- Opens: Now
- Funding type: Grant /In-kind
- Funding body: UK Government / EU
- Key driver: SMEs with rapid growth plans and potential
- Funding amount: up to £2,000 per person (50%) GA
The Growth Accelerator programme entered its second phase on April 1st 2015 and the three directors at Granted Consultancy are now approved advisors under the Access to Finance strand. This means that eligible businesses can work with us under the scheme at a greatly subsidised rate. To be eligible, your business needs to be SME (under 250 employees and £40m turnover) and have high growth aspirations (double turnover in two years).
Growth Accelerator provides business support and coaching across the areas of Business Development, Access to Finance and Leadership & Management. Under the Leadership & Management strand you can access 50% match funding of up to £2,000 for each senior manager to undertake leadership and management training within your choice of the following key areas, including:
- Developing an effective personal leadership and management style
- Leading and managing high performance
- Planning and developing an effective organisation
- Sustaining growth and continuous improvement
- Embedding a culture of innovation
- New market entry
Growth Accelerator is open to all SMEs based in England with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £40m. Please note, there is a one-off fee to access Growth Accelerator: for a business with 5-49 employees this is set at £1,500 + £700 VAT (based on 20% of the nominal value of the service at £3,500).