I’m Scott Dylan, Inc & Co Co-Founder and Partner. I oversee the company’s strategic direction, which I created with my business partners to bring companies together to help businesses improve their business operations and collaborate. Inc & Co invests in and funds the acquisitions of companies.
Through Inc & Co, we have funded several groups with specific sector specialities. The groups, to name a few, include Inc Logistics Group, Inc Retail Group and Inc & Co Property Group. Each group also acquires and holds several subsidiaries.
The idea of building up and acquiring companies and building up groups stemmed from the fact we wanted various sector-specific companies to work more closely together. By bringing them into a group collective, they benefit from shared top-level business functions such as HR, marketing, finance and business development so they can focus on what they do best, delivering high-quality services to their clients.
An entrepreneur at heart, I started my own little business at school. I understood that the school was spending hundreds of pounds on replacing headphones that I knew could be fixed for less than £15 a set. I ended up being paid by my school to do exactly that.
I’ve worked in various different businesses across various sectors, including creative digital businesses, logistics companies and even the music industry. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot of lessons, and now, my goal is to use my past experiences and knowledge to support start-up businesses and businesses that are struggling by providing strategic support, mentorship and direction to give them a new lease of life.
Founding a private equity disruptor
Inc & Co was created as a private equity disruptor – to take over or invest in companies and change business behaviours through inclusive and collaborative capabilities. And I’m proud to say that we now have offices in London, Manchester and Leeds.
Recent acquisitions funded include the UK’s biggest on-demand laundry service Laundrapp, Leeds-based creative agency Brass, award-winning digital marketing agency Neon, mobile development app business Cuhu, serviced office company Prospect Business Centres, parcel delivery company Parcelwise and logistics company GLB Transport.
Inc & Co has also funded the start-up of companies, including the technology-focused logistics company Ventura Logistics.
In 2020, Inc & Co funded the formation of Inc & Co Property Group to oversee the acquisition and development of Prospect Business Centres, which provides serviced office accommodation. And I’m actively seeking new sectors to bring the proposition to.
Forbes Business Council Member
Outside of Inc & Co, I’m also a current member of the Forbes Business Council and regularly contributing to Forbes.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me travelling and spending time with my partner Gareth and my two dogs, Harvey and Ozlo. Sadly our other lovely dog, Ralph passed in mid-2022. I’ve been and lived everywhere, from the USA and Spain to the Netherlands and even France, and I am always looking for the next adventure!