Organiser: Humber LEP Growth Hub

Event Type: Seminar


Growing a company is challenging. However, scaling a business or expanding almost without limits can be even more demanding. It calls for a suitably scalable strategy, sufficient funds, the right team and agile processes. There’s also the threat that if you expand to fast too early you can “grow broke”. So how do you overcome these challenges? What is it that the most successful businesses do that makes the winning difference?

The Scale Up Humber Breakfast Summit is intended to be a thought-provoking event to explore and debate with Humber experts and business people and also hear how people in other areas are scaling their businesses. Our Business Breakfast Summit will provide practical solutions to some of the most common challenges ambitious businesses face in scaling their business. Delegates will have the opportunity to listen to the wisdom of experienced practitioners in their field and also network with like-minded ambitious business people.

This Breakfast Summit marks the launch of the Humber Business Growth Hub’s new Scale Up Business Development Programme. Designed to support established businesses that are ripe for scaling up, this exciting new programme will provide tailored support to business owners, leaders and senior managers, that will include masterclasses, peer-to-peer board networks, “WOW” leadership events and 1-2-1 coaching support. Delivered to intimate cohorts of delegates representing no more than 15 businesses, the Scale Up Business Development Programme is recruiting for its first cohort now – enrolment and participation in the Programme is fully-funded and therefore completely FREE! Find out more about this exciting new initiative by joining us at this Business Breakfast Summit.

Why should you attend?

– Practical guide of hints and tips on the Scaling a business

– Opportunity to network with specialist advisors and access assistance specific to your needs

– Broaden your network of contacts to support your ongoing growth requirements

– Learn all about the newly launched Humber Business Growth Hub Scale Up Business Development Programme

08.00am – Registration and breakfast

08.30am – Welcome and introductions by Jon Brunton – Manager, Humber Business Growth Hub

08.40 – Keynote: #GrowingStrategy

Scalable Strategy – How to building and implement a strategy with momentum

– Evaluating strategic options and understanding risk

– Developing strategies to create an uncontested market place

– How to be future focused

– Scaling a business through adjancey strategies

09.00am – Keynote: #GrowingFinance

Finance – How to structure and finance your business for growth

– Understanding Funding Options

– Debt vs Equity

– Boring but essential – financial dashboard

– Be wary – picking the right professional advisors for you

09.20am – Keynote: #GrowingPeople

The right team – How to build a team that fire on all cylinders

– Thinkers, sellers, doers and controllers

– Getting everyone bought into the vision

– Getting the right people doing the right job

– Creating the team rule book – the power of values

09.40am – Keynote: #GrowingLeadership

Leadership with Impact – How to spend more time taking your business forward and less time fire fighting

– Recognising the stages of growth and why you need to change

– Creating the conditions for growth

– Coaching and communicating – get things done quickly and efficiently

– Conformity – bringing KPI and values together to create a disciplined yet entrepreneurial business

10.00am – Panel Discussion: #ScaleMySME

10.30am – Close and Networking

The Scale Up Business Development Programme is a specialist strand of the Humber Business Growth Hub’s Business Growth Scheme, which is in turn part of the #GrowMySME Programme. #GrowMySME is a business support package aimed at growing Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Humber Region. Funded by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme, #GrowMySME contains the following schemes which SMEs registered to The Programme can access:

– Business Growth Scheme

– Finance for Growth Scheme

– ICT for Growth Scheme


There are 1 upcoming dates for this event.

  • Start: 25th October 2019 8:00 am

  • End: 25th October 2019 10:30 am

  • Venue: The Ropewalk

  • Cost: £0.00

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