What is

GrowthAccelerator is a unique service led by some of the country's most successful growth specialists where you’ll find new connections, new routes to investment and the new ideas and strategy you’ll need for your business to achieve its full potential.

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

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.

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Is GrowthAccelerator right for my business?

GrowthAccelerator exclusively targets high growth businesses at any stage in their lifecycle.

Challenges we can help you overcome include:

  • Attracting the right funding for your business
  • Finding, winning and growing profitable customers
  • Developing new products and services
  • Leading your business to succeed

Challenges we can help you overcome include:

  • Bringing scale to your business
  • Accessing finance for expansion
  • Creating a pipeline of new products and services
  • Building a high performance team

Challenges we can help you overcome include:

  • Entering new markets
  • Developing an IP portfolio and strategy
  • Accessing finance for acquisitions
  • Succession planning
Is GrowthAccelerator right for my business?

Become part of the high growth community

Over 10,000 businesses are already benefiting from GrowthAccelerator. Become part of a community of ambitious businesses realising their full potential.

Success stories

Businesses that seek external advice and information are 14% more ambitious and 50% more successful than those that do not (BIS , 2010).

Watch a success story and discover how businesses are benefiting from GrowthAccelerator.

  • Roaming Roosters

    Food & drink
    GrowthAccelerator has given us the chance to stand back and check we’re making the right decisions. It’s also enabled us to put a structure in place to support rapid growth and manage that growth in a sustainable way, helping us to achieve our goals and get to where we want to be.
    Watch the success story
  • Space Catering

    £12 million
    Food & drink
    As a result of our GrowthAccelerator journey, we have achieved far greater recognition in terms of our sustainability expertise. I would recommend the service to any company that wants help in a specific area of their business, and a push to drive them on.
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  • Traveller

    GrowthAccelerator really got under the skin of our business. Their enthusiasm was so reassuring, and having that third party there to mediate and provide external perspective was crucial. The whole service – in particular the Orbit Diagram process, which was pivotal – has been really good for us.
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  • Overton UK

    We'd been doing things our own way for a while, and this process really made us look at the business from a different angle. Our Growth Manager found the perfect mentor for the company, which has helped us no end. What we’ve learned in just a few months has been worth every penny.
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  • Robert Woodhead

    Robert Woodhead
    £22 million
    I would certainly recommend GrowthAccelerator to other organisations. If we hadn't gone through this process, we could well be in the same position of many other companies in the construction sector that are no longer here
    Watch the success story

How does GrowthAccelerator work?

Identifying your priorities for growth

We will work with you to explore your ambition and capacity to grow, give you new insights into the barriers holding your business back and consider potential opportunities for your business.

Developing your growth plan

Your growth plan will be completely bespoke to meet the individual needs of your business.

It will concentrate on the areas that you and your Growth Manager expect to be most influential on your drive for greater growth.

Beginning your drive for rapid growth

In collaboration with you we will select and appoint a Growth Coach matched to your business against attributes including experience, skills and personality.

Your Growth Coach will work closely with your business implementing your growth plan.

Where driven businesses
go to realise their ambitions

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

Simply answer the following questions to see if you are eligible:

Is my business eligible?

  • Are you determined to grow?
  • Is your business registered in the UK & based in England?
  • Do you have fewer than 250 employees?
  • Is your annual turnover under £40 million?

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