UpScaler & Digital UpScaler Awareness Session

Host: UpScaler Projects

Location: Online - Webinar

Date: Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Cost: FREE

This webinar is hosted by D2N2 UpScaler in partnership with Nottingham Business School, D2N2 Growth Hub and East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

If your company is growing at a pace that is hard to manage, we have two unique projects providing specific, tailored and intense high-growth business support.

The D2N2 UpScaler project delivered in partnership with Nottingham Business School is open to a limited number of high-growth enterprises that are growing rapidly or planning to do so. Businesses that are scaling up; have the potential to scale-up; or are ambitious to grow will be considered for the programme. Likewise, the Digital UpScaler project is designed for high growth businesses that want to scale through the adoption of new technologies.

Benefits of joining both projects include access to a customised range of proven business support workshops, peer-to-peer events and a management development programme, enhanced by a grant scheme to subsidise the cost of additional support. The Digital UpScaler project also includes a dedicated technology forum.


Who Should Attend?

Senior managers from businesses and SMES based in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire that are growing and have the potential to scale.

Private sector and public sector service providers who would like more information and can signpost other businesses onto the Upscaler projects.


There are three eligible categories of high growth business:

Scale-up businesses - businesses with between 10 and 249 people, turnover between £1m- £45m and annual growth of 20%+ for the last three years.

Potential scale-up businesses - businesses with between 10 and 249 people, a turnover of £1m- £45m and that have achieved annual growth of 10%+ for the last three years or 20% + for the last two years.

Ambitious businesses – SMEs that do not fit the criteria above but can achieve some or all of the scale-up characteristics outlined below.


  • 10.00am - 11.00am - Webinar presentation

  • 11.00am - 11.30am - Q&A

Speaker Information

Paul is employed by the East Midlands Chamber as a business adviser working on the D2N2 UpScaler Project. He is passionate about supporting both existing and ambitious Scale Up businesses to develop and implement their strategies for growth. With over 23 years of technical and sales experience gained within the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, Paul has worked for the last 12 years supporting a diverse range of local SME's.

He has previously worked advising businesses under various ERDF funded contracts including Business Link, NBV Start-Up and Regional Growth Fund programmes and D2N2 Growth Hub.



Jason has a long, successful career in people-centric business transformation, change culture, technology integration, digital adoption and business development that has resulted in high value, high efficiency project delivery, relying on his management and consultancy expertise, particularly in the field of digital technology. He has a hands-on approach to collaboration with teams and customers and he drives, champions and delivers valuable and effective Digital Workspace Strategies.

A former Butlins Redcoat, Jason cycles and hikes, is a fully qualified bathroom installer and builds websites for fun!


Book Your Place

This webinar will be delivered via Go To webinars. To register for a place complete the booking form

Any questions please speak to Rubina Blackwell - 07387 141 583

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