What is Start to Scale?

Start to Scale supercharges and supports the UK's start-ups and scale-ups by providing access to essential resources and insights from key stakeholders in the business community, as well as in-person market square events. Together, we can achieve more.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for growing your business. For that reason, it's important for start-ups and scale-ups to have access to experienced, reliable advice from experts embedded within the community.  

Our corporate lawyers have created a series of insightful guides, which provide the building blocks to successfully scale your business.

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association have released revised model documents for early-stage investments. Our corporate finance lawyers have created a set of videos highlighting what investors and founders need to know.

Our Start to Scale social event series brings international investors, scale-ups, and the business community together to focus on supporting — and celebrating — the next generation of UK scale-ups.

What is the Start to Scale Hub?

Our Start to Scale Hub helps universities, incubators, accelerators, and select companies create template legal agreements for their start-up businesses in minutes by completing a simple online questionnaire.

Learn more about our Start to Scale Hub here. Already a member? Please login below.


We've interviewed a range of entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community to get an insight into their minds. Read through their Q&As and find advice and tales from those with hands-on experience below.

Our Corporate Team

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s lawyers combine industry knowledge and extensive experience with technical expertise, and are on hand to assist businesses at all stages of their growth journey. Our corporate lawyers support innovative, high-growth, and spin-out companies to raise start-up and scale-up capital, while also working with a range of high net worth angel investors, angel syndicates, and family offices looking to invest in young companies. 

Learn more about our corporate team here and visit our LinkedIn here

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