Via our bespoke one-to-one support to help you overcome the barriers
Scaling a business is a highly rewarding experience, yet many describe their journey as lonely. Together as Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, we provide you with that all important peer-to-peer support.
"One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide" - Brene Brown
All scaling businesses face common challenges that hinder their speed of growth. Whether it be cashflow, skills shortage, a suitable business model, leadership, infrastructure and / or new customers and markets, we are here to help identify these hurdles, uncover the root cause, clear the way for change and open doors to new opportunities.
We are catalysts for rapid business growth.
Your people are your greatest asset and at Scale Up North East we work alongside you to engage, empower, and align your teams to your vision, mission, and values. Leadership can be one of the most challenging aspects of growing a business and we are dedicated to ensuring the Leaders of Scaling businesses are living the lifestyle and reaching the ambitions they set out to achieve.
Preparation is everything when scaling a business. To avoid costly errors, missed opportunities and disappointed customers, we ensure you are fully equipped for all eventualities and have the agility, resilience, and determination to act fast.
Knowing your numbers inside out, for many is a daunting prospect. It does not need to be. Accessing financial support whether it be a loan, funding, investment are all vehicles for growth, yet to embark upon such activities takes time, insight, and connections. We remove the fear of finance, limit the time constraints, open doors to investors, prepare you for funding and ensure your business is standing on rocks, not a pack of playing cards.
Reaching, engaging and converting new customers is a regular concern for scaling businesses. If looking to grow nationally or internationally it is having the insight into your target audience, understanding how to reach them, in what way, where and in what format. Skilled in both national and international growth, we prepare you internally (scalable business model) and externally (market penetration) for achieving your goals.
Identifying skills shortages, recognising the opportunities for upskilling individuals and succession planning are all important requirements when looking to scale. Your people are your power and your platform for accelerated growth, it is therefore our priority to ensure your teams are fit for purpose, engaged, and inspired to deliver outstanding results.
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Craig Huntingdon is a highly experienced entrepreneur capable of generating exponential growth from traditional and more disruptive business models.
Having led a £1.1m management buy out, aged 24, to acquire his first business before scaling and exiting, he then joined Aldi as Trading Director, a position he held for 10 years as the business in the UK rapidly scaled beyond £2bn
He then self-funded the launch of a dental group which he later raised private equity to roll out in the UK and Dubai and has since developed an advisory and investment portfolio in the hospitality, consumer, healthcare and recruitment sectors working with Boards to build value and drive growth.
Craig’s strategic approach blends creativity, commercial acumen and pragmatism in order to achieve growth from a solid base. By building high performing teams together with his ability to make sense of data to generate business intelligence, he provides clients with the reassurance and resilience to drive forward, knowing they have someone truly invested in their success.
Clients say that Craig has a transformational impact on their business, building confidence with supporting insights and changing mindsets to be more ambitious and action-orientated.
The support that was offered has been fantastic, and having Tony as a mentor and having someone who has been there and done it was crucial for me.
PHILL GROOM - PADDLEPOD