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SCALEX™

Accelerator
Programme

The ScaleX™ Accelerator Programme is an exclusive 12-month programme specifically designed for CEOs, Founders and Managing Directors of SMEs who have the ambition to scale.

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Fintech
450+ employees
Engineering
120+ employees
Health & Wellbeing
650 employees
Construction
Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
Retail
Northern Ireland
Engineering & Manufacturing
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Motor Trade
Portadown, Northern Ireland
Facilities Management
Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
Security
Dublin, Ireland
Scale X™ Accelerator programme

What is the
Accelerator programme?

The ScaleX™ Accelerator is an exclusive programme for CEOs
and MDs of SMEs who have the ambition to scale with purpose.
ScaleX™ is a 12-month programme that helps the world’s most promising SMEs to accelerate their growth and unlock the key
to successful scaling.

Based on the ten timeless principles of purposeful scaling,
this exclusive programme has been designed and carefully
curated to reflect your scaling journey.

WHO IS IT FOR

We don’t discover powerful leaders, we help people in leadership positions unlock the power of their own voice.

PERSONAS – Knowing where you are can often be the start of journey of getting to… Describe the type of person – sell the ambition – address the challenges – ambitious, driven, enthusiastic – make it relatable – reference natural fears/insecurities – the personal challenges that come with starting and growing a business. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero.

ScaleX™ Framework

The Accelerator programme is built on the ScaleX framework.We are building a thriving community of business leaders around the world and a scale up movement centred on the most comprehensive, holistic framework for organisational scaling – the ScaleXTM 10 Principle Framework.

PHASE
Inspire
Orientate
Accelerate
01

Physche

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Purpose & vision

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People

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04

Plan Your Journey to go Further, Faster

Deliberate action against your most important priorities, coupled with grit and perseverance against a well-informed plan, will enable you to strive for extraordinary scaling

05

Build Smart Processes, Systems & Technology

Learn how to build smart and simple processes and systems, automating as much as possible to keep your business operationally fit for scaling.

06

Inspire World Beating Performance

Identifying and monitoring the right key performance metrics will help you to understand what you need to do to become better, faster and more efficient than you were before

07

Your Proposition in the Eyes of Your Customer

Developing a clear articulation of your company’s competitive strength in the eyes of your customers is key to steering you away from the complexity trap…

08

Explore Your Place in the World

You will learn to embrace the challenges of accessing new markets which will make you raise your game and enhance your opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

09

Accelerate Scaling with Strategic Partnerships

Entering into a strategic partnership
is an attractive way to accelerate your scaling business and increase your reach beyond what would have been possible by going alone

10

Cultivating a Positive Growth Culture

Learn how to intentionally create and sustain the right system of behaviours for your people to
follow which will enable you to realise your scaling ambition.

01

Physche

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02

Purpose & vision

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03

People

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04

Plan Your Journey to go Further, Faster

Deliberate action against your most important priorities, coupled with grit and perseverance against a well-informed plan, will enable you to strive for extraordinary scaling

05

Build Smart Processes, Systems & Technology

Learn how to build smart and simple processes and systems, automating as much as possible to keep your business operationally fit for scaling.

06

Inspire World Beating Performance

Identifying and monitoring the right key performance metrics will help you to understand what you need to do to become better, faster and more efficient than you were before

07

Your Proposition in the Eyes of Your Customer

Developing a clear articulation of your company’s competitive strength in the eyes of your customers is key to steering you away from the complexity trap…

08

Explore Your Place in the World

You will learn to embrace the challenges of accessing new markets which will make you raise your game and enhance your opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

09

Accelerate Scaling with Strategic Partnerships

Entering into a strategic partnership
is an attractive way to accelerate your scaling business and increase your reach beyond what would have been possible by going alone

10

Cultivating a Positive Growth Culture

Learn how to intentionally create and sustain the right system of behaviours for your people to
follow which will enable you to realise your scaling ambition.

WHAT TO EXPECT from the accelerator progeramme

We Help Businesses Scale With Purpose

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Step 1
Insights + Roadmap

Often, when we get too close to the problems that exist in our business it becomes easy to get lost in the weeds. Working collaboratively with you, we undertake an in-depth MRI of your business against our ScaleXTM framework. Not only does this provide us with the insight to fully understand how we can support you on your scaling journey, but our expertise frequently unearths solutions to problems that have appeared intractable for decades. As a result of the MRI, we will provide you with a scaling roadmap that you can share with your wider team highlighting the priorities to focus on first.

 

Step 2
12x [1 day] Interactive/practical sessions

You will be invited to attend 12 carefully designed and choreographed 1-day workshops in line with the ScaleXTM Framework where you will gain a complete, in-depth, lived insight into the scaling journey. Highly interactive; you will participate in active discussion, learn practical approaches to successfully scale your business and share stories of scaling successes with those within your group.

Step 3
Elite Mastermind Group

Our Elite Mastermind Group will bring you together with your peer group to explore the 10 principles of successful scaling and the fundamental associated challenges. Benefit from being part of this exclusive community of scaling leaders by building close bonds with those around you and holding each other accountable for implementing change.

ScaleX™ Accelerator contributers

Accelerator highlights

Resilience

with Wim Hof Instructor Niall Ó Murchú

ScaleXTM Accelerator is an exclusive programme
for CEOs and MDs of SMEs who have the ambition
to scale with purpose. It is based on the 10 timeless principles that are present in successfully scaled businesses. The ScaleXTM Framework can be…

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Mindset

with Dr. Ryan Gottfredson

Develop the essential skills for successful communication, presentation and peak performance by using the secrets of the stage with theatre directors Chris and Lucy Key.

