ScaleUp Group organised an excellent evening of insights from experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled up global businesses. 

The prestigious #GrowingGlobalChampions event panel on the 27th Sept included: 

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)

Some of the insights shared were :- 

“… How do you scale you business? …. Have an amazing vision & ability to inspire” 


 “… You either succeed or learn – remove the fear of failure in your team” 


 “… make sure your cash position allows you to be fearless”  


 “be a hungry #entrepreneur not a starving #entrepreneur” 


 “..always go the extra mile because there’s less traffic there” 


 “we aim to make the UK the best place to #scaleup and grow a business”  


 “…we are the creators of tomorrow”  

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.

*The Scale-Up Report written by Sherry Coutu  ( 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. 

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