Steve Young
Innovate UK Business Growth Scaleup Director

Steve is a specialist Scaleup Consultant and Trainer with 30+ years’ experience of helping ambitious leaders bust through the barriers and climb learning curves faster. His sole focus is to provide the strategic guidance that enables committed Management teams to scale at speed.

His experience as a Director of two scale up businesses himself, both of whom grew exponentially and achieved successful exits, not only gives him credibility but also real empathy with leaders who have committed to their scaleup journey.  

Steve’s Scaleup Model and the practical techniques that support this called “Growthology” have been now been applied to hundreds of scaleup firms through the UK’s most successful High Growth Support Programmes including Growth Accelerator (England), Accelerated Growth Programme (Wales), Boost (Lancashire) and Strategic Business Growth Programme (Yorkshire).  

Over the past decade he has advised/trained High Growth Managers across RBS, NatWest, Barclays and HSBC through a range of workshops, videos and Playbooks with essential step by step guides to help them support their scaleup clients.

Steve works with firms at every stage of development from highly ambitious early-stage businesses through to global businesses looking for their next killer growth move. His Lean Startup programmes including Lean Traction (UK Science & Technology Facilities Council), High Potential Startups (Welsh Government) and Lean Startup (Bioscience Catalyst Stevenage) have successfully helped deliver early funding and rapid customer growth.  

The majority of Steve’s work is spent with leaders of innovation-led small to medium sized businesses who are committed to rapid growth but are struggling to develop the right strategy, or more often, challenged by the tactical changes demanded to convert their scaleup intent into an operational reality. Global Organisations that have also commissioned Steve to help with their High Growth Execution Strategies have included Capita, Google, Arriva (UK) and ACT (Egypt).  

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