Great British Scaleup Programme


From 'Battler' to 'Scaleup'

Since its launch in 2012, the TechMarketView Little British Battler (LBB) programme has brought over 100 UK tech SMEs to the attention of the wider market. Many LBBs have been able to develop their businesses further, spurred on by the increased market visibility and kudos that participation in the LBB programme has brought them.

We are now thrilled to launch a new programme for those UK tech SMEs ready to take the next growth step – to become Great British Scaleups.

The Great British Scaleup Programme

The TechMarketView Great British Scaleup (GBS) programme seeks to encourage UK tech SMEs to greatly accelerate growth by enabling them to prepare for external investment.

The TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme offers a unique opportunity for fast-growing UK tech SMEs to develop their potential to become Great British Scaleups by tapping into the knowledge and experience of TechMarketView’s market research specialists along with business advisors from ScaleUp Group, an elite team of successful tech entrepreneurs and seasoned executives.

Chaired by respected industry executive, 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.


To qualify for participation in the TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme, you must be a privately held, UK-owned tech SME with at least 20 employees. You should be able to demonstrate revenue growth of at least 20% p.a. with a minimum £3m annualised revenue run rate, and have clear potential to accelerate growth, especially in overseas markets.


Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a half-day, closed-door Pre-Qualification Session (PQS) to discuss their business plans and prospects in confidence with experienced analysts from TechMarketView and respected advisors from ScaleUp Group. There will be no fee required to participate in a PQS.

Selected qualifying companies will be offered mentoring by ScaleUp Group to help prepare themselves for potential external investment.

All companies selected to participate in the Great British Scaleup programme will also enjoy invaluable free coverage in TechMarketView UKHotViews, arguably the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene.


The inaugural Great British Scaleup Pre-Qualification Event will be held in London on 27-28 June 2017 at which four companies will be selected to participate. Applications for this event are open from Monday 3rd April until Friday 28 April. Applications can only be accepted through the web-based Pre-Qualification Form. Successful applicants will be notified by 26 May.

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