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10 July 2017

London is the place to scale up your business

Many of the guest speakers at the British Library’s Scale-up Summit event on Tuesday 11 July 2017, have launched, nurtured and grown their business while based in London. Household brand Brompton Bikes celebrates these London roots by saying they’re a ‘bike born in the city’. Other exciting London-based scale-ups on the programme are the founders of Grub Club and the award-winning Rubies In The Rubble and Flight Club social darts venues.

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Grub Club Founder Siddarth VijayaKumar speaking at the British Library's Inspiring Entrepreneurs event in October 2016


Further to the day’s programme of inspiring entrepreneurs’ talks and expert Q&A panels, will be an extra opportunity to find out about new projects and activities run by the London Growth Hub on behalf of the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) and the Mayor of London.

Over the lunch hour we invite you meet London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) Member, Simon Pitkeathley, and find out what could deliver the next big milestone for your company.

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LEAP Member Simon Pitkeathley

Simon is the CEO of Euston Town and Camden Business Improvement Districts and CEO of Camden Collective workspace. Simon has extensive knowledge of the issues affecting SMEs and has also been appointed by the Mayor as the champion for small business as part of his role as a Member of the LEAP.

During this time - and throughout the day - the Growth Hub team will be eager to get your thoughts on how confident you feel about unlocking the huge opportunities that London based businesses can take advantage of, have a discussion about the LEAP’s plans to showcase, promote and support entrepreneurship and hear your ideas to help shape specific interventions aimed at the capital’s growth businesses.

We are also very honoured that the Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal (a fintech business owner himself having founded Xendpay) will be joining our Summit to give the event’s closing remarks.

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Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal

You can find out more about the London Growth Hub, business events and upcoming opportunities available at  

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