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Did you know?

An increase of just one percent in the country-wide scaleup population could drive an additional 238,000 jobs and add £38 billion to the economy within three years.*

*Source: ScaleUp Institute


Who's the programme for?

Spark2Scale is a workshop and support programme for aspiring scale-up businesses across Greater Manchester.

Take your spark-up business to the next level with tailored scale-up support and peer-to-peer collaboration. We can help you:

  • Find the right talent and skills
  • Develop leadership capabilities
  • Expand your client base both nationally and internationally
  • Access the right finance
  • Build your infrastructure

The programme is open to Greater Manchester B2B businesses that have been trading for less than three years, and have already demonstrated 20% year-on-year growth or able to demonstrate realistic projections to do so.

*Certain eligibility criteria apply. Priority will be given to companies who can demonstrate the greatest potential for Growth.


About the programme

"Go for it! The strategy workshop has opened my eyes to gaps in my business model"

 "The peer learning is invaluable, I'm learning a lot and making great contacts"

Cohort 1: fully booked

Venue: Rise Manchester

Cohort 1 dates:

  • 4 April 2017 (full day)
  • 19 April 17 (half days – am)
  • 9 May 17 (half days – am)
  • 13 June 17 (half days – am)


Cohort 2: taking bookings

Join us for the second cohort on the Spark2Scale programme. Experience a full day workshop developing the right strategy to help your business move forward and succeed. You’ll then receive one-to-one support to personally achieve a comprehensive strategic plan. Finally, there are three inspirational peer-to-peer half day workshops which will be led by industry specialists in Finance, Digital Marketing & Growth Hacking.

There are additional one-to-one support and workshops available where required. The programme will culminate in a celebration of success evening.

Venue: Chambers Business Centre, Oldham

Dates & Times:

  • 5 June: Business Strategy Workshop 09.30-16.00
  • 19 June: Peer Learning (Finance) 09.30-12.00
  • 3 July: Peer Learning (Digital Marketing) 09.30-12.00
  • 17 July: Peer Learning (Growth Hacking) 09.30-12.00
  • 25 September: Celebration event and round-up 09.30-16.00

Candidates must commit to all dates to be considered for the programme and be prepared to work on their research/analysis prior to the programme starting; plus work on their strategy and planning during the programme. 

Registration form


Spark2Scale Registration

Spark2Scale Programme: Cohort 2 (Cohort 2 will start in May, dates TBC)
Please fully complete the following
Current financial details
Realistic Growth aspirations