From Start-Ups to Scale-Ups

World map with stat = Three quarters of SME owners say that too many people think of SMEs as just a corner shopWe know that there is no such thing as ‘the SME sector’. The UK’s 4.5 million small and medium-sized enterprises are as individual as the entrepreneurs and management teams behind them. Their needs vary greatly with their size, sector, ownership and financial structure and the motivations and demographics of their leaders. In addition to partnering with a range of high-growth start-ups, our work includes:

  • Engaging start-ups and micropreneurs through marketing, public relations, policy papers, national and international roadshows for clients from Yell to UPS.
  • Supporting scale-ups, from redefining fast growth for Google for Work, to producing radical new research for RSA.
  • Championing the mid-market, from examining growth finance for ABN AMRO, to forecasting the future of AIM.

Our expert research and economic studies are highly respected by business leaders, policy markers and media alike, with recent work including developing BIS policy papers on issues including high growth start-ups and female entrepreneurship.

As a growing entrepreneurial business ourselves, we are actively involved in the SME community, mentoring start-ups and winning entrepreneurship awards from Growing Business and Management Today.

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Take a look at our case study for RSA on SME Growing Pains.