The Smith & Williamson Scale-Up Business of the Year
As a corporate founder of the newly formed Scale-Up Institute, Smith & Williamson is delighted to sponsor the inaugural ‘Scale-Up Business of the Year’ category. The criteria to enter are detailed below.
Recognising a market leading increase in sales, headcount, profitability, market share or geographical expansion over the last 3 years, this Award will go to the business demonstrating the highest levels of growth and a robust plan for sustainable financial performance.
Open to any UK-based scale-up with a current turnover of not less than £5m per annum, judges will look for the business that can best demonstrate:
• Market leading growth • Strong financial performance • Outstanding leadership and management • Innovation in products, services or processes • Exceptional customer service • High levels of staff engagement • An ethical approach to business
The UK now produces more start-up businesses per capita than the US. Despite this success in creating new businesses, not enough of these start-ups are scaling-up into large companies, and Britain still has a lower proportion of large companies than the US and other nations.
In this series we speak to experts on their experiences and advice for those looking to achieve sustained growth.
OVO ENERGY - THE SMITH & WILLIAMSON SCALE-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - 2016 winner
THE JUDGES SAID“
OVO Energy is an outstanding example of a high growth business that has broken into an established market and used innovation to acquire hundreds of thousands of customers and significant revenues. Headquartered in Bristol, the company is creating jobs and wealth, with strong staff and customer engagement. It demonstrates all the attributes of a sustainable and purposeful disruptor.”
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