This is Two Zero

We’re a specialist business support service helping equip scaleup business leaders with the tools and skills to grow their business 20% year on year.

Our story

Two Zero was founded in 2020 by Lancashire County Council to help and inspire leaders of companies to grow 20% year-on-year.

We have since fully supported 65 scaleup businesses. Over 96% of these businesses have grown 20% in revenue and employment.

Throughout the year we run a series of funded programmes that help ambitious Lancashire business leaders develop their scaleup mindset and put their business on the path to high growth, playing a part in growing the Lancashire economy.

As well as our programmes, we create and share regular helpful insights on scaleup topics, bring scaleup leaders together through events and work with regional and national organisations to help develop the scaleup business support ecosystem.

The power of scaleups

Around 50% of the UK’s SME economy, about £1.1 trillion, is generated by less than 1% of all SMEs.

These high-powered businesses are known as scaleups – businesses with average annual growth in employees or turnover greater than 20% over three years.

For Lancashire, these companies will generate sustainable jobs, improve supply chains and contribute more to the local economy.

If you would like to know more about our programmes and how we can help, we would love to hear from you. 

The team

Amin Vepari
Programme Manager, Two Zero

Amin has worked with hundreds of ambitious businesses across a variety of growth programmes in Lancashire, helping ambitious businesses to reach their goals.

He leads the Two Zero programme and is a relationship manager to all businesses in current and past cohorts. Through Two Zero, Amin will work with you to design the right support to grow at pace and ensure your business fully benefits.

John Woodruffe
Partner, CUBE Thinking

John has successfully applied his solid track record of achievement in lean manufacturing, sustainable operation and business leadership to his role in managing client relationships.

He is responsible for overseeing the management of operational excellence projects – working with clients to determine priorities, mobilise resources, identify and deliver training needs, support and guide transformations, evaluate impacts and ensure that plans are achieved on-budget and on-time.

Jason Kingston
Partner, CUBE Thinking

A self-confessed bookworm with a passion for economic and business performance, Jason sees a bigger purpose for regions to support the best conditions for growth.

Through a varied career across both public and private sectors, there has been a recurring theme of continuous improvement and the Japanese Kaizen approach. While undertaking Six Sigma and Lean training, Jason realised that years of frustration had a release and that business improvement could make the lives of staff much more fulfilling yet drive business growth.

Joel Durkin
PR and Marketing Manager, Freshfield

Joel manages marketing and PR for Two Zero, including the creation of the brand, website and overall visibility of the programme. In his role at Freshfield, he also manages several of Freshfield’s other public sector clients including Boost.

Before joining Freshfield, Joel worked as a business journalist including as business editor at North West Business Insider magazine.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Discover our programmes

Find out more