Spark2Scale is a dynamic cohort-led support programme, created by the GC 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 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:
- Map your unique strategic journey
- Develop cutting-edge marketing skills
- Learn the art of the sell
- Find motivation to power your growth
- Master your finances
- Get support from fellow entrepreneurs
- Grow your business with confidence
*Certain eligibility criteria apply. Priority will be given to companies who can demonstrate the greatest potential for growth.
The 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
Cohort seven of Spark2Scale
is coming in Autumn 2019:
Strategy Day – October 1st*
Getting Things Done: Time Management – October 10th (half-day)*
Branding & Marketing (Day One) - November 5th*
Branding & Marketing (Day Two) - November 7th*
Hands on Sales – November 21st*
All Things Finance – December 5th
Speed Dating With Experts – December 10th (half-day)
Present Yourself With Confidence and Pitch To The World - January 16th*
Strategy Implementation (AM) - January 23rd
Action Learning (PM) - January 23rd
*attendance at selected dates is mandatory.