Growth Lending’s CRO, Lauren Couch marks another addition to list of judges

Lauren Couch, the Chief Revenue Officer at Growth Lending, the flexible funding provider for SMEs, has joined the judging panel for the 2023 Scale-Up Awards.

With a strong track record of supporting businesses on their growth journeys, Lauren worked at RBS for more than 16 years in roles such as Head of Business Development and Corporate ABL Director, amassing knowledge of the challenges firms face and the M&A, asset-based lending and working capital solutions that can be used to support them. Lauren is now a senior leader at Growth Lending, which specialises in growth and working capital and international funding facilities.

By becoming the latest member of the 2023 Scale-Up Awards judging panel, Lauren joins an esteemed group that includes Dragon’s Den investor Touker Suleyman; Dr. Saima Rana, the CEO and Principal of GEMS World Academy; Lewis Raymond Taylor, the CEO and Founder of The Coaching Masters, and many others.

Brought to you by Business Leader, the Scale-Up Awards celebrate high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that run them. A record number of entries were received to this year’s event, with the finalists set to be announced on the 30th of August.

Andrew Scott, Founder of the Scale-Up Awards, comments: “I’m delighted to announce another high-quality addition to the judging panel at this year’s Scale-Up Awards. Lauren’s expertise will be invaluable for judging this year’s award entries and I can’t wait to see who she and the other judges will determine as finalists.”

If you have a question about the judging panel or judging process, or if you would like to become a judge, please send an email to or call 020 3096 0020. 

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