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Supporting Scale-Up SMEs

The first part of the ‘Supporting Scale-Up SMEs’ initiative will take place in Kent and the surrounding area and will include filmed case studies, an evening event and supporting resource pack. The case studies will be promoted to our members and across IET social media platforms as standout examples of growing engineering and technology companies.


Innovation, productivity growth and scaling up are key in enabling businesses to generate competitive advantage, growth and prosperity. SME respondents to IET research highlighted their need to develop business capabilities, to complement their existing technical competence.

The pilot programme follows on from the IET’s previous work on developing engineering and technology SMEs. This includes a 2018 report on ‘Bridging the innovation gaps’, which identified three challenges that are creating barriers to SME growth, along with some potential solutions for success.


General, topic and location-specific resources for SMEs.

Baxall Construction – Overcoming the challenges and scaling up successfully