What is Growth Accelerator?


Growth Accelerator


Growth Accelerator is part of the Government’s Business Growth Service. Growth Accelerator is a government backed business support service, from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). The service provides co-investment (match-funding), coaching, support and training for growing businesses. The service is delegated to the private sector for delivery to the small business (SME) and micro-size sector.

My role in Growth Accelerator

Chris Dowling is a registered and approved Growth Accelerator Coach working with the Business Growth Service to deliver the Growth Accelerator service in East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

Listen to interview with Chris Dowling and Simon Robbins – Business Growth Manager for Growth Accelerator – on Uckfield FM:




For business owners interested in the Growth Accelerator service, Chris will introduce the service, explain the benefits and position your business to move forward rapidly with the use of this tailor made business support service.

Growth Accelerator is where ambitious businesses go to grow. A unique service led by the country’s leading growth specialists, Growth Accelerator provides driven businesses with new connections, new routes to investment and new ideas and the strategy they need to achieve their full potential. Whether it’s insight into what is holding a business back and developing a plan for the future; helping to build a case for investment and finding new sources of finance; turning the most innovative ideas into profit or providing training to develop leadership and management, the service is focused on the growth of participating businesses.

The service is aimed at SMEs in any sector of the economy: businesses looking to expand their sales, build their profitability and develop and empower their employees.

How can Growth Accelerator help your business grow?

Is this your business?:

  • You need insight into what is holding your business back, so you can develop a plan for the future
  • You need help to build a case for investment and find new sources of finance
  • You want to turn your innovative ideas into profit
  • You need training to develop leadership and management

Growth Accelerator can help with all of these.

Working with experienced business coaches, Growth Accelerator identifies the barriers that are holding your business back and helps you to find the critical steps you need to take to achieve your next phase of growth – rapidly and sustainably.

Chris, as your Growth Accelerator coach, will give you the framework to:

  • Build a successful growth strategy
  • Discover new routes to funding and investment
  • Unlock your capacity for innovation
  • Build on the power of your people and
  • Unite and inspire your leadership team

How does Growth Accelerator differ from other services?

Growth Accelerator exclusively targets high growth businesses who want to enter their next growth phase and have the potential and determination to get there. If this is the stage your business is currently at and you can commit to the support then Growth Accelerator is right for you.

Let’s get started!

Call Chris Dowling today on 01825 701332

Or if you prefer, drop me an email at: info@dowlingconsultants.co.uk.