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The EY Foundation 2017 Accelerate programme has recently launched in London, Yorkshire, the North West and Scotland, and provides business support to social enterprises by offering access to skills from business coaches, workshops, networking and project support.

As Jennifer Freeman of EY Foundation explains, “we want to help social enterprises to grow and thrive so that they can continue to play an important role in stimulating local economies and affecting social change”.

Accelerate offers 12 months of support that includes access to:

  • Your own business coach, offering you one-to-one support in understanding and leveraging your business performance
  • Tailored workshops targeted at understanding the key financial levers of your business
  • Networking events to connect with potential clients, supporters and advisors
  • Project support resource – Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to access free business expertise from EY and other parties. Entrepreneurs may need to pitch against other participants to access this resource

You can find out more about the programme by clicking here, and the EY Foundation is waiting for your call on 020 7951 4555.