Scale Programme

Optimise for fast growth and build value

Is the Scale Group for you?

Your business fundamentally works. It's established, but now it's time to scale and build value. Perhaps you have an exit strategy and want to achieve the highest value for your business. Maybe you want to scale while the window of opportunity is still open, leave a worthwhile legacy, or maybe you just want to put a big dent in the universe.

Whatever your motivation, how will you become the leader you need to be for the next chapter of your adventure? How will you gain the skills and knowledge to attract and keep the best people, create differentiation, define and execute a strategy and have the cash buffer you need to weather the inevitable storms you will face on your journey? How will you do all that and survive, with your sanity and relationships intact? 

Are you looking for a community of like-minded people to learn with? Would you like to build a valuable network of peers? Are you ready to both receive and give brutally honest feedback? If so, this group could be for you. There are no hard and fast rules, but business leaders in this cohort typically employ 26+ people and turnover £2M+. The businesses are established (typically 3 years+) and these leaders are ambitious. A Scale Board is where leaders learn, grow and support each other to achieve extraordinary things.  

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Leadership & Culture

Build something truly different and special :

  • Develop a truly compelling vision 
  • Attract and retain the best people
  • Create a culture for growth
  • Relentlessly raise standards
  • Lead and empower others
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Infrastructure & Systems
You need a new operating system. It is time to: 

  • Simplify strategy and focus
  • Get alignment 
  • Become fanatical about the process
  • Identify and remove the non-essential
  • Systemise and  automate 
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Marketing & Sales

Getting marketing right means:

  • Identifying your ideal clients 
  • Understanding clients' pain better than they do
  • Positioning and differentiating clearly 
  • Delivering on a truly compelling proposition
  • Creating raving fans 

Welcome to the Advanced Academy for Creative Sector CEOs

When it's time to take your digital/creative, software, or technology solutions business to the next level, welcome to the perfect launchpad.

Embark on a hands-on learning journey where theory meets action from day one. You'll be in the company of like-minded entrepreneurs, all equally passionate and driven to propel their businesses to new heights.

This is not about competition; it's about collaboration in a secure environment where it's safe to share the highs and the lows. Here, vulnerability is a strength, allowing us to tackle challenges and celebrate victories together, understanding the unique pressures we all face.

Prepare for a journey that will test you, provoke thought, and demand commitment. This programme is rigorous, yet filled with stimulating discussions, an electrifying atmosphere, and yes, laughter too.

Your business will transform. You'll lay a solid foundation, sharpen your vision, streamline your plans, and implement systems designed for substantial growth.

Your business will become more attractive to customers and talent alike. What's more, you'll be fostering a more motivated and dedicated team.


I want to get going!

About the Scale Group 


The Scale Group exists to assist business leaders in the creative, tech, digital and software space to achieve extraordinary results.

They say starting a business is like jumping off a cliff and building an aeroplane on the way down. Most don't manage it. A few do. Congratulations, you are one of the few. You built your aeroplane in time. It flew and then it gained height.

You survived the start-up phase, and you've grown your business to a point where it can reliably make money. That wasn't easy. You deserve credit for that. Nobody except another entrepreneur knows what that took. The sacrifice, the gut-wrenching worry, the lost sleep, lost weekends and often the loneliness and isolation that went with it. Now you have an established business and the scars to prove it!

As early-stage entrepreneurs, we may have done a bit of everything, as we transitioned to an established business we may even have become free spirits - working incredibly hard but doing whatever we like and enjoying not being accountable to anybody.

Taking it to the Next Level

Now the focus is on growth and building value. Things will change again. As businesses grow beyond the first million and head for 2, 5 or £10M you are entering a new phase. What got you here might not get you to the next level. The people who got you here might not get you to the destination. Your business will become increasingly professional, disciplined, systemised, automated and focused. You need to become a next-level business leader and that might be hard. 

The Scale Group is where we share our experiences of becoming that next-level leader.  It's a place where we bring in experts and discuss those challenges peculiar to businesses that are  going to the next level. These challenges include:

  • Strategy
  • Raising investment for growth
  • Next-level leadership & management
  • Finding and retaining key talent (share options)
  • Maximising profits 
  • Exit strategies
  • Understanding business valuations (and how to maximise business value)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Marketing and Sales

Qualifying Criteria

If you think this sounds like you or that you might benefit from being in a group of like-minded business people like this, please get in touch.  We'll arrange a brief first interview.

Admittance isn't guaranteed for several reasons. The most important is that we run non-competing groups, which means that we have a waiting list running at any time.

Having members from non-competing businesses means that members can talk in confidence about their challenges, problems and issues. We also find that members often do business, collaborate on projects and share intelligence about opportunities and talent. This means that should you apply, and be accepted, it could be several weeks until we can find a place in a group for you. 

We require members to adhere to a strict code of conduct and acknowledge and agree to some (very reasonable) terms and conditions

Would you like to discuss a place on a Scale Programme?


Let's Book a Meeting!