With scale-up progression now at the forefront of the Government’s strategy for business, all eyes have turned to the leading role Britain’s vibrant community of 5.5 million SMEs can play in leading economic growth once the UK leaves the EU. And the globally renowned newspaper The Times is no exception – just last week our Co-Founder Luke Davis spoke to the paper to highlight just how buoyant SME investment has been since last year’s EU referendum.
Luke’s feature in the Times comes off the back of a series of developments that have signalled the arrival of the year of the scale up – from the emergence of lead investors on crowdfunding platforms to the announcement of the Patient Capital Review and a number of SME finance initiatives announced in the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy green paper.
If SMEs are to play a pivotal role in the future growth of the UK economy, entrepreneurs themselves will need to be able to access sufficient growth capital. That’s why we launched our £100 million Race to Scale funding drive last year and why we will continue our work to connect Britain’s most promising early-stage companies with our crowd of investors through a calendar of live pitch events.
This rising interest will come to fruition at our next Race to Scale live pitch event: Make Your Business Rock! held Thursday 30 March, where we will be putting the UK’s most promising enterprise talent in front of an audience of the nation’s most active SME investors. Rest assured, this isn’t one you’ll want to miss.
Be sure to get your ticket to our upcoming Make Your Business Rock! event and be a part of the Race to Scale investment story in 2017!