ScaleUp Berkshire Peer Network

Our scale-up programme offers an exclusive peer network for the CEOs/founders of scale-ups. To share ideas, learn what works and build mutually beneficial relationships with other scale-up leaders.

©Photo: Redwood Technology, Fantoo with the programme’s ScaleUp Partner


The first in a series of peer-to-peer networking events for scale-up businesses in Berkshire was held in February 2019. The inaugural networking event was held at the prestigious Henley Business School and was attended by CEOs and founders of dynamic scale-up businesses from across Berkshire, including Fantoo, Universal Networks, ComXo and Redwood Technologies as the key note scale-up business. Peter Fleming from ScaleUp Berkshire explains:

“The objective of these networking events is to provide an exclusive forum for founders of scale-up businesses to share ideas, learn what works and build mutually beneficial relationships with other leaders. This first event was a great way to kick-off the programme and we are looking forward to further building upon this success.”

Among the business leaders who attended the event was Eddie Hing, CEO of Universal Networks:

“It’s always inspiring to hear other business owners’ success stories and Martin’s story was both entertaining and thought provoking. I came away with a page of notes and new ideas to take back into my own business. Without doubt some positive changes will follow.”

Next peer networking meeting

On the 3rd of April 2019 in Reading.

Join this peer networking meeting that brings together other Berkshire based scale-ups and scale-up experts to create a better-connected scale-up ecosystem in the county and help generate further growth.

Hear from a fellow founder about their scale-up journey and discuss challenges and opportunities with other scale-up leaders in a moderated discussion.

Speaker: Udhi Silva is Co-Founder and COO of The Snaffling Pig Co. Winner of Virgins Foodpreneur and voted as one of the fastest food start ups in the UK. The Snaffling Pig Co produce awesome great taste award winning pork crackling, gift jars, beers and even whooping big advent calendars sold in retailers like John Lewis, Selfridges, Tescos, Sainsbuys and over 3000 pubs. The brand has recently launched Gammon Steaks into Sainburys which forms their strategy of being the most innovative and charismatic food and drink brand.

Format for the evening to be confirmed upon registration.


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What is a scale-up?

  • Scale-ups are businesses growing at a rate of 20% p.a. for 3 years.
  • With at least 10 employees, they are adding valuable jobs to the economy.
  • Ambitious and dynamic, they have a strong appetite for continued growth.

Thames Valley Berkshire has over 43,000 businesses but only 200 are considered to be scale-ups.

Scale-Up partners

ScaleUp Berkshire Programme is delivered by Oxford Innovation and funded by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP. This new programme brings together scale-up experts to create a better-connected scale-up ecosystem in Berkshire.

Henley Business school.


If you have any questions about the event, please contact one of our scale-up partners contact us.

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