The hunt is on for high growth businesses

12/06/2012

In the last year 480,000 new companies have been formed. There are now 4.5 million people classed as self-employed – to varying degrees these are entrepreneurs who are laying the foundations for the recovery and the creation of jobs and wealth.

All over the country, in city centres, business parks and market towns a quiet revolution is underway. A new economy is being built on the explosion of growth from fast growing businesses.

The hunt is on for the high growth businesses who have the capacity and the ability to know they are doing well – they’ve grown through the tough period we’re living in – but they want more. GrowthAccelerator is here to help them.

These businesses know they are good at what they do – this new business support service will help them do even better and get bigger, faster.

It isn’t for everyone, GrowthAccelerator’s aim is to help these businesses double within three years, by helping a business to remove the barriers to growth and throw off the shackles of caution.

By placing an expert business coach with the right skillset, the relevant sector understanding or the right keys to unlock funding, GrowthAccelerator can truly boost business performance.

GrowthAccelerator is on the hunt for small and medium sized businesses in England with real potential for growth to help them achieve their ambitions. On business parks and in city centres high growth businesses with the energy and ambition to grow need help to accelerate that growth.

These businesses can be in any sector – can be in any city, but must share the ambition to grow – the impetus for growth could be a revolutionary new scientific discovery, propelling a major new invention from one of a major university, but equally it could be a fresh new retail concept or a traditional manufacturing operation with the vision to expand into the growth markets of Brazil, Russia, India or China.

What they need is a service that identifies the barriers to growth and helps install the mechanisms to overcome them. This is GrowthAccelerator.

The hunt is on for the businesses that need this level of support. They will improve cities, they will bring more business to their supply chains. This is GrowthAccelerator.

They will create jobs and wealth – do you know one? Are you one?

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Business Coaching for Growth

31/01/2012

High growth companies will deliver the jobs

The research clearly shows that a small number of ambitious businesses create a large proportion of new jobs. Vibrant economies are built on a foundation of high growth businesses, those set up by individuals with great ideas, passion and a desire to fulfil their full potential – we need more of them because they are the job generators of tomorrow! Also referred to as gazelles because of the speed at which they grow, these companies achieve growth rates of a minimum of 20% per annum over a three-year period. They emerge from both hi technology and mature sectors, can be small or large and they exist in all parts of the country.

Doing things differently is the thread that runs throughout the fabric of high growth businesses; typically they innovate and create new experiences in the market place. They stand out from the crowd and enjoy the enviable position of a differentiated business model not totally dependent on being the cheapest. They focus on the needs of staff, customers and shareholders in this order. Founders and teams are driven by making a personal and professional difference – this is what makes high growth companies so special.

If we are going to create more jobs then energy, effort and resources must be directed into supporting gazelle minded entrepreneurs, this means

  • Providing tailored advice to meet their demanding and specific needs
  • Speaking to them in language they understand, free from jargon and action orientated
  • Fast tracking them to trusted commercial networks, ones that have a direct impact on commercial performance

Getting these conditions right will to allow more entrepreneurs to flourish. More jobs means more high growth businesses. The new Business Coaching for Growth service supported by BIS will play a pivotal role in unearthing and accelerating the performance of ambitious forward thinking companies.

Winning Pitch is delighted to be part of the Consortium leading the support for high growth companies. Along with Grant Thornton, Pera and Oxford Innovation this service we will deliver a step change in business support.