Scale-up Leaders' Academy alumni - Steve Rawlingson
Steve Rawlingson founded Samuel Knight International (SKI) in 2014.
After securing seed-stage support, SKI faced serious scaleip 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.
He said, “It looked like we were going to be a ‘could have been special’ business. I had grown it too quickly and was in a bit of a pickle.”
To learn more about sustainable growth, Steven joined the Scale-up Leader's Academy
Starting with an intimate team of four, in 6 years, SKI has grown dramatically into a 70-person team, with an estimated turnover of £17m - firmly moving towards their 5-year plan of achieving £100m turnover. In 2019, SKI secured further investment to finance the next phase of growth, including developing larger headquarters in Newcastle and building SKI’s presence in the US.