It is estimated that scale ups contributed £1 trillion to the UK economy in 2018 - 50% of the total contribution from UK SMEs - and are 54% more productive than their peers.
Since they operate across all sectors and geographies, they benefit the entire economy and play an important role in local employment.
From a scaleup to a high-growth technology leader, we're on a mission to assist leaders to emerge from challenges they are facing and execute effectively through partnerships, tools, events and development.
London Business Academy (LBA) was founded in 2015, initially as a daughter brand of Open Solutions Global, and aimed at supporting international executives operating in the UK under the premise that businesses are more effective when their leaders can communicate across cultures, collaborate, and develop, focused on their long-term goals.
In the subsequent years, LBA has partnered with NatWest to offer seminars, talks, and consulting services to more than 100 London-based SMEs, and short programmes for overseas C-level delegates visiting the UK.
At LBA, we have always believed that by empowering and enabling executives, we contribute to their organisations and, thereby, benefit society.
As we relaunch the Academy, our vision is to provide Chief Executives and boards of tech companies with a platform to contribute ideas and collaborate, to grow and develop world-class, forward-looking global organisations, as well as to advance thought leadership in areas such as ethics, market integrity, sustainability, and leadership excellence.
Innovative ideas, a fresh perspective, experience-based solutions, specialised expertise, and the latest knowledge are the ingredients that propel the business forward.
Our exclusive membership is open to CxOs and Board of Director members and aims to impact their organisations, teams and the industry as a whole.
“If you're competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.”