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    GrowthAccelerator – targeting high growth businesses that want to enter their next growth phase

    Led by some of the country’s most successful growth specialists, GrowthAccelerator is where you’ll find new connections, new routes to investment and the new ideas and strategy you’ll need to further grow your business and achieve its full potential.

    A partnership between leading private sector business growth experts, Grant Thornton, Pera, Oxford Innovation, Winning Pitch and backed by Government, GrowthAccelerator will get your business where you want it to be – faster.

    You’ve already built a successful business and now you’re ready for the next big growth phase. But is the rest of your business?

    • Do everyday responsibilities get in the way of ingenuity?
    • Have tactics taken over from strategy?
    • Have business processes kept pace with growth?
    • Are managers equipped to step up?

    GrowthAccelerator will get to the heart of the barriers that are holding your business back and help you identify the critical steps you need to take to achieve your next phase of growth – rapidly and sustainably.

    We’ll work with you to develop a growth plan which is completely bespoke to the needs of your business. It will involve a commitment of your time but with support tailored to your business priorities and the way you work, we won’t waste your time on issues you’ve already got covered.

    Your growth plan will focus on one of three core areas: Access to Finance, Business Development or Growth through Innovation. All three are delivered through a combination of coaching, workshops and masterclasses.

    What will GrowthAccelerator do for my business.

    GrowthAccelerator will give you the framework to:

    • build a successful growth strategy
    • discover new routes to funding and investment
    • unlock your capacity for innovation
    • build on the power of your people
    • unite and inspire your leadership team.

    How is GrowthAccelerator different from other services?

    GrowthAccelerator exclusively targets high growth businesses who want to enter their next growth phase and have the potential and determination to get there.

    If that’s not where you are, then GrowthAccelerator isn’t right for you. But if it is right for your business and you fully commit to the support we give, your business will grow, and grow faster.

    Who will I be working with?

    GrowthAccelerator’s network of specialists draws on growth experts from the private sector and leaders of high-growth, small and medium businesses. You’ll work with a Growth Manager to develop your growth plan, who will then be with you throughout your involvement with GrowthAccelerator, and a Growth Coach who’ll work with you to implement your growth plan and help your business enter its next growth phase.

    Our Growth Managers all have commercial business backgrounds, with many having also run their own businesses. Our Growth Coaches have proven track records in helping small and medium sized companies accelerate and sustain their growth, in every size, region and sector. They will clarify and challenge the status quo, empower your business to reinvent its future and open up new pathways and possibilities.

    How much does GrowthAccelerator cost?

    Your contribution will depend on the size of your business. With Government co-investing in the growth of your business and making a major contribution towards the cost, you pay only a one-off fee.

    1 – 4 employees: £600 + £700 VAT*
    5 – 49 employees: £1,500 + £700 VAT*
    50 – 249 employees: £3,000 + £700 VAT*

    This fee is for the guidance and support you receive from your Growth Manager and Growth Coach, the masterclasses and workshops you attend and access to our match funding offer for leadership and management training. In addition, you’ll become part of a high growth community where you’ll meet and network with other like-minded businesses and growth experts who have already experienced the successes you’ve achieved and the challenges you are facing.

    Is GrowthAccelerator right for my business?

    To be eligible for GrowthAccelerator, a business must be registered in the UK and based in England, have fewer than 250 employees and have a turnover of less than £40m.

    Not every eligible business is suitable for GrowthAccelerator. We’ll also explore with you whether your business has the ambition, capacity and opportunity to achieve high growth and reach its next growth phase. If the service isn’t right for you, we’ll guide you as to what you’d need to do to meet the growth criteria in future and may also direct you to other sources of support.

    To find out more about joining us, visit

    You can also call our helpline: 0844 463 2995 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)

    Or get in touch by email:

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