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Innovation

with Paul Akers

FastCap Founder and global thought leader Pauk Akers will guide you through the pillars of Lean manufacturing and culture and how it can transform your business and creativity.

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Mindset

with Dr. Ryan Gottfredson

Learn how to unlock the growth mindset
of you and your team with leading mindset author and researcher Dr Ryan Gottfredson.

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Sustainability

with Marga Hoek

Learn what it takes to transition to more sustainable practices while also scaling your business with CEO, Award Winning Author, and Global Thought Leader Marga Hoek

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Growth

with George Burt

Acquire the skills to go beyond your perceived limitations to pursue high growth, expanded relevance, and strong customer attachment with global author and marketer Gabor George Burt.

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SIMPLE Scaling benefits

Why
Simple Scaling?

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Networking

Leveraging the strong network of your ScaleXTM Hosts. Spending time with some of the most influential minds around the world to inspire your scaling progress.

Profits

Scaling your business and maximising your profits. Consistently growing your business year-on-year in tough market conditions [proof point to reinforce].

Vision and purpose

Developing your purpose and crystallising your vision to get everyone on the same page.

Mindset

Building a strong mindset
for scaling success.

Get creative

your customers better.

Be empowered. Enjoy it.

Letting go of the day to day, taking back control of your life and making scaling
fun again.

Results that speak for themselves

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Discover our 12-month programme that helps the world’s most promising SMEs to accelerate their growth and unlock the key to successful scaling.

We don’t discover powerful leaders, we help people in leadership positions unlock the
power of their own voice.

Net promoter score 10/10
Success
Stories
This is a life-changing programme. It will challenge you in every way to grow yourself and grow your business.
Gareth Morrison, CEO, The Lava Group

Your questions answered…

Frequently asked questions ordered by popularity. Remember that if the visitor has not committed to the call to action, they may still have questions (doubts) that can be answered..

What does the application process look like?

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Can I get funding for the course?

Growth is achieving more results through the same or more effort. Scaling is achieving more results with less effort. Essentially Growing is doing more with more, Scaling is doing more with leverage (leveraging processes for example).

As a company moves from start-up to scale-up and starts to think about how they can take their product or service to a much greater audience, the focus must be less on experimentation and one-off wins and more on establishing the systems which enable long term, repeatable, sustainable growth.

Very few business leaders set aside time to think critically about the changes they need to make to scale, let alone master the formula of scaling.

Do I pay upfront?

ScaleX™ is the most holistic and comprehensive framework for scaling up an organisation. It is a framework designed by scaling leaders for scaling leaders and is based on 10 timeless principles of scaling.

It was developed by founders, Brendan McGurgan & Claire Colvin, who have been steeped in scaling businesses for their entire careers.

Brendan led the scaling of Northern Ireland based company CDE Global. When he joined in 2003, the company had 15 people and £3M revenue. Over a 12-year period he led the business to £100M revenue per annum with 700 people located in 6 continents. Brendan is now the host of the ScaleX™ Insider Podcast and he interviews global leaders and subject matter experts on each principle within ScaleX™. Claire is an experienced People Director who has spent her entire career attracting great talent into scaling SMEs, building their capability and creating the right environment for them to thrive. On the Board of CDE Global, she developed the people systems and structure to enable the company to scale globally and prior to that, she led the Talent function within a scaling technology business growing 30% year on year. Claire and Brendan now work with ambitious leaders around the world to guide and support them on their scaling journey.

In 2019 they carried out extensive research into high growth, long-standing and successfully scaled companies across various industries around the world and authored the Amazon Best Selling book, ‘Simple Scaling – 10 proven principles to 10x your business’ which was published in March 2022.

Together, they are driven to remove the mystery around scaling up a business so that all ambitious, well-meaning business leaders can achieve it too. They continue on their scaling journey with us as they scale their own business.

Is it tax-deductible?

This is often misconstrued. Simple does not mean easy.  Scaling a business is not at all easy, but it must never be complicated. Simple scales, complex fails.

Simplicity can often require the most advanced thinking and it is this that has already been done for you.  The most important piece of advice that runs through the whole ScaleX™ programme is to keep it simple, keep it honest and keep it real.

Being able to share complex matters in a simple (but not oversimplified) way requires a level of maturity and clear understanding of a situation.

We want to lay the code out for everyone to see and understand.

Can I get funding for the course?

This programme is not for leaders of start-ups.  You will have already have proven your product-market fit and will be experiencing growth, coupled with the challenges that come along with it.  Typically, you will have achieved revenues of £1M – £15M in revenue.

You will be driven to take your product or service to a much wider audience and recognise the need to transform into a scale up, putting the right systems in place to enable you to sustain and accelerate this growth.

Are you ready to start your Simple Scaling journey?

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“Ciaran clarified the company’s vision and brought everyone on board for the scaling journey”

Ciaran Devine
CEO & Founder of Evermore Energy

“Alison acquired the tools and mindset to scale her business while making new connections”

Alison McFadden
Director of Continu

“Martin has transformed the way he measures performance and success at TextHelp”

Martin McKay
CEO & Co-Founder of TextHelp