Great British Scaleups Programme


From 'Battler' to 'Scaleup'

Great British Scaleups LogoGreat British Scaleups is the next evolution of our hugely successful Little British Battler (LBB) programme, which brought over 100 UK tech SMEs to the attention of the wider market.

As a result of particpating, many LBBs were able to develop their businesses further, spurred on by the increased market visibility and kudos that participation in the LBB programme brought them.


The Great British Scaleup Programme

The TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme (GBS) seeks to assist fast-growing UK tech SMEs grow even faster!

logoThe programme offers a unique opportunity for fast-growing companies to develop their potential by tapping into the knowledge and experience of TechMarketView’s analysts along with experts from our Advisory Sponsor, ScaleUp Group.

ScaleUp Group is an elite team of successful tech entrepreneurs and seasoned executives chaired by respected industry luminary, John O’Connell. ScaleUp Group helps take successful technology start-ups to an even higher level of achievement in terms of capability and international growth. This is achieved through a unique combination of support, advice and finance provided by serial entrepreneurs who have been on similar journeys. ScaleUp Group members have an enviable track record of scaling up British tech companies, resulting in exits worth in aggregate over £4bn.

logoWe are also proud to have techUK, the industry association representing technology buisinesses operating in the UK, as Official Supporter of the Great British Scaleup programme.


To qualify for participation in the TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme, you must be a privately-held, UK-headquartered tech SME.

In our experience, the companies that stand to benefit most from the Great British Scaleup programme are typically generating single-digit millions in revenues and already growing at double-digit rates, but are finding themselves resource-constrained, especially cash. Indeed, ScaleUp Group is particularly experienced in assisting companies find Series A-level funding. But most importantly, you should have clear potential to significantly accelerate growth.

GBS Workshops

Successful applicants will be invited to join us at one of our quarterly GBS events to engage in an intensive 90-minute, closed-door workshop-style session to discuss their business plans and prospects in confidence with TechMarketView analysts and ScaleUp Group advisors. Participants will be assessed using our new ScaleUp Growth Index, a proprietary scorecard developed by ScaleUp Group.

There is absolutely no doubt that you will walk out of a GBS session very much better prepared for the next stage of your scale-up journey.

Other benefits

Participating companies will enjoy invaluable exposure in TechMarketView UKHotViews, along with coverage in selected TechMarketView research.

Don't just take our word for it!

Here's what some Great British Scaleup CEOs say about the programme:

logo"The GBS program was an excellent opportunity for in independent review of our business and growth strategy from a team focused on providing unbiased feedback and input, rather than with a specific investment agenda. It was a valuable and useful session, and the feedback received was helpful input as we continue our hyper-growth strategy. Some of the areas of discussion have already been adopted and baked into our plans for the current and next FY."
Terry Walby, CEO, Thoughtonomy


"It was wonderful for Shield Safety Group to be recognised by TechMarketView as a Great British Scale up.  The assessment process was very rigorous and highlighted strengths and areas of business that require more work, this information was very useful in prioritising our current action plan."
Mark Flanagan, CEO, Shield Safety Group


"Working with the Scaleup team has been enjoyable, straight forward and beneficial.  ScaleUp helped us set our own expectations and structure our proposition. With their experience and markets contacts we are on track to partner with a new investor."
David Cocks, CEO, CloudTrade

logo"The interview process was also valuable in that it allowed us to explore the scaling topics openly and in depth, highlighting the good, bad and ugly in a safe environment. In many cases this exposed known challenges but the external insights into those challenges is of great value."
Mike Taylor, CEO, Innovise


The next series of Great British Scaleup workshop sessions will be held in May 2019. Applicaiton will open in March. For further information please contact or call TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller (020 3002 8463).