Great British Scaleup Programme


From 'Battler' to 'Scaleup'

Great British Scaleups LogoSince 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 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 Programme seeks to assist UK tech SMEs to greatly accelerate growth by helping them prepare for potential external investment.

logoThe programme offers a unique opportunity for fast-growing companies to develop their potential by tapping into the knowledge and experience of TechMarketView’s market research specialists 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.

Cogeco Peer 1 logoThe TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme is also supported by its Technology Partners. The first to be announced is managed cloud and infrastructure services firm Cogeco Peer 1. We expect to announce complementary Technology Partners in due course. Great British Scaleup Technology Partners will offer candidates support on their scale-up journey.


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.

Evaluation Sessions

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a half-day, closed-door Evaluation Session to discuss their business plans and prospects in confidence with analysts from TechMarketView and advisors from ScaleUp Group. There is no fee required to participate in an Evaluation Session.

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 28-29 June 2017 at which four companies will be selected to participate. Applications for this event are open until Friday 5th May and may be submitted through the web-based Pre-Qualification Form. Successful applicants will be notified by 26 May.

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