The mammoth ScaleUp 2016 expo is set to bring together Britain’s top entrepreneurs to help younger, ambitious businesses, get to the next level.
Hundreds of founders are expected to attend the event on November 3, organised by small business support group Enterprise Nation and in collaboration with Sherry Coutu’s ScaleUp Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales (ICAEW).
ScaleUp 2016 will hear from entrepreneurs like Tim Robinson, from delivery solution Doddle, Jimmy Cregan, the force behind Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and Irene Graham from ScaleUp Institute's board on the vision of the eco-system Britain needs to develop in order to achieve and retain higher level firms.
There will also be a chance to hear from Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones, MBE, the Government’s SME Crown Representative.
Emma Jones said: "While start-up rates remain high, scale-up rates in Britain are still lagging behind those of other countries. This is not down to a lack of ambition, this is about opening up access to the skills and advice businesses desperately need to clear the common hurdles on the journey towards growth.
"Understanding what the issues are and that there is a solution is a critical step in helping businesses to expand profitability, and in turn creating employment and economic growth in Britain."
Mark Hart, professor of small business & entrepreneurship at Aston Business School, and deputy director of the national Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), said: "We are delighted to host the Scale Up 2016 at Aston University.
"Local economies thrive when ambitious, innovative and competitive companies are given the right environment to succeed. By putting specific support and education in place to enhance leadership and entrepreneurial skills, we can create that environment, and increase the number of high-growth firms which we know from our research at the ERC have a major impact on growth and jobs across the country."
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