Growth Builder – Cohort 2 application deadline extended
Applicants for the UK’s Growth Builder scale-up support programme for high growth potential small businesses now have until midnight on Sunday 17 December to apply for the programme, which will begin in the new year.
Growth builder provides training, workshops and mentoring over a nine month period to unlock the potential of existing small businesess that have the power to achieve substantial growth.
Stevens & Bolton is delighted to join as a new partner to Growth Builder. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with ambitious business leaders and support them in their efforts to scale-up their exciting businesses. We look forward to offering our expertise to support the development of the businesses involved.Nick Atkins, Stevens & Bolton
- 9 out of 10 participants would recommend it to their peers
- 89% said it has fundamentally changed their business strategy
- Participants raised over £10m of new funding and saw one sale during the course of the first programme
It has been really gratifying to have so many high quality companies on the programme, and a privilege to have met so many of them over the last year. I hope that the topics they have been learning about, and the connections they have made, form the foundations of their on-going growth and success. We will continue to develop and improve the programme ready for the second cohort.Ben Fletcher, Entrepreneur and Growth Builder Chairman
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