Scaling a fast growth business31st Mar 2017

Scaling a business successfully is critical to achieving profitable growth and maturity. Given the pace of growth and change, it is also extremely challenging.

From young, agile companies looking to become more viable and take on investment, to more mature businesses, profitable but requiring speed and innovation to unlock growth, scaling successfully means: cultivating the right cultural values and creating an organisational structure in order to make smarter decisions and plan for the future – whilst remaining agile and spontaneous.

Business founders, faced with the need to hire functional experts or strengthen business planning, often view these steps as a threat to their flexibility and spontaneity, or as adding cost and rigidity, and are wary of them. But as the size and complexity of the business grows, the old ways of working are increasingly untenable.

At this well-attended, free event, held at the Blue Fin Building in London on 31 March, we explored how to scale successfully, both by looking at the lessons from Miniclip and through fostering experience sharing between participating companies.

  • Miniclip CEO, Rob Small, together with his HR Director, Sarah Rose, shared how they are scaling the company to enable rapid growth  (click here to see Rob in conversation with Value Partnership CEO and founder, Simon Court).
  • Value Partnership CEO and founder Simon Court also shared some of his experience of supporting companies to scale successfully using Value Partnership’s expert guidance.
  • Culture Amp co-founder Ramon Elzinga shared how Culture Amp’s culture analytics and management effectiveness tools can provide vital data to support key decisions.

 

 

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“The event provided a thought provoking introduction, a practical business example, case study in table groups and some networking including the excellent lunch.“

“The opportunity to discuss real issues with other professionals.“

“What I learnt from the participants is better than any leadership course that I have attended.“

“Hearing about the challenges faced by other companies helped me realise that my company is not alone in this area.”

“This event allowed me to think about the bigger picture and see the world not just through my own business’s perspective.”