MORE THAN half of new businesses on the ScaleUp Berkshire programme have reported higher turnovers in the last two years, according to Thames Valley Berkshire (TVB).
A report from the TVB’s Business Growth Hub revealed 58% of firms using the initiative have seen more than 20% growth.
It was revealed 43% of businesses grew their staff numbers by at least 20%, too.
Matt Durant, managing director of BAM Construction Training in Wokingham, is one of the firms to praise the programme since signing up.
He said the scheme has helped his company improve its training, invest in new machinery, and expand its team.
“The support and guidance they’ve given us, especially through the pandemic, has been vital to the development of our business,” he said.
ScaleUp Berkshire was created in 2018 to help small businesses in the Thames Valley grow their operations with ease.
Peter Fleming, manager of the Berkshire Growth Hub, said: “With Berkshire having the second highest number of scaling businesses per 100k of population in the UK after London, it is vital that local scaleups have fast and easy access to the specialist support they need to succeed.
“Since its launch in 2018, our ScaleUp Berkshire programme has provided account management support to over 100 scale-ups and received an excellent 94% client satisfaction rating.
“We’ve helped business leaders overcome challenges and realise their growth plans by connecting them to the best private and public sector support available locally, nationally and internationally.”
To find out more, visit: www.berkshirebusinesshub.co.uk