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Spark2Scale

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.


Why take part in our Spark2Scale programme?

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

Who's the Spark2Scale programme for?

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:

  • 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 applyPriority will be given to companies who can demonstrate the greatest potential for growth.

About the Spark2Scale programme

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

Registrations are now open for cohort six of Spark2Scale. The first workshop will be taking place on 11 April.

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