We are delighted to announce that Alastair Bathgate has become the 29th Member of ScaleUp Group, following the announcement that he is stepping down as Blue Prism CEO on 30th April.

Alastair founded and led Blue Prism from a 2 person startup in 2001 through to a successful 2016 IPO with a market cap that grew from £48m to over £1Bn.

Blue Prism created a brand new enterprise software product category that became know as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with a $multi-billion ecosystem of technical and distribution partnerships and a global reach across130 countries and 70 industry sectors.

Alastair said “I worked with John O’Connell, Founder of ScaleUp Group, when Blue Prism was a Platinum Sponsor of the Enterprise Awards, which John created, and previously in his role as Chairman of ActiveOps. I am a staunch believer in UK Tech and my background means I have great empathy with today’s generation of tech founders and I want to see them succeed. I am delighted to now have the opportunity to contribute in an advisory role whenever I can help smooth the sometimes rocky path to ultimate greatness.”

John O’Connell, Executive Chairman of ScaleUp Group responded “Alastair is a very current role model for any aspiring tech entrepreneur in the B2B sector, whose overnight success of 14 years is only slightly less than mine with Staffware! Being brave enough to create and preserve with the whole new category of RPA and then retain its independence, rather than ‘selling out’ takes vision, stamina and intestinal fortitude- plus execution capability of the highest order. I believe our clients will draw the utmost inspiration from his success, believing a UK business can be a leader in its field on the world stage.”

“Alastair exemplifies vividly what ScaleUp Group is all about – encouraging and guiding ambitious, high growth early stage tech businesses with the potential to become Global Champions. I am very proud to welcome him into our membership of illustrious entrepreneurs and executives. I am sure he will also enjoy the freedom of not having the 24 x 7 executive responsibility anymore!”

About ScaleUp Group™ (SUG) – Growing Global Champions™

ScaleUp Group is a team of successful global entrepreneurs, board members and executives with over £4billion in exits formed to ‘Grow Global Champions’ by providing unique expertise, insights and connections to technology companies who have the ambition to #ScaleUp.

ScaleUp Group accelerates growth by helping to secure appropriate funding, using a tried and tested process and providing ongoing support during the growth journey, sourcing talent, board/advisory positions and trade/client introductions via our extensive global ecosystem.

To help the UK Tech ScaleUp Ecosystem during the COVID-19 crisis ScaleUp Group has issued a number of Guides on key topics. More here.

Contact: Paul Excell, paul@scaleupgroup.co, +44 7860 615395 www.scaleupgroup.co

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ScaleUp Group™ Press Release

23rd April 2020

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