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PwC, Business West and Engine Shed announce Scale | South West participants

Twelve companies will line-up on 1st March, to pitch their value proposition at the Scale | South West Executive Evening.

Strengthening Bristol’s reputation as a tech, creative and media hub, PwC and Business West, in collaboration with Engine Shed have identified a dozen fast-growth companies in the South West and Wales who will embark on an exciting journey to help tackle the challenges of ‘scaling up’.

The Scale | South West programme will link these selected businesses with market leaders, industry experts and investors to help drive further their growth and expansion.

Welcoming the selected companies, Katharine Finn, PwC regional leader for the West, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for industry leaders, experts and investors to engage with the founders of fast-growth companies that have the potential to be future market leaders.

“Our aim is for founders and executives to learn from each other and feedback from previous programmes suggests that this process evolves as the programme develops. We are confident that this will continue into the current programme and that will, in turn, lead to real development and scale-up opportunities.”

The Scale proposition brings together companies who have developed disruptive and innovative technology, with executive decision makers looking to innovate, establish partnerships or provide mentoring and advice.

Over 20 large corporates with strong regional presence are already showing their support to the initiative.

The Executive Evening is the first of a series of Scale | South West showcase events, to be held on 1st March, at PwC, Bristol and the companies pitching will be:

  • BOXARR: Empowering People to Combat Complexity

  • Ghyston: Turning your technical ambition into technical success

  • HiETA Technologies: Increased system efficiency through thermal management and light-weighting using additive manufacturing

  • Landmrk: Location-based experiences platform, giving digital scale to experiential marketing campaigns

  • MyLife Digital: Rebalancing the control of personal data between an organisation and the citizen, supporting GDPR compliance.

  • OnCorps: Enterprise digital transformation software

  • Ruggd:  Faster, Smarter, Safer Development of applications, from build through to production

  • Synseer: Secure, efficient SaaS platform for enterprise decision-making

  • Test and Verification Solutions: Testing experts helping companies create products that are reliable, safe and secure

  • Theta Technologies: Innovative, patented form of non-destructive testing, using non-linear acoustics (NLA), which detects flaws other technologies cannot see

  • Yellowdog: Solving big batch processing problems in Financial Services.

  • Zeetta Networks: NetOS software for network management, improving efficiency & performance

 

The event is open to executives interested in attending, and they can register here.

We will hold our Final Showcase event for the programme closure on 12th April, open to the public and anyone interested in attending can register here.

 

Briony Phillips, Scale-up Enabler, West of England, said:

"I’m pleased to see such a diverse and dynamic cohort of companies joining the PwC Scale programme in the South West.

“This programme presents a fantastic opportunity to connect exciting fast-growth companies with some of the biggest brands in the region and I’m keen to see what new collaborations and customers result."

Seth Jackson, Landmrk Co-Founder and CEO, said:

“It is so exciting to be a growing start up in the competitive, fast pace world of AR and tech, and we are thrilled to be a part of the Scale programme to increase our reach to clients and investors at every step of the way.”

J Cromack, MyLife Digital CCO, said:

“Being exposed to a network of Partners and corporate contacts of PwC was too good an opportunity to miss. The combined knowledge, support and review of our proposition and business plan will certainly help us scale our business. Working alongside and sharing experiences with like-minded individuals feels like it’ll be mutual gain for all while also supporting the aspirations of the South West to become a leading technology region in the UK.”

Gareth Williams, Yellowdog Founder & MD, said:

“I am super pleased that YellowDog is taking part in Scale. The opportunity to learn from the PwC team and access their enterprise clients is an amazing opportunity to accelerate YellowDog’s growth.”

Laura Lafave, OnCorps CTO, said:

"We are delighted that PwC has brought their highly successful Scale programme to Bristol and the South West.  PwC are a great partner to help us connect with UK enterprises looking to rapidly capitalise on digital transformation opportunities in their businesses."  

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