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Targeted Business and Skills Support Available with Accelerate

12th January 2022

Accelerate is a new programme of targeted, flexible business and skills support that is designed to offer businesses and individuals across North Somerset free access to help that is needed most.

Established through the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund, Accelerate is an exciting multi-partnership approach that draws on the knowledge and expertise of the following four established delivery partners:

  • North Somerset Council
  • University Centre Weston
  • North Somerset Enterprise Agency
  • The Food and Drink Forum

The available support offered through Accelerate will allow businesses to gain access to valuable skills sessions on a wide variety of topics, targeted 1 to 1 mentoring, and thematic events that aim to promote growth and inspire innovation. Furthermore, vouchers will be made available to applicable businesses that will grant additional access to paid-for support focused on growth, job creation, productivity, product development, and business resilience.

Accelerate is open to all North Somerset businesses and sectors that are facing barriers to accessing business support, with particular attention given to rural businesses, deprived communities across the county, female entrepreneurs, 18–35-year-olds, creative industries, and food and drink manufacturers.

The current programme will only be available up until the end of June 2022, however the successes of this service will be used to inform future support that will be made available through the Shared Prosperity Fund from the summer, so get in touch with us now and register your interest via: business@n-somerset.gov.uk

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus

For information on the other Community Renewal Fund projects being delivered by North Somerset Council please visit https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/business/business-support-advice/community-renewal-fund

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