For Michael Beaton, founder and CEO at Newcastle-based Corterum, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Scale Up Leaders’ Academy gave him the ability to take a step back from the day-to-day running of the business and focus more on strategy.
Re:heat’s director, Ben Tansey, attended the Scale-up Leaders’ Academy as part of the ‘Lockdown Cohort’, starting with face-to-face sessions and completing the programme via Zoom.
The six-month Academy, which is run by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, had a significant impact on Ben and re:heat, doubling the firm’s turnover in the past two years and seeing employee numbers increase from 12 to 26.
Steve Rawlingson founded Samuel Knight International (SKI) in 2014.
After securing seed-stage support, SKI faced serious scal-up challenges in its third year when it saw exponential growth. Revenues increased 400% to hit £10m but back at the offiice, support functions needed to be strengthened.
To learn more about sustainable growth Steven joined the Scale-up Leaders' Academy.
Gill runs Gateshead-based r//evolution and took part in the very first Scale-up Leaders' Academy.
Raman runs Newcastle-based ramarketing and prior to leaving the UK to open the company's first international base in Boston, USA, Raman took part in the first Scale-up Leaders' Academy cohort.
Joanna runs Newcastle-based Trend Bible and took part in the first cohort of the Scale-up Leaders' Academy.
Dominic was part of Middlesbrough-based Animmersion and took part in the first Scale-up Leaders' Academy cohort.
Louis Freeman, head of operations and business development at The Fun Shack Group, attended the Scale-up Leaders' Academy in 2019 and the course gave him a comprehensive understanding of the areas within the business that needed to be focused on.
For Richard Lane, Co-founder and CCO of Durham Lane, attending the Scale-up Leader’s Academy was a no brainer when considering the time it took from his diary versus the skillset he got from it.