NorthInvest partners with Capita Scaling Partner to turbocharge growth for Northern start-ups


Leeds-based investment non-profit NorthInvest has announced its partnership with Capita Scaling Partner.

This partnership will see the two companies collaborate on a series of bespoke pitch events with the aim of connecting innovative businesses in the North of England with Capita’s unique scaling initiative.

Capita Scaling Partner (CSP) is the start-up development business of Capita, one of the UK’s largest outsourcing and professional services companies. CSP provides start-ups with strategic access to a vast network of clients, suppliers, investors and sales experts to secure long term sustainable growth.

Helen Oldham, Founding Board Director of NorthInvest said: “NorthInvest and Capita Scaling Partner are both passionate about supporting UK start-ups and scale-ups, so forming this partnership was a natural evolution. This initiative will provide founders with a unique opportunity to connect with an organisation which has significant supplier reach and a wide range innovative technologies.”

Anna Fairhurst, Head of Origination at Capita Scaling Partner adds: “We are really excited about supporting start-ups in the North to scale through a partnership with Capita and making their solutions available to a wider client base. With our network of relationships both in the UK and abroad we’re uniquely placed to help start-ups scale and we’re really proud to be working with NorthInvest to bring that proposition into the Northern technology ecosystem.”

Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur Professor Adam Beaumont, NorthInvest is a not-for-profit investment organisation dedicated to building a stronger and more connected tech investor and start-up community across the North of England. In 2020, NorthInvest increased its impact significantly to facilitate 19 rounds of funding worth over £9 million and deliver 294 free coaching and mentoring sessions to entrepreneurs.