Breakfast, networking and exhibitors






The ScaleUp Institute Report 2018

Irene Graham
The CEO of the ScaleUp Institute will present an annual update on UK data, showcasing progress and impact on the UK and then focussing in on the North East.



The Impact of Scaleups

Panel session chaired by Irene Graham with speakers:


Colin Bell

 From the North East LEP, Colin will discuss scaleups and high growth start-ups in the regional industrial strategy


Joanna Berry

 Joanna is Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship, Durham University Business School and works across the North East LEP geography advising companies to scale and succeed.


Gillian Marshall

 Gillian will discuss the Entrepreneurs Forum and the role of peer networks and the Scaleup Academy.


Geoff Lawrence

Geoff will bring his wealth of leadership and business growth experience across 25 years with small and larges businesses to the panel discussion.



10.15- 10.30am

Digital Transformation for Scaling Companies

Sabby Gill, Managing Director, UK and Ireland, Sage will talk about digital transformation for companies that are scaling.



   Should I Scale, or Should I Grow?


Jason Legget

 Director of Scaleup North East, Jason will discuss the highs and lows of scaling a business and how the Scaleup North East programme can be a valuable partner, offering professional advice, guidance and connections. With panel members including:


Stacey Rogers

 Not Just A Print


Angela Stirling



Ross Tompkins

Therapy Direct


Christian Brock

Hedgehog Labs



  Responding to Events That Trigger High Growth


Dr Roy Stanley will be exploring the nature of the events that trigger rapid growth, the actions taken, and decisions made as a result.



Lunch, networking and exhibitors