maximise your Sales.
Digital Marketing & PR
From initial planning of your digital strategy, right through to understanding online analytics, this day will help you get the most from your marketing campaigns.
Learn about financial planning for growth, then funding options such as crowdfunding, loan finance, investment, and more.