High-growth firms, or “scale-ups” are officially defined by the OECD as businesses with at least 10 employees and an average annual growth in employment or revenue exceeding 20% over three consecutive years.

Challenges scale-ups face in 2022

  • Currency fluctuations
  • Post-pandemic work & culture
  • Brexit
  • Inflation
  • Dwindling investor interest
  • Intense competition

Our recommendations for UK scale-ups

  • Consider alternative international markets
  • Capitalise on UK business reputation
  • Think digital – infrastructure & functionality
  • Be transparent with investors
  • Wear your ethics on your sleeve
  • Advance your digital marketing strategy

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