A GROWING rugby tour business has signed up to become a part of the latest cohort of a dedicated scale-up programme.

Sky High Sports, based in Corbridge, was one of 12 North-East businesses in this year’s Scale-up Leader’s Academy, run by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.

Launched in 2017, the academy supports business owners with their growth journey, helping build an actionable ‘One Page Strategic Plan’ to achieve their goals.

The entrepreneurs on the programme hail from a variety of sectors, and include Samantha Read of APM Cleaning, Lee Quarzi of Lumo.Tax, Michael Beaton of DRS, Ben Tansey of re:heat, Sally Marshall of the Marshall Robertson Group and Nick Salloway of Status Digital.

Since its launch, the academy has supported almost 30 entrepreneurs across the North-East to focus on achieving sustainable high growth by creating a blueprint for future business success.

Jonathan Lamb, the chief executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “The Scale-up Leader’s Academy is delivering a toolkit of invaluable knowledge to business owners that allows them to prepare for rapid and sustained business growth.”