Scale up New Anglia: Growth Pathways To Success

May 21, 2020

Coderus and IJYI, both members of the Innovation Martlesham (IM) ecosystem, based at Adastral Park, have recently enjoyed success by being part of Scale Up New Anglia (SUNA) initiative.

The Scale Up New Anglia programme is an extensive programme created to facilitate high growth in ambitious businesses.  It brings together groups of like-minded entrepreneurs who take part in a range of fully funded activities.

The programme includes one-to-one business coaching, group workshops, events, access to funding and signposting to specialist programmes including the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme a free programme to help business leaders create jobs through providing education, capital and business support services.


(Mark Thomas, CEO Coderus)

“It was absolutely fantastic,” said Mark Thomas, CEO of Coderus.  “I met with a whole bunch of similar-minded business owners.  It’s true what they say.  It’s lonely at the top.   So, it has been great talking to them and saying ‘How does this sound to you?  Am I mad doing this?  I would definitely recommend businesses to contact the Growth Hub. Mark adds “It’s been really great having a team who’s able to identify these programmes and additional funds.” Coderus designs mobile apps and wearable technology devices for clients and the business  has seen a phenomenal average growth rate of 40% over the past seven years. Taking part in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme has inspired the development and launch of a new website that now highlights Coderus’ key consultancy and strategy services with emphasis on their plans to provide leading mobile app and embedded software design services across multiple industry sectors such as the marine and automotive sectors.

‘IJYI works with clients including local government and finance companies, developing bespoke software, cloud integrations, data platforms and business intelligence solutions to help businesses leverage the power of their data.  Chris Pont, Co-Founder and CEO of IJYI says “the New Anglia Growth Hub has had a pivotal role helping Chief Financial Officer Justin Nevison-Grainger to secure a small grant from New Anglia LEP, which funded equipment including monitors, servers and PCs, for their new premises.  The collaboration with the Growth Hub continued and IJYI has become part of the Scale Up New Anglia programme.

(CEO and Co-Founder IJYI – Chris Pont)

If you’d like to know more about how the New Anglia Scale Up Programme could help you grow your business call 0300 333 6536,  email or visit:

Click here to hear more from Coderus and IJYI about their experience.


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