01 June 2019

Businesses in the Coast to Capital area that have the potential and ambition to grow, have been taking part in the innovative Coast to Capital Escalator Programme.

The programme supports scale up businesses to achieve their potential through a series of facilitated peer to peer groups, which focuses on a barrier to growth with a solution driven outcome. The scheme is being delivered in partnership with the MDHUB, a business network that supports leaders to develop through groups of like-minded peers where they find the solutions and support they need. The model, which is highly recommended by the ScaleUp Institute has supported over 40 businesses across five cohorts in the area so far with the cost to each business at only £100 per month. Support has been centred on a number of common themes including leadership, sales & marketing and planning for growth which has been facilitated by a number of local experts.



“Scaleup leaders continue to highlight the importance of meeting peers who are growing at pace. Well organised peer-to-peer networks and high-quality mentors are the most prized leadership interventions. This is reinforced again in our 2018 survey where 6 in 10 scaleup leaders place peer networks as the most important guidance to their future growth. The number of peer-to-peer programmes is growing in the UK, with many run locally as standalone offerings or as part of hubs and broader leadership programmes.”ScaleUp Institute


Fiona Shafer, MD at MDHUB said:


“This pilot programme is providing a great platform for us to bespoke the peer discussions to the MD’s needs and to experiment with new business tools  as well”

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