After staff costs, accommodation is the next largest fixed overhead and a lot of our investors' cash goes into paying landlords and local authorities.
Lease commitments for a rapidly growing (or shrinking) company are a huge burden.
80% of scale-ups said they would able to grow company faster if local and sub-national government made available publicly-owned offices and buildings on flexible, short-term contracts.
78% of scale-up leaders said they would be able to grow faster if universities and large corporates opened up their R&D facilities to them.
 YouGov Scale-up Survey. Sept 2014. Q 12
 YouGov Scale-up Survey. Sept 2014. Q 14