Newcastle Scaleup Summit 2017

Newcastle Scaleup Summit 2017

Building on the success of their 5-day ‘Newcastle Startup Week’ festival in May 2017, they also will be adding a 1-day ‘Newcastle Scaleup Summit‘ at the Live Theatre on Thursday 23rd November 2017 to help people learn how to take their business to the next level.

Speakers will share practical insights on how they grew their business & how you can do the same by:

1. Adopting a ‘Growth Mindset’ that will help you think much bigger
2. Improving your sales, marketing & PR of existing products or services
3. Innovating, developing & launching new products or services
4. Improving processes to save time & money to invest back into your business
5. Finding people with the right skills & experience to grow your business
6. Learning how to forge & maintain partnerships with bigger businesses
7. Understanding how membership organisations can help & which one is right for you



9am-9.30am: Arrival + Registration

9.30am-12.45pm: Morning Session


  • ‘How to innovate & develop new products / services’ by Professor Roy Sandbach OBE (Newcastle University)
  • ‘Developing new products & services through Open Innovation Challenges’ by Naomi Morrow (Sunderland Software City / Digital Catapult Centre | Durham & Tees Valley)
  • Panel Discussion: How to find the skills & talent you need to grow your business ft. Neil Stephenson (Director, Tetrad Recruitment Group Ltd), Michaela Reaney (MD, Gradvert), Peter Neal (Head of Strategic Talent, UNW LLP), Lynsey Walton (Walton HR) & Laura Sharpe (Sharpe Recruitment) hosted by Natalia Blagburn (Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Northumbria University)

1.30pm-5.30pm: Afternoon Session

  • ‘Our journey from traditional marketing to growth’ by Janet Balneaves (Director, Growth at Skyscanner)
  • ‘How to improve your sales & marketing of existing products / services’ by Nevil Tynemouth (Founding Director, New Results Ltd) & “Why my clients succeeded at Scale Up and I didn’t” by Stefan Lepkowski (MD, Karol Marketing)
  • Fireside chat with Lucy Batley (Co-Founder, JUMP) & Pete Watson (CEO, Atlas Cloud)


Further Event Information

Both the 2017 and 2018 events have attracted over 600 delegates from across the UK, Europe and USA and we’re expecting our next one in May 2019 to be even bigger!


Date & Time

Thursday, 23 November 2017



Live Theatre


United Kingdom


Ticket Information

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