Making the most of the Innovate UK Business Growth Scaleup Programme

  Matthew Gawn


We’re proud that, as part of our early work on the Innovate UK Business Growth Scaleup Programme, a benchmarking survey for staff has highlighted the cultural strength already present within the business. Surveys of this type often highlight the gap between what business leaders think is happening in the organisation and how employees really feel. Our survey showed that everyone working at ISB Global has similar feelings and aspirations, a really fantastic way to kick off our work on the Scaleup Programme.

The Innovate UK Business Growth Scaleup Programme

The programme is designed to support highly innovative, ambitious, high-growth oriented companies already on their scaling journey, whose innovations or business models can disrupt an existing market, and who are establishing or already implementing their international markets strategy. High-impact engagement and early-stage outcomes can include access to finance, investment readiness or internationalisation plans.

ISB Global has completed the first quarter of its 12-month programme with the Innovate UK Business Growth Scaleup Programme, covering a range of areas including a review of our mentoring programme, improving onboarding for new starters, reviewing our recruitment processes and conducting the Culture Survey. We’re looking forward to the next stage in this tailored programme, which we know will further improve our efficiency, engage our teams and put the business in a strong position to move forward.

“It’s very rewarding to see that the Culture Survey has returned such great results,” says our MD Chris Williams. “We are delighted to have been accepted onto the Innovate UK Business Growth Scaleup Programme and we are already seeing significant benefits from working with our Scaleup Director. With their support, we will build on these results to make sure we have a strong, agile and engaged business as we grow.”

“I’m delighted to be working with such a committed and forward-thinking business,” says the Scaleup Director working with ISB Global. “I have run more than 100 of these Culture Surveys and this is one of the best results I’ve ever seen. It’s a great start for the company and a really solid foundation for them to build on. I’m looking forward to working with the whole team for the rest of the programme’s life-span.”

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