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Scaleup North East Launch

Date - Jan 26, 2018
Time - 8:30am - 11:30am
Venue - Crowne Plaza Newcastle
Cost - Free
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From Reggae Reggae Sauce to Scaleup North East: Dragon’s Den star Levi Roots reveals his secrets of success.

Scaleup North East is a multi-million pound programme focused on helping North East businesses grow to their maximum potential.

We are delighted to welcome Dragons Den and Reggae Reggae Sauce star Levi Roots and other key members of the scaleup community to the North East to help us launch the programme.

Levi will tell his personal story and share his experiences as an entrepreneur, as well as reveal top tips on how to pitch for investment, learn from mistakes and go for growth.

Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth. Whilst we can’t achieve this for you, we will do everything in our power to help.

The support we give is tailored the needs of your business; when it comes to scaling one size doesn’t fit all. Our commitment to you is to get behind your business, investing time, energy and resources to help you become the best you can be.

Come along to this if you think you could be:

  • A business who would like to take part in the programme.
  • Scaleup Referral Partner - Organisations that are actively working with scaleup businesses to refer suitable clients into the Scaleup North East programme.
  • Scaleup Solution Provider - Organisations that have one or more high quality services or product solutions that can help solve specific scaleup issues.
  • External Scaleup Consultants - organisations that can provide bespoke support to businesses embarking on their Scaleup journey.Consultants will need to be approved on the Scaleup register and procured by the client directly.
  • Scaleup Champions - Champions will be prepared to act spokespeople, advocates and ambassadors for the programme, and wherever possible open to lending personal support, through their knowledge and experience, contacts or even as mentors.


Hosted by North East LEP Chair, Andrew Hodgson, the event will feature key notes from:

  • Levi Roots, from Rastafarian musician to inspirational business success story
  • Irene Graham, Chief Executive Officer, Scaleup Institute
  • Jason Legget, Programme Director, Scaleup North East

Where is the event?

The Crowne Plaza is located in Newcastle city centre’s Stephenson Quarter. You can find a map of the location here, more information about the location here and details of the closest car park here. You will be welcomed on the day with breakfast and the opportunity to network with likeminded businesses.

Businesses that meet the following criteria are invited to attend:

  • Based in the North East LEP area (Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland)
  • Minimum of 5 employees
  • Current turnover at least £500k per annum