This 5 week programme offers 3 face to face practical workshop sessions and 2 individual online mentoring sessions, designed to help Oxfordshire’s SMEs to grow.


The Growth Accelerator will benefit businesses that are ready to grow by helping to identify, assess and manage the challenges of growth and also with developing essential pitching skills; to help secure funders, win clients and build partnerships.


You’ll identify and learn strategies to manage growth challenges including:


• Securing finance


• Leadership


• Management and building a team


• Business strategy


• Systems and efficiencies required for growth




The application process is competitive and has a selection criteria.


The minimum criteria is your business must:


• Have been trading for at least a year


• Have a validated product or service proposition, evidenced by revenue generation


• Be anticipating growth over the next 12 months


• Be under £500K revenue (latest annualised forecast)


• Have hired or intending to hire within a year


We are looking for applicants who can commit to completing the full programme to ensure that they get the best results. There will also be some preparation required ahead of the first session.




Workshop session dates:


6th September, 9:00am to 1pm


20th September, 9:00am to 1pm


4th October, 9:00am to 1pm



Mentoring session dates:


13th September, 1h at an agreed time


27th September, 1h at an agreed time


There will also be a follow up event a few weeks after the final session, we will confirm the details for this soon.


Register your interest and a member of the team will be in touch to make sure that this programme is right for you. Please note that terms and conditions apply, and we will contact you to discuss the requirements of this course before a booking can be confirmed. Please note that only 1 person per business may attend.


In order for us to run this event and provide free business support to SMEs, we have secured funding and as a result of this, we require the businesses and individuals that we work with to provide us with certain information and join our ERDF funded Elevate programme.


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