Welcome to Breakthrough

Breakthrough Calendar
Upcoming events with Santander Breakthrough
Why you need a social media policy
A company-wide policy will stop social media boundaries becoming blurred
Linn Products Masterclass: Delegate view
Scottish sound systems manufacturer puts people first and reaps rewards
Linn Products Masterclass: High-frequency inspiration
Linn Products' unique story struck a deep chord
How to achieve fast growth and avoid the pitfalls
How to achieve and maintain fast growth
Standing Out From the Crowd: a Saatchi Masius Masterclass
At the Santander-sponsored Saatchi Masius Masterclass, ten companies learn the marketing secrets that will help them stand out from the crowd
McLaren Masterclass: Delegate Stories
Three Masterclass delegates explain what they learned from a recent visit to Formula One company McLaren
July 2014
UK manufacturing on brink of ‘industrial renaissance’
The British manufacturing sector has strengthened its influence in Brussels now that Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of the UK manufacturers’ organization.. more
July 2014
SME owners work through the night
It probably won’t come as much of a surprise that SME owners are working long hours in order to make a.. more
July 2014
Half of SMEs get off the ground in 3 months
A recent survey by PeoplePerHour has found that nearly half (49%) of small businesses launch within 12 weeks, with 19% taking.. more
June 2014
Banks urged to increase SME lending
If the Treasury is successful in its plea to the big banks, SMEs could soon be offered a greater choice of.. more

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Breakthrough Calendar

Upcoming events with Santander Breakthrough.

Growth Capital

Growth Capital provides finance for fast-growth SMEs.
About Breakthrough

Breakthrough Explained

Breakthrough aims to help SMEs fulfil their potential

Upcoming Events

Events are a key element of the Breakthrough programme.

Entrepreneurial Interns

More and more SMEs are offering internships to students.



Standing Out

Saatchi Masius challenge companies to transform brands

Saatchi delegate: Huub

Saatchi Masterclass teaches the value of perspective

Linn Products Masterclass

Scottish firm inspires Masterclass delegates

Linn Products Masterclass

Linn struck a chord at the Breakthrough Masterclass

McLaren: Delegates

Delegates explain what they learned from McLaren



Social media guidelines

Establish boundaries by setting up a social media policy

The track to fast growth

Boost your business’ fast-growth prospects

Pay as you go

How to embrace the mobile payments market
Sales and marketing

The export culture clash

Key points to consider when trading overseas

The discrimination trap

Keeping the company on the right side of the law

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Case Study
Isabella Oliver
Funding enables fashion business to compete with the big brands
Breakthrough To Brazil
Trade mission helps SMEs tap overseas potential.
Breakthrough Responsibly
Helping growing businesses manage their sustainability.
Google Masterclass
Breakthrough’s Google Masterclass.