The Scale-Up Report written by Sherry Coutu (http://scaleupreport.org) identified by closing the ‘Scale-Up Gap’ the UK economy could benefit by 150,000 additional jobs and £225bn in Gross Value Add by 2034.

To address how to close the Scale-Up gap, ScaleUp Group is hosting an event on the 27th September to provide real-world ScaleUp advice from experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully grown technology businesses on the global stage.

The Growing Global Champions event panel includes:

  • John O’Connell (Chairman, ScaleUp Group, serial investor/entrepreneur who founded/floated Staffware plc sold for $250million);
  • Mike Tobin (former CEO of Telecity on Growing Telecity from a market cap of £6 million to £1.5 billion);
  • Irene Graham (CEO of The Scale-Up Institute which private sector, not-for-profit company focused on making the UK the best place in the world to scale up a business and a ScaleUp Group partner)
  • Richard Jeffery (CEO of ActiveOps – a company scaling up)

    The panel will share their practical knowledge of how to achieve rapid strategic growth covering topic areas such as leadership, funding, global go to market, key talent acquisition and retention,

    John O’Connell, Chairman at ScaleUp Group said “The UK has the most tech companies in the G20 proportionately and our start up track record is amazing but we seem to be a nation of sprinters not long distance runners. ScaleUp Group has been formed to help counteract this trend of selling out too soon and help grow more Global Champions. Our conference is a step in that direction.”

    This is the first in a series of ScaleUp Group events helping UK technology companies and ecosystem to share knowledge and collaborate on what it takes to successfully scale up.

    Notes to Editors

    ScaleUp Group www.scaleupgroup.co was formed by experienced entrepreneurs to Grow Global Champions by guiding UK technology businesses to scale the chasm (close the Scale-Up gap) between starting-up and successfully (global) scaling-up. ScaleUp Group are Founders, Chairman, CEOs and Directors that have operated in all major regions globally; private and public companies listed on AIM, LSE and Nasdaq. They have personally invested in 85+ companies. Total valuations of exits achieved by the team £4billion+

    Enquiries : Paul Excell, ScaleUp Group + 44 7860 615395 paul@scaleupgroup.co