Free/Subsidized Mentoring from The Growth Accelerator

Growth Accelerator

GrowthAccelerator is a new programme helping England’s brightest businesses achieve their ambition and potential. BIS is investing nearly £200 million in GrowthAccelerator, because the evidence is clear that fast growing small businesses generate a very high proportion of economic growth and jobs in the UK.

The aim of GrowthAccelerator – previously known as Business Coaching for Growth – is to increase the number of small businesses that achieve rapid growth. It will help small businesses with potential, overcome barriers to growth and make a significant contribution to our ambition of a private sector-led recovery.

Delivered by the private sector for the private sector, GrowthAccelerator provides high growth potential small businesses with the know-how and ability to achieve sustainable growth. Proven business experts work with business leaders to tackle issues such as:

  • Developing and delivering a tailored growth strategy
  • Becoming investment ready and securing finance
  • Commercialising innovation effectively
  • Developing leadership and management capability

GrowthAccelerator also connects clients with trusted sources of business advice locally. For example, UK Trade & Investment, business incubators and specialist professional services firms, as well as investor and business networks.

GrowthAccelerator is delivered across England by leading business advice specialists Grant Thornton, Pera, Oxford Innovation and Winning Pitch, along with a range of specialist local partners. It has an impressive team of coaches that have a track record of delivering successful growth in SME’s of all sizes and in all sectors and regions.

GrowthAccelerator is available only for companies with genuine potential for rapid and sustainable growth. Businesses with the capacity, commitment and intent to double turnover or employment within three years.

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