Shaw & Co appoints Mike Jackson to launch Scaleup growth accelerator.

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Shaw & Co is delighted to announce that Mike Jackson has joined the team in the role of Director to help Scaleups accelerate growth and build value.


Shaw & Co offers a range of advisory services for ambitious midmarket owner-managers looking to grow, fund and exit their business. Our mission is to help make companies more valuable, and then help owner-managers to realise that value when the time is right. Mike’s appointment sees Shaw & Co expand its offering to Scaleup businesses, launching new services designed specifically for their needs.

Mike moved from London to Bristol in 2005 after selling his agency business to WPP. He has a strong tech background having built and run websites for Microsoft since 1994.

A familiar face in the local Scaleup scene, Mike has been helping businesses in Bristol and the South West for the past few years through Webstart, the tech incubator housed in Engine Shed.

Mike said: “Joining the team at Shaw & Co presents a fantastic opportunity for us to bring an enhanced programme to support Scaleups in the region. This is reinforced by the team’s strategic, commercial and financial expertise as well as my background in tech. Shaw & Co is also a great cultural fit for the ambitious entrepreneurs I typically work with as they are refreshingly down-to-Earth. It is this style of Shaw & Co’s advisory services that I believe makes its offering special in the market, and more suited to the high-growth, dynamic environments of owner-managed businesses.”

Jim Shaw, Founder and Partner at Shaw & Co said: “We are very pleased to welcome Mike to the team. Because our approach makes us a natural choice of partner for Scaleups, we have been exploring opportunities for how we might be able to expand our services to help these businesses for some time now. This is therefore a very exciting time for us, and we look forward to working with Mike to deliver programmes to help Scaleups succeed.”

Shaw & Co is going through a transformative period of growth at present, with several other new service launches planned, and a string of announcements are scheduled for the coming months.

To find out more about how Mike’s helping Scaleups to grow, click here ->