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Scale-up insights in the SW and Creative Sector

2021 will be a critical year for many businesses. Despite the existential challenge created by ongoing COVID restrictions (especially considering reduced governmental support), many small to mid-market businesses are focussing their efforts on growth this year. They know this will be challenging, but they are up for it. At Link Stone Advisory we track market conditions to help clients understand and identify what might just make the difference for their business this year. 

Beauhurst is the most comprehensive database that tracks scale-up businesses in the UK and we’ll be using it to provide insights into those whose growth would suggest a level of immunity to current conditions.   

In this article, we’re focussing on the South West and their high-growth Creative industries.

In total Beauhurst tracks 2,097 fast-growing businesses in the South West that are still trading but have not sold up to larger businesses. Key points are;

venture, growth and established stages. This staging profile suggests that many businesses struggle to progress to the more mature stages, which is a theme we’ll pick up in later posts. 

expected, since a peak in Spring 2020.

Key takeaways include;

How we can help: If you want to understand your scale-up options, get in touch for a free consultation. We provide advisory and corporate finance services to support clients achieve revenue growth, profit growth, investment and fully assess their strategic options and implementation.

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