The ScaleUp 360 programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by an expert partnership led by Sheffield Hallam University, with The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC and East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.

ScaleUp 360 supports businesses with scalable potential located at the strategic heart of the country, the Sheffield City Region, covering Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.


ScaleUp 360 receives up to £1,868,028 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which support innovation and business, create jobs and regenerate local communities. For more information visit


About Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University's vision is to become the world's leading applied university, transforming lives and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

By improving productivity, narrowing skills gaps and supporting business through innovation and enterprise, Sheffield Hallam University is driving future economies.

As one of the UK's largest higher education providers, with over 30,500 students, the University is committed to the Sheffield City Region, providing leadership to drive improvements in social mobility, health and the economy.

From ground-breaking research to extensive and pioneering training programmes, Sheffield Hallam University is a national leader in creating innovative solutions that enable healthier lives.

Sheffield Hallam offers a comprehensive range of courses and is one of the country's largest providers of health and teacher training. Its industrial partnerships ensure that the knowledge students develop is relevant, addresses the skills gap and helps business grow.

The University’s research is characterised by a focus on real world impact - addressing the cultural, economic and social challenges facing society today.

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About The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC

The Business Village can help your business with our two office space locations in Barnsley. The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC actively supports the objectives of the Barnsley Jobs & Business Plan by offering flexible managed work space and offices to rent to businesses in approved business sectors, together with targeted business support.

As a non-profit distribution organisation, our objective is to realise a reasonable return on our asset base to enable regular re-investment and maintenance of our infrastructure.

The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC is located on two sites in Barnsley; at Wilthorpe and Cudworth. Situated in attractive landscaped environments with ample car parking, the buildings present an impressive image for client companies and their customers. Both locations are within easy reach of the M1, A1 and Barnsley town centre.

As a not-for-profit distribution organisation, we rely on assistance from the Barnsley business community, the local council, Sheffield & Leeds City Region LEPs, and Europe where possible to support our efforts.

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About East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

We are the leading business representation organisation in the East Midlands region, the voice for business and the 2018 British Chambers of Commerce Chamber of the Year.

With a growing membership of more than 4,300 businesses - start-up to scale up, local to global – the Chamber is renowned across the region for enhancing Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire businesses and communities.

The Chamber’s activity is so diverse and multifaceted that thousands of businesses from across the East Midlands and beyond put trust in the Chamber to help their businesses flourish and grow – irrespective of size or sector.

Members benefit from a wide range of business support services from lobbying and campaigning, helping businesses realise their international trading ambitions, showcasing and market-making activities to workforce training and development.

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