By Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs

Operated from The Hunter Foundation’s Ayrshire HQ Blair Castle

Scale Up 2.0

Scale Up 2.0 Programme

In partnership with Scottish National Investment Bank

Developed after extensive analysis of the challenges facing businesses as they scale up, Scale up Scotland 2.0 addresses the lack of strategic support available to high growth businesses and aims to grow the turnover of each business to over £100 million.

Participant companies must be headquartered in Scotland with current revenues typically in excess of £10m, a record of strong year on year growth and the potential and matching ambition to achieve significant revenues within the next 5 years.

The programme is open to the CEO and Executive Leadership teams of up to 12 businesses, is cohort based and places a strong emphasis on peer-to-peer learning. On joining the programme, we will initially provide a deep dive into each business to identify and align the team on the specific challenges and opportunities facing the entrepreneurial leader, the collective executive team, and the individual functional leaders.

CEO’s will participate in quarterly residential retreats at Blair Estate over a 12-month period where they will experience a blend of masterclasses, focused dinners and peer to peer collaboration led by Sir Tom Hunter and leading entrepreneurs from the global stage. These retreats will be interspersed with optional afternoon sessions and early evening dinners hosted by participant companies to explore current challenges and opportunities.

Members of the Executive Leadership teams will also participate in residential retreats at Blair Estate.

The programme is heavily subsidised by the Hunter Foundation and Scottish National Investment Bank with participants contributing a fee of £11k plus VAT.
[the fee includes accommodation and meals for the residential events at Blair estate]

“I am delighted that the Bank is partnering with The Hunter Foundation to launch this exciting programme to Scotland’s scale-up companies.  The ScaleUp2.0 programme aligns with the Bank’s missions. We know that the success of high growth business is critical to boosting Scotland’s productivity and this programme not only looks to address the financing gap for scale-up businesses but will provide future business leaders with mentoring and expert advice to support their growth ambitions.”

Willie Watt, chair of the Scottish National Investment Bank

Applications are currently open

To request an application form please email together with your full name, company name and company number.

Applications for our next intake will close on 17th November. The programme will commence in January 2024.

Entry criteria

  • A limited company headquartered in Scotland
  • Current revenues of £10m +
  • Executive Leadership team in place
  • Potential and matching ambition to reach £100m + revenues in next 5 years
  • Proven track record of year on year growth
  • Exceptional entrepreneur
  • Typically trading internationally

Application Process

We are currently recruiting our next cohort for details on how to apply please email
Applications close on 31st October

Scale Up 2.0

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