• Raising £1M and more: equity or debt?

    On Wednesday 17th January, I asked this question and many more at our most recent Scale-up Briefing. With over 80 founders, investors and...

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  • A note from the Director: Engine Shed – 4 Down, 11 to Go

    Well, that’s another year gone. Four years since we opened Engine Shed – and nearly £400k of operating surplus generated. 30% of that...

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  • West of England: The Best Bits

    As Scale-up Enabler for the West of England, I spend a fair amount of time sharing and advocating for my mission – to ensure the West of...

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  • Working with Teachers and ‘Techies’ to develop ‘Engine Shed on Tour’

    In October we announced Boomsatsuma as one of the winners of our ‘Call for Ideas’ project, with their pitch proposing to take the...

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  • A note from the Director: Stitched up – in a good way!

    That’s been an eventful fortnight – but then it’s been an eventful few years: Engine Shed will be 4 years old on 2nd December! When...

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  • Engine Shed welcomes focus on investment in Autumn budget

    Yesterday’s budget revealed significant promises from the Conservative Government with regard to investment. The Chancellor of the...

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  • Engine Shed Announces New Scale-Up Focused Map and Angel Hub

    Engine Shed host Scale-Up Pow Wow in partnership with Smith & Williamson The event convenes regional stakeholders around a common...

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  • Musings: Scale-up Event Season

    Over the couple of months, I have attended, spoken at and hosted more than my fair share of scale-up focused roundtables, conferences and...

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  • Engine Shed Combat the Challenges of Scaling with Scale-Up Briefing: Room for Growth

    Engine Shed host Scale-Up Briefing event in partnership with Ashfords Scale-Up Briefing: Room for Growth tackles issues faced by scaling...

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