Growth Builder, this company growth programme put together by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, launches today and it’s open for applications from British high-growth businesses.
Entrepreneurs and private and public sector organisations have fallen together to generate the tailored 12-month programme, intended to provide unrivalled usage of government, university innovation, corporate expertise, investors, and successful entrepreneurs.
Designed by NatWest, BT, UCL, Loughborough University, UKTI, the british isles Business Angels Association, PIE Mapping and Fast Growth Forum, the Growth Builder programme is a firstly its type to make together public and private partners to give a fully adaptive educational programme for British firms that prefer to handle the subsequent stage of growth.
Applications open today having a launch event at BT Tower. The primary programme will kick-off in late April 2016 with monthly events, workshops, and coaching groups. Organisers will identify a basic cohort as much as 50 high-growth UK companies and definitely will assist them over a 12-month period.
Companies selected for any programme might be chosen by the panel of specialists, each depending on their very own merit. The panel will be searching for proven successes while using the likelihood of significant future growth. Being a guideline companies should have either 1.5m revenue or 20 staff and also have grown by over 20% per annum for the past 2 years.
Ed Wray, co-founder of Betfair and active angel investor, said: “British start-ups are accomplishing a fantastic job, but more can be accomplished to assist them scale to become global and industry-leading successes. Growth Builder is designed to tackle a lot of the current barriers for this. Combining leading players in public places and sector organisations with a collaborative peer group, the focus is on providing promising entrepreneurs with unrivalled accessibility to strongest names operational, angel and venture funds, global universities, Government and entrepreneurship.”
Sherry Coutu CBE, serial entrepreneur and investor, commented: “Great britain is leading the earth while in the introduction of innovative and fast-growth start-up companies – we have much for being pleased with. When considering this, I applaud the efforts of Growth Builder, which is building over the work we did together not too long ago with RBS about the Scale-up Report, working to enhance the wide variety of firms that grow from small ones to large ones by bringing together entrepreneurs with the specific purpose of accessing new and game-changing contacts. I look forward to seeing the impact this programme are going to have on productivity and UK economic growth for years to come.”