The Safeguarding Company join 32 British tech companies as ‘ones to watch’ in Tech Nation ‘Upscale’ Programme

Posted Date

1st July 2021

Emma Durrant
Marketing Manager

The Safeguarding Company join 32 British tech companies as ‘ones to watch’ in Tech Nation ‘Upscale’ Programme.

The Safeguarding Company (the makers of MyConcern Safeguarding Software) have been selected as part of 2021’s new cohort for ‘Upscale V6’, the programme developed by Tech Nation (in collaboration with the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport).

Now in its 6th year the initiative identifies the UK’s ‘fastest growing and most promising home-grown businesses’ and provides support to scaling companies through networking and expert coaching from some of industry’s finest and Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs.

The Queen’s Award-winning company and Edtech business will join 32 other scale-ups founded in industries such as, Biotech, Fintech, Healthtech and enterprise software. It will also join a prestigious alumnus including Monzo bank, Bloom and Wild and Borrow My Doggy.

The Safeguarding Company were nominated by its investors Octopus Investments for the 2021 programme as one of its portfolio’s rising stars.

Edward Keelan Investment Director from Octopus Investments said,

We're delighted One Team Logic has been accepted onto Upscale 6.0! It is a testament to the success Martin and the team have continued to make since we invested, particularly in supporting schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Being part of the programme will allow The Safeguarding Company to have continued support to grow and scale according to its ambitious acceleration plans. It will provide access to experts, best practice and support for all areas of the business plus the chance to work alongside some of the UK’s very best talent.

Martin Baker, CEO, explained

"As a company with a clear mission to protect children and vulnerable adults we constantly strive to extend the reach of our products and services to the people and the places where they are needed most and we believe that Upscale can help us to do that far more quickly and much more effectively. We believe the programme provides an exceptional development opportunity for the talented leaders in our company who daily commit themselves wholeheartedly to our mission, it is a unique opportunity that will enable us all to learn, develop and innovate together.

One of the great joys of being a founder is creating jobs and seeing people grow and achieve, and there has never been a more important time for scaleups to create both opportunities and hope in every part of our country and our economy.”

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