Life in the fast lane
A roadmap for scaling up your medium sized business
With the economy continuing to grow and a record number of businesses starting up in 2015  , the entrepreneurial spirit of the UK is thriving. Businesses of all sizes have a strong appetite to grow and channeling that energy into scaling-up is integral for the UK's future growth prospects.
Scaling-up is the act of growing quickly, whether through creating new jobs, increasing turnover or investing in your business. In recent years a number of reports have underlined the importance and economic value of fast growth businesses:
This report aims to build on that existing evidence with particular focus on fast-growing medium sized businesses – often the unsung heroes of the UK economy. Produced in partnership with Experian and Lloyds Bank its conclusions are based not only on data analysis, but also in-depth interviews with over 50 inspiring leaders of medium sized, scale-up businesses based in the UK. The key findings are:
Through harnessing the insights of fast growth medium sized businesses, the report also intends to provide practical guidance into the choices that can fuel fast growth and profile how these dynamic firms overcame roadblocks on their way to success. In doing so we want to encourage more companies to follow their lead and gain insight into the key decisions that matter to spurring growth.
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Disclaimer: The quantitative analysis and stakeholder engagement were undertaken in partnership with Experian and Lloyds Banking Group. The CBI is responsible for the written content of the report and government recommendations.
 NESTA, The Vital 6%, 2009
 Octopus Investment, High Growth Small Business Report, 2015
 Sherry Coutu CBE, The Scale-Up Report, 2014