An exclusive programme for ambitious Berkshire businesses with >£1m turnover.
Is your business already achieving 20% year-on-year growth but you want more and faster?
This new programme brings together scale-up experts to create a better-connected scale-up ecosystem in Berkshire.
It is delivered by Oxford Innovation and funded by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP. Please get in touch if you have specialist scale-up services and want to get involved.
Our team offers support and account manages the Berkshire ScaleUp Programme by connecting businesses in the region to publicly and privately-funded services designed for scale-ups. We are also working with private and public delivery partners and solution providers to provide market visibility of the scale-up services in Berkshire.
Scale up Partner
Peter is an experienced and highly skilled business leader, who thrives on helping individuals, teams and businesses to achieve their goals.
Peter’s experience is in retail, manufacturing and professional services working with proprietor run businesses, listed businesses and businesses which are VC/PE backed.
He has seen businesses through their entire life cycle from start up to sale and has worked with distressed businesses to turn them around.
He has first-hand experience of building and successfully exiting his own business and taking a business through both an IPO and an MBO.
His areas of expertise are business strategy, marketing, finance, leadership development, business and product development and corporate governance.
Julian is a well-rounded, tech savvy senior Director and Board member with more than 25 years’ experience in business.
Working largely within the media, technology, software, education and publishing sectors, Julian has extensive management experience, running smaller, start-up and scale-up businesses as well as working in senior management roles in blue chip, public and private sector organisations that include WH Smith, Warner Music, News Corporation, Channel 4 Television, Discovery Education and Cambridge University Press.
Julian’s strong management skills and ability to lead teams to get them working together, help his clients to benefit from successful project outcomes. Whilst at Channel 4, Julian was responsible for the implementation of Channel 4’s educational public service remit, so has real experience at the coalface of delivering against Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives as well.
From a more commercial perspective, he has also enjoyed great success having formulated and delivered innovative strategies to break into complex sectors and markets around the world, recruited and managed multi-disciplined teams, formed strategic partnerships and joint ventures, raised investment funding for businesses, and overseen two acquisitions, in the process holding together teams of people during challenging periods of disruption and change, and helping to fashion the strategic visions for the new owners. Julian also has a deep understanding of the value and vital importance of technology in today’s business world.
Versatile and practical, Julian is able to be entrepreneurial and considered, strategic and operational in equal measure, and looks forward to the opportunity to bring his extensive experience and expertise to help to accelerate the growth of scale-up businesses in Berkshire.
Wednesday 21st November 201810:00 - 13:00
Thursday 22nd November 201810:30 - 15.00
Thursday 29th November 201809:15 - 13:00
Thursday 17th January 201908:45 - 13:00
You’ll need to meet demanding criteria. Thames Valley Berkshire has over 43,000 businesses but only 200 are considered to be ScaleUps. If your turnover is >£1m pa and you have ambitious plans to grow further, contact us to find out if you are eligible.
If your business does not fit into the above criteria, the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub is providing help with both start-ups and established companies, providing free support and advice.
businesses in Thames Valley Berkshire, but only
are considered to be ScaleUps.
Improve your business by joining the programme and your business will be connected with our services and ScaleUp Partners.
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