Oxford Brookes Business School

  • Scale Up

    Enabling business leaders to manage growth challenges

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  • To help meet the challenges of growing high-potential organisations, Oxford Brookes Business School has created a Scale Up pioneer project to enhance and develop the leadership and management capacity of local organisations.

    Whilst other sources of support currently exist to address growth aspects such as access to finance and improving business operations, a key aspect to unlocking future potential is ensuring that limited management and leadership time to engage with a growing workforce is optimised for maximum impact.


    Building Leadership Capability

    "Scale Up business leaders most value locally rooted resources and services to foster their growth. They are looking for local solutions that are easy to navigate and tailored to their specific needs. These include peer-to-peer networks where they can discuss solutions to common challenges with counterparts, stronger access to schools, universities and collaboration partners in the public and private sectors."

    Annual Scale Up Review 2018, Scale Up Institute


    What is a Scale Up Pioneer?

    For this project, a Scale-Up Pioneer is a senior leader in an organisation that should:

    • Employ between 10 and 30 people and have growth potential ambitions
    • Be able to demonstrate growth potential within their current business model


    The 2019 Pioneers are currently being selected, and details will be announced soon.