03 Jul 2024

Webinar recap - The Scale of the Opportunity

techUK hosted experts from across the scale-up ecosystem to discuss the growth potential and contribution of scale-up firms to the UK economy and society.

This webinar was held before the UK General Election and follows recent policy announcements from the main political parties on supporting scale-ups.

The Scale-Up Institute’s latest Annual Review showed that scaling companies, though only 0.5% of the business population, contribute 58% of UK SME output, amounting to £1.3 trillion. But firms beginning to scale face barriers like access to finance, talent, and infrastructure.

techUK urges the government to enhance efforts to make the UK a prime location for tech firms to scale and thrive.

Our speakers included:

  • Irene Graham, CEO, The Scale-Up Institute
  • Jamie Hodsdon, Global Regulatory & Public Affairs Lead, Oxa
  • Sonya Iovieno, Head of Venture and Growth, HSBC Innovation Banking
  • Amanda Allan, Director, Barclays Eagle Labs

Rewatch the full webinar here:


Mia Haffety

Mia Haffety

Policy Manager - Digital Economy, techUK

Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Associate Director, Policy, techUK

